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Old 04-16-2018, 10:15 PM
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I'm looking for a company to manufacture a set of reloading dies for a wildcat caliber. I will have the chamber reamer when the project is finished!
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:42 PM
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I believe both RCBS and Redding will make custom one-of-a- kind dies, but be prepared to spend a lot of money.
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You might try CH4D. I purchased a trim die for 5.7x28 from CH4D great quality. www.ch4d.com

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Yeah, I'll second CH4D. They already make a bunch of wildcat dies, so they might even have the specs for what you are making already.
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I doubt that you'll go wrong with any of the three mentioned!
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CH4D seems to be a popular choice for custom dies.
They can get pricey no matter where from.
Most all the places will require a chamber cast made of Cerrosafe to make the die set.
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RCBS will make them for you............what caliber?
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If you have a more common Wildcat you might find that one of the die manufacturers already has the tooling to make the dies.
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All custom / wildcat dies are not cheap , give CH4D a call for prices , they can also make forming dies if needed.
CH4D stocks a lot of off the wall wildcats that are rather popular. But I'm thinking you are doing a totally new wildcat .
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Thank all for the help!

the caliber is the ".224 Harvey K-Chuk". Jim Harvey converted a few K22s to this back in the early 60s. I'm having a newer 8 3/8" full underlug mod 17 converted to this!

The parent cartridge is the 22 Hornet(on the left). The one on the right is a 35gr Hornady XTP.
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I have only done this once and it was with Redding. Very happy with the results.
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That caliber has been around for quite a few years, and very possibly one or more of the companies may already have dies available.
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I think the Harvey K-Chuk dimensions were pretty much standardized. At least one of the companies mentioned can make these up without starting from scratch; may even have a set in stock.

I've only dealt with RCBS on wildcat dies and it was a long time ago. I had three or four sets made. You only had to send them three fired cases. Dies were perfect every time, but I heard they stopped doing this.
Whether or not that's true, I don't know.

Be wary of old loading data, and most of it is old. The late Kent Bellah, well-known gun writer from Saint Jo, TX did a lot of work with this cartridge, but you probably know all about that if you have an interest in the K-Chuk.

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CH4d lists those dies on the available page.
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I've been up on the CH4D site and the cartridge they have is the K Hornet, too long! But I think CH can do the correct dies for me and they are close enough to me I can drive there to pick them up! Hopefully when the gun is done I will have a chamber cast and chamber reamer for the caliber from an original gun I already own! Thanks to all for the suggestions!
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I've been up on the CH4D site and the cartridge they have is the K Hornet, too long! But I think CH can do the correct dies for me and they are close enough to me I can drive there to pick them up! Hopefully when the gun is done I will have a chamber cast and chamber reamer for the caliber from an original gun I already own! Thanks to all for the suggestions!
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With a simple search I came up with your .224 Harvey K-Chuk on the CH/4D website. Let me see if I can link the page it came up on for you.

<<<<LINK>>>> It looks to be around $100 for a 2 die set.
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With a simple search I came up with your .224 Harvey K-Chuk on the CH/4D website. Let me see if I can link the page it came up on for you.

<<<<LINK>>>> It looks to be around $100 for a 2 die set.
Found it! Thank you sir!
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I believe both RCBS and Redding will make custom one-of-a- kind dies
RCBS closed it's custom shop in late 2017.
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