For some reason Idaho weather in early March is cold and windy, so shooting is on hold, but shooting related projects continue. Last time I was not happy with the nose die -- what was supposed to be a .301" reamer for the small end was cutting more like 0.3015", plus the hard bullets were springing back, forcing me to seat the bullet deeper than I prefer. I went through quite a few reamers and dies until I finally got the small end diameter that I wanted.
To complicate matters, Krieger barrels seem to have a tighter bore -- 0.3000"-ish -- than Shilen, which is closer to 0.3005"-ish. So the Shilen's nose die will not work for the Krieger. I've decided that it is best to err on the small side for the small end diameter of the nose die, then you always have the option to hone it larger if the need arises.
When the weather cooperates I'll shoot some bullets sized in these new nose dies.