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300 Win Mag
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: 300 Win Mag Reply with quote

I was at the local used gun shop and came across an old set of RCBS dies stamped "BAR 300 Win Mag". Does anyone know what the "BAR" means? No one working at the shop had even noticed the markings, so they were as clueless as I was.

I have ordered a 300 Win Mag barrel for the T/C Encore. Will these dies work for reloading?

I suspect that they are an early version of what RCBS currently lists as "small base" dies manufactured for reloading ammo for automatic weapons.

Any help, as always, is greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 300 Win Mag Reply with quote

Howdy If I'm not mistakin the BAR stands for "Browning Automatic Rifle"
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 300 Win Mag Reply with quote

shrpshtrjoe wrote:
Howdy If I'm not mistakin the BAR stands for "Browning Automatic Rifle"
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That's exactly what I thought, which is why I thought they may be small base dies.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: 300 Win Mag Reply with quote

Send an E-mail with pictures to RCBS. they are generaly very helpful.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 300 Win Mag Reply with quote

I e-mailed RCBS the same question late on Friday, hopefully they'll get back with me early next week.

I sent them an e-mail on a different subject 1 1/2 weeks ago and have yet to receive a response.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: 300 Win Mag Reply with quote

IIRC they are small base dies for semi autos , had a set once for a 300 BAR ..

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 300 Win Mag Reply with quote

GroovyJack wrote:
IIRC they are small base dies for semi autos , had a set once for a 300 BAR ..

Got an e-mail from RCBS and they are indeed small base dies.

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