308 Win & 308 Nat Match Reloading Dies

Q. I will be purchasing Forster reloading dies and a Co-Ax® Press for ammo to be used in my M1 Garand service rifle. It is chambered for 308 Win. I would like to know the difference between your 308 Win dies and your 308 National Match dies.

A. The 308 National Match Sizing die engineered by Forster is only used by rifle shooters who have a tight headspace (length) dimension in their rifle chamber. Many of the rifles chambered by gunsmiths at Ft. Benning, GA and Quantico, VA are headspaced on the short side of the headspace length tolerance. Our 308 National Match sizing die will size the headspace dimension of the brass .002″ shorter than our standard 308 dies will size. Please note that this has nothing to do with the outside diameter of the cases.

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