Just thinking out loud, Redding makes competition VLD seater stems for their dies.Do you guys think those stems would work with ELD-X and ELD-M bullets?
I bought the VLD micrometer seating stem. However Redding packaged it wrong. They put a regular one in. Hopefully get it in a week from now.
Great! Please let me know if it works.Thanks!
I have run into this problem two or three times over the years. Most of the manufacturers (RCBS, Hornady, Forster, etc) realized 10 years ago that VLD bullets were here to stay. (Apparently not Lee.)When I had those issues, the die makers were already aware of the problem and had already manufactured seating stems for VLD bullets. A phone call is all that was needed to get the correct part on the way. (Again, apparently, not LEE).I like the Lee collet die. Had I of known what a pos the seater die was, I would have bought a Redding or Forster set of dies and bought the collet die by itself later. Live and learn. I won't be buying any more Lee dies. Their products are usually ok but their customer service is awful.In other calibers and with other dies, I have run across the bullet actually getting wedged into the seater stem before. I took a small dremel and smoothed out the inside radius, sort of rounded off the inside edge and the sticking stopped and I had not further problems.Even us old folks learn something now and then. NO MORE LEE DIES!
.EDIT: I meant to say they said "yes" based on the markings at the base of my seater stem.