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Does anyone know if the LEE .22 Hornet collet neck size only dies have enough shoulder clearance for the K-Hornet?

I have an issue spending 2-3X for a set of specialty neck size only dies, when they are likely the same exact die as the non improved neck size only version.

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No their not. But.......you can send you collet die to Lee and they will modify it to K hornet. They charged me $10.00 including return shipping
 

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For Anyones future reference, the standard .22 Hornet LEE collet neck size only dies just showed up and have plenty of sholder clearance to size K-Hornets almost all the way to the shoulder, without impact. Perfectly sufficient for anything short of full length sizing at half to 1/3 the price of K-Hornet dies.
 

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I found my 22K Hornet dies on Ebay. They were 20 or so dollars with shipping.I went with the K version not for velocity increase but for a longer case life.So far I have been very pleased with the mod.
 

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Jeep, I did it for the same reason. Thats also why I am intent on neck sizing only.

Jason, The same way you would set any die. I just stopped adjusting the die down, short of reaching the shoulder.
 

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I have a Redding die set for my 22K Hornet. I also have a 22 Hornet collet die, but have been using a Redding Type "S" neck sizing die I have for the 221 Fireball. It makes some very good handloads


Here is a typical group with a cheap MidSouth Varmint Nightmare 34 grain Hollow point bullet.





I originally wanted to get a Lee Collet die (I really do like them) for my 221 Fireball. I sent in two fired cases and two bullets (50 grain V-Max) with a check for $54 (I think). they sent it all back to me with a note saying the 221 Fireball was too short to make a collet die for. the 22 Hornet is the exact same length, and it is the an off the shelf item...go figure. Any way that is how I ended up with the Redding neck sizing die. Since the 221 Fireball and the 22K Hornet are the same length, I though I would give it a try and it worked to perfection.


Good Luck and Good Shooting
 
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