Which dies to get?

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  1. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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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.
     


  2. jasont

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    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.
     
  3. TSU45

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    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.
     
  4. Millerwb

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    I use Lee Dies. Best bang for the buck!
     
  5. wshbrngr

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    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).
     
  6. Leper

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    I like the Dillon dies.
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Active Member

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    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.
     
  8. Old Man of the Mountain

    Old Man of the Mountain Active Member

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    No doubt about it!
     
  9. ta6ppc

    ta6ppc New Member

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    match grade stuff redding bushing dies
    reg. stuff hornady these have a really nice seating die that holds your bullet on the up stroke
     
  10. 87'vette

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    LEE! I reload for .40 and 10mm, never had any issues with lee. Great value to boot!:happy0001:
     

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