Custom Machining Services

Custom Machining to Your Specifications

Allow 3-4 weeks delivery for Collets, Neck Reamers, Outside Neck Turner Pilots; 2 weeks for Case Trimmer pilots.

  • Case Trimmer Pilot (fits all Forster Case Trimmers)
    Retail price + $7.00 machining fee
    Specify outside diameter.
  • Case Trimmer Collet
    Retail price + $30.00 machining fee
    Specify cartridge case’s rim diameter.
  • Neck Reamer
    Retail price + $18.00 machining fee
    Specify outside diameter.
  • Neck Turner Pilot (for the OT1010)
    Retail price + $12.00 machining fee
    For use on the Case Trimmer-mounted Outside Neck Turner (OT1010). Specify pilot diameter.
  • Neck Turner Pilot (with shoulder, for the HOT100)
    Retail price + $12.00 machining fee
    For use on the Hand-held Outside Neck Turner (HOT100). Specify pilot diameter.

Custom Machining – Reloading Dies

CUSTOM BENCH REST SEATER DIE or CUSTOM ULTRA MICROMETER SEATER DIE:

(Sorry, at this time we are not making custom dies.)

If you have the chambering reamer with which your rifle was cut, we can use it to make an excellent custom Seater Die. Even if you do not have your rifle chambering reamer, you may still contact us, because we may have a reamer in our tool bin for your cartridge. (If possible, send a sample cartridge case that has been fireformed in your rifle.)

Retail price of Seater Die + $25 machining fee + shipping. Please allow 2-6 weeks.

CUSTOM “P-30” SEATING DIE CHAMBER ONLY:

If you have the chambering reamer with which your rifle was cut, we can use it to make an excellent custom Seater Die chamber P-30. Even if you do not have your rifle chambering reamer, you may still contact us because we may have a reamer in our tool bin for your cartridge. (If possible, send a sample cartridge case that has been fireformed in your rifle.)

Retail price of the P-30 blank + $25 machining fee + shipping. Please allow 2-6 weeks.

CUSTOM P-30 DIE CHAMBER BLANK

Includes specially machined bullet channel to customer specification. This may be needed for use with larger diameter, cast bullets. Specify exact diameter of internal bullet channel. (Note that our standard bullet channel is just .0005″ larger than bullet diameter.)

Retail price of P-30 + $10 machining fee + shipping. Please allow 2-6 weeks.

Custom Full Length Sizing Die

(Sorry, at this time we are not making custom dies.)

We will need to determine whether we have a Sizing Die reamer in our tool bin that will work, or whether you will need to purchase a custom Sizing Die reamer from a third-party reamer manufacturer.

Two times retail price of Sizing Die + shipping. Please allow 14-16 weeks.

CUSTOM BUSHING BUMP SIZING DIE

(Sorry, at this time we are not making custom dies.)

We will need to determine whether we have a reamer in our tool bin to fill your need. (Please note that due to bushing size availability, only 308 or smaller cartridges should be ordered.) If you have the chambering reamer with which your rifle was cut (308 or smaller), we can use it to make an excellent Bushing Bump die. If possible, send a sample cartridge case that has been fireformed in your rifle. Be sure that we stock the size bushing you require before you place your custom order. Bushings sold separately.

Two times retail price of Bushing Bump Sizing Die + shipping. Please allow 14-16 weeks.

CUSTOM NECK HONING OF FORSTER FULL LENGTH SIZING or NECK SIZING DIE

We custom-hone the inside neck diameter by using a diamond stoning process. We enlarge the inside diameter to your specification to prevent over-sizing of the case neck due to thick neck walls. You may require this service for multiple reasons:

  1. If you use some brands of brass cases which have thicker neck walls.
  2. If you do not intend to outside neck turn case necks that have thickened after repeated firings.

Please specify the inside neck diameter. Note:

  1. No more than .008″ stock removal from your existing die neck diameter is possible.
  2. Honing is done in increments of one-half thousandth of an inch (.0005″), meaning that your specified inside diameter must be either.XXX0″ or .XXX5″.

$15.00 + actual return shipping cost & insurance Please allow 1-3 weeks.

CUSTOM Under-size EXPANDER BALL “E-10”

Specify exact outside diameter. We can make special expander balls,”E-10s,” up to three thousandths smaller than bullet diameter.

Retail price + $7 special machining fee + shipping. Please allow 1-2 weeks.

Services

REPOLISH SIZING DIE

To keep the inside of your dies scratch-free, ensure the outside and inside of your cases are free of powder residue and other debris, case necks are deburred and the die itself is kept clean. This precaution also applies to the “E-Z” Out Expander Ball on the Decapping/Expander Assembly, where brass chips and other debris may inadvertently be transferred to the case and die neck. Chips that result from trimming and deburring, or a case that has not been deburred, are especially damaging to die interiors. These chips can become embedded in the die interior. The resulting brass against brass effect “galls” or wears away minute pieces of brass on the case, and gets worse with each use of the die.

Repolishing: $7 + actual shipping

STUCK CASE REMOVAL

Includes repolishing of die. We will notify you if you will need additional replacement parts.

$9 + shipping.

RESET CARBIDE BLADES

For use in a 3-in-1 Case Mouth Cutter (any caliber). It is helpful, though not required, to include some sample cases for the tool to be set to.

$15.00 postage paid within continental U.S. (lower 48 states).

RESHARPEN ORIGINAL CASE TRIMMER CUTTER SHAFT or POWER CASE TRIMMER CUTTER SHAFT

$9 postage paid within continental U.S. (lower 48 states).

RECONDITION & CLEAN T-SLOTS ON UNIVERSAL SIGHT MOUNTING FIXTURE BASE

$29.00 + shipping.

CUSTOM-MACHINED UNIVERSAL SIGHT MOUNTING FIXTURE OVERARM

Spacing customized up to three liners; specify hole spacing. Your Universal Sight Mounting Fixture Base (UF1000-011) must be sent to Forster Products so Overarm can be precisely fitted to it.

$105.00 + shipping.

OPEN TRIMMER ORIGINAL COLLET HOUSING (pre-2010) TO .610″

To accommodate the #4 Collet (CT2004). Please note that Original Trimmers (CT1010) manufactured after June 2010 will accommodate the #4 housing without modification.

No Charge.

UPGRADE B1 SHELL HOLDERS FOR PRIMER SEATER ASSEMBLY

Model B1 Co-Ax® Press was manufactured by Bonanza in the late 1960s through the early 1970s. Its shell holders are incompatible with the current Primer Seater Assembly. Send your shell holders to Forster, and we will enlarge them with carbide tooling to allow you to prime cases.

$6.00 + shipping.