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Who makes the best reloading dies?
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Who makes the best reloading dies? Reply with quote

I started out years ago with Lyman dies, and have never had any trouble of any kind with any of them (8 sets). I've never had reason to look further.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:50 am    Post subject: Re: Who makes the best reloading dies? Reply with quote

I don't know who makes the best but I have mostly RCBS dies but I also have some Lyman and one set of Lee. I have never had a problem with any of them.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:11 am    Post subject: Re: Who makes the best reloading dies? Reply with quote

JO422,

I guess I'm the exception, I don't like Lee equipment or their office staff if you call them. No offence fellas. IMHO, Redding, followed by RCBS are the best dies on todays market.

I'll admitt that I'm a real nit picker when it comes to my reloading equipment. I strive for the finest accuracy I can get. I don't mind paying a little extra for the best, but junk is junk! I don't care how cheap it was. If you should happen to miss an animal, or worse yet, wound one, how are you going to know what to correct to prevent it ever happening again? Crying or Very sad

Some may not feel as strongly about it as I do, but unless I know that the animal I'm going to shoot will drop at the shot, I don't want to take the shot. Good luck and God bless.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: Who makes the best reloading dies? Reply with quote

i just started reloading 6 months ago. starting with 303 and just going to 45 long colt. after researching on the net i hit the gunshops in a 100 mile circle around me.

guess what i found.

every single shop that had a preference and knew reloading reccommended LEE dies. every single one.

so far ive reloaded 400 45 colt and 1000 303 shells and have not had a missfire plus my accuracy improved from a bench rest from 3 inches at 100 yards to 1.5 inches.

for a 303 thats not bad considering the lee is half the cost and works as well or better than any other brand.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Who makes the best reloading dies? Reply with quote

BigBob3006 wrote:
JO422,

I guess I'm the exception, I don't like Lee equipment or their office staff if you call them. No offence fellas. IMHO, Redding, followed by RCBS are the best dies on todays market.

I'll admitt that I'm a real nit picker when it comes to my reloading equipment. I strive for the finest accuracy I can get. I don't mind paying a little extra for the best, but junk is junk! I don't care how cheap it was. If you should happen to miss an animal, or worse yet, wound one, how are you going to know what to correct to prevent it ever happening again? Crying or Very sad

Some may not feel as strongly about it as I do, but unless I know that the animal I'm going to shoot will drop at the shot, I don't want to take the shot. Good luck and God bless.

Bob Very Happy
Welcome to the huntingnut BigBob3006 Thats the nice thing about reloading ya use what works best for you. I use mostly RCBS i did try a set of lee for my 223 and so far they work just fine. I have a redding set and a couple sets of hornady but mostly RCBS. Any how welcome aboard.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:31 am    Post subject: Re: Who makes the best reloading dies? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:55 am    Post subject: Re: Who makes the best reloading dies? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Who makes the best reloading dies? Reply with quote

I like Hornady new dimension and Lee collet dies. Very little if any runout.

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