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  • jfrey

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    I know this has been said many times, but if you want equipment that will last and great customer service, go with Big Blue. You won't be sorry.
     

    TAZ

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    Whats big blue? Dillon Prec.?

    Yup. Great gear and great service. Although, if you have never reloaded it may be worth while to start with a small single stage press. Generally, they arent that expensive and gives you a chance to learn all the steps individually rather than dealing with a progressive press. RCBS and LEE make some pretty cheap kits that can get you going. You can also make sure you like the whole reloading bit before plunking down some cash on a progressive machine.
     

    LHB1

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    FWIW, not all of us buy/drink the Dillon (nor Lee) equipment/cool-aid. Look at other brands also and make your own choice. My preferences (based on 44+ years of reloading experience) are RCBS, Hornady, and Redding. Buy/read a good reloading manual/book first. Good Luck.
     

    phatcyclist

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    I have an RCBS press my grandfather bought in the late 60's, it still functions great. I have a mix of RCBS and Lee dies and don't have any real negative things to say about either. I'm not sold on the whole Dillon thing, it seems as though most of the people that buy Dillon are maybe a bit too fanatical about it. Even inexpensive Lee equipment should last a lifetime if cared for.
     

    Charley

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    I have an RCBS press my grandfather bought in the late 60's, it still functions great. I have a mix of RCBS and Lee dies and don't have any real negative things to say about either. I'm not sold on the whole Dillon thing, it seems as though most of the people that buy Dillon are maybe a bit too fanatical about it. Even inexpensive Lee equipment should last a lifetime if cared for.

    Not always. I had an older Lee turret press that I wore sloppy after about 20,000 rounds, both rifle and handgun. Depends on how much you use it. IME, there is no bad handloading equipment on the market currently.

    Currently, I have 2 Dillon 550s, and a Lee Classic Cast turret press. They all work.
     

    TXgolfer

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    Well I hope i didn't make the wrong choice by goin with Lyman, I got the RCBS Comp. Dies though. The Lyman Kit seemed like the best buy.....I have reloaded b4 though. Luv it!!
     
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