Brand: Hornady 046042
Hornady's neck sizing bottleneck cartridge dies Extend case life and improve consistency between shots by working as little of the brass as possible, allowing you to have fire-formed brass that fits your rifle perfectly, for a truly custom cartridge. Neck sizing dies resize only the neck dimensions of the brass, in order to seat and retain bullets properly. Neck sizing increases consistency, improves head spacing, and extends brass life by leaving the brass fireformed to fit only the rifle that it came from. Neck sized cartridges should only be fired in the same manually operated firearm (Bolt action rifles, typically) that fire formed it, and should not be used in semi automatic firearms, as they require full length resizing in order to function.
Hornady reloading dies represent the finest in machined craftsmanship. Articulated details offer more precise reloading, by offering easier adjustments, better alignment and smoother functioning. With one of the finest internal finishes in the industry, Hornady Custom Grade and Match Grade Dies provide a lifetime of reloading. They're so well crafted that they're guaranteed never to break or wear out from normal use.
The Zip Spindle design on all Hornady size dies positively locks to eliminate slippage. A series of light threads cut on both the spindle and spindle collet allows you to make incremental adjustments by turning the spindle or you can easily "zip it" up or down for larger movements.
Our Straight Wall, and neck sizing dies feature a titanium coated sizing ring (gold ring). This eliminates case sticking and requires no lubrication. The super hard, smooth coating is used in high-pressure, high-wear tools to reduce abrasion, so it's perfect for resizing relatively soft pistol brass, and won't scratch your cases. Less friction also means less wear on cases, for longer case life. Spindle locks in place with collet lock for positive decap and easy adjustment.
Zip Spindle Design:
The Zip Spindle design on all full length size dies positively locks to eliminate slippage. A series of light threads cut on both the spindle and spindle collet allows you to make incremental adjustments by turning the spindle or you can easily “zip it” up or down for larger movements.
Internal die profile is precision machined and polished to a smooth finish that delivers reliable functioning without case sticking or excessive friction.
Lock Rings with Wrench Flats:
The Hornady Sure-Loc lock rings clamp around the entire die applying constant pressure across the threads to hold the ring in place. The locking screw tightens the ring without ever coming into contact with the threads, eliminating possible damage from pliers.
Superior to “ball expanders,” this Hornady exclusive provides extremely smooth neck sizing and significantly reduces friction and case neck stretch. Internal threading prevents it from pulling loose and the elliptical expander also eliminates the need for a separate expander die for necking-up to the next caliber.
Easy Access Die Boxes:
Every Hornady die set comes in a convenient box that’s compartmentalized for dies, bushings, shell holders and a taper crimp die. Stackable and clearly labeled, they offer an organized and clean approach to storing your dies.
Specifications and Features:
Hand Polished Interior is guaranteed not to scratch brass
Threaded replaceable Expander assembly
Elliptical expander reduces case neck friction and stretching, as well as easing the process of necking up brass
Hardened steel decapping pin will not bend, crack or break, even when depriming cases with crimped primer pockets.
Sure-Loc Lock rings with wrench flats lock the dies into position with locking screws that never contact the threads
Neck Sizing Die
Sure-Loc rings with wrench flats
Allen key for Sure-Loc rings