6 Creedmoor and 6.5 creedmoor die compatibility

lennyo3034

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I have a set of Redding competition dies for the 6.5 CM. I will begin loading 6 CM in the near future and was wondering if I could reuse the 6.5 dies.

For the sizer, I believe all I need is an appropriate bushing?

Can I reuse the 6.5 CM competition seater die? If not, do I need a whole new die or just a 6mm seater stem?

Thanks.
 

pell1203

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Why don't you try calling Redding directly with your questions.

Seems like Redding would be able to provide you with the most authoritative answers and you could query them directly regarding the differences between the two if they say no.
 

mijp5

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I have a set of Redding competition dies for the 6.5 CM. I will begin loading 6 CM in the near future and was wondering if I could reuse the 6.5 dies.

For the sizer, I believe all I need is an appropriate bushing?

Can I reuse the 6.5 CM competition seater die? If not, do I need a whole new die or just a 6mm seater stem?

Thanks.
You can use the sizing die with smaller bushings. For the seater, you should be able to swap out the stem provided the stem fits in the sleeve.