Which dies to get?

Texas42

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Nov 21, 2008
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I'm new to reloading and I am not sure which brand of dies is the best for the money.

I am gettting (eventually) a Lyman turret press. Oh, I plan to load pistols now and rifles later.
 

jasont

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Jul 17, 2008
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Houston
Best for the money would be Lee. I have a few Redding and RCBS dies for special things but the majority of what I reload with is Lee.
 

TSU45

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Jun 6, 2008
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San Marcos, Tx
I'm new to reloading and I am not sure which brand of dies is the best for the money.

I am gettting (eventually) a Lyman turret press. Oh, I plan to load pistols now and rifles later.
Any dies you get will be just fine. I think Lee makes the best FOR THE MONEY. Spring for the carbides if you can, they are worth it if your reloading a bunch of pistol. With all my reloading equipment, I usually buy the best deal I can find. I have Lee, RCBS, and Forster dies.
 

wshbrngr

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Jul 16, 2008
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Texas Hill Country
Well, I have a Hornady press and use Hornady dies. (They just feel right).

Plus I got 100 bullets with each die set (for $6.95)

I do use the Lee universal decapping die and a couple of Lee FCD and they work well. (and I like the price).
 

robocop10mm

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Jan 9, 2009
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Round Rock
I use RCBS, Lyman, Lee, and Dillon dies. For pistol loading get what ever you want as along as it is carbide. Don't waste your time and money on non-carbide pistol dies. For rifle, It depends on what your end product expectation is. For everyday and basic hunting ammo, any of the above will do just fine.

If you realistically want to take bambi head shots at 400 or gophers at 250, look into the more expensive (premium) neck sizing, collet sizing, micrometer seating dies sets.
 

ta6ppc

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Jan 20, 2009
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Fort Worth
match grade stuff redding bushing dies
reg. stuff hornady these have a really nice seating die that holds your bullet on the up stroke
 

87'vette

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Nov 25, 2008
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El Paso, TX
Dies

LEE! I reload for .40 and 10mm, never had any issues with lee. Great value to boot!
 

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