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Reloading Die Question?

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Ok guys, I read thru a lot of the threads on this but could not find the answer to my question, might be dumb but here go's.

My 30:06 rcbs X die is set now for my m1. I have been setting the shoulders back about .003.to .005 and have had no problems with feeding and case head separation. Now for the question!!!

I just got my hands on a real nice 1903 Rock Island that was a rebuild in 1942 with a Springfield barrel in great shape. It must have been put away after that. I got it for a good price and want to compete in the CMP Vintage Rife Matches. Now I've been loading for bolt guns for a while so the question is, the brass set for the M1 will feed without any problems in the 03, should I continue to use this setting on the M1 die with the 03?

Now I understand the advantages of setting only the necks on the bolt guns thus saving the brass. I just don't want to invest in a new die only for the 03. I know this seems silly but in my area and can shoot three time a month at matches and I hate to reset the dies each time....

Lets hear from you !!

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If you handloads are feeding ok in the 03, I would shoot it and see how it works out for you. I like the idea of having 1 setting for 06 myself. Just keep an eye out for over pressure indications just in case the chamber in your 03 is way shorter than the M1.
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