.25 Cal Expander Mandrels
Precision Ground, Solid Carbide, Available in .0005” Increments
Our solid carbide expander mandrels are made to be used in any of our Modular sizing dies with the appropriate collet.
Required Collet: 7mm
Our Expander Mandrel is unique because it expands the necks of your brass on the “down stroke” instead of the “up stroke” of your press. Furthermore, the precision ground expanding detail is high up in the die, slightly below the cartridge’s neck/shoulder detail. The benefit is that as the cartridge is pulled out of the die, the cartridge neck transitions from the neck bushing to the expander mandrel right away. This 1). ensures a seamless transfer of the cartridge neck from the Neck Sizing Bushing to the Expander Mandrel. 2). Expanding is more consistent because the brass starts off perfectly centered in the die and is immediately expanded as the brass is drawn out of the die body. This is ideal, where expanding on the “up stroke” puts all the stress and pressure on an unsupported case/neck.
All of our Expander Mandrels are rough turned then through hardened, next they are precision OD Ground for the full length ensuring that all of the outside detail is concentric and ground in the same operation.