The Ultra Micrometer Seater Die is a non-crimping style seater die (except for the 30-30) that holds the bullet and case in perfect alignment while the bullet is press-fit seated.
A handy micrometer fixes the bullet seating depth to your specifications. After you have seated your bullet close to the desired depth and measured it, simply adjust the Micrometer stem up or down to the desired depth and the cartridge will be exactly the length you need.
Includes all the popular straight line seating features of the original Bench Rest Seater Die plus an ultra-accurate Micrometer for adjusting bullet seating depth
Micrometer allows fine-tuning in either direction; easily adjustable to .0005″
Gradations at increments of .001″ are clearly marked
Eliminates much of the trial and error that was once associated with seating accurate rounds
Bright, white markings make micrometer easy to read
Micrometer is accurate +/- a half thou when adjusting seating depth. Die yields about +/- 1 thou of runout consistently, with careful adjustment and installing very tight in press you can get it down to +/- a half thou of runout. Seating stem works with VLD profile bullets as well as standard profile ogives. For the price it's a good die but I'd prefer it to be made out of heavier stronger material. Not disappointed in the die, but there is minor room for improvement.
Loaded my 6.5 Creedmoor and the Forester Bench Rest Ultra Seating die works awesome, what a pleasure to use. Very accurate, nice not having to measure cartridge over and over with my calipers. I will be buying more of them for other cartridges I load.
I've been using this for 6.5 Creedmoor and recently some Berger bullets, it handles VLD-style bullets very well. I love the larger micrometer head, as it makes it easier to make granular changes that you can't accomplish as well with other micrometer dies.
This die allows me to make every cartridge exactly the same. Easy to read numbers are precise. I load for several different loads in the same caliber which have different lengths and this makes it easy.