Which dies to get?

The #1 community for Gun Owners in Texas

Member Benefits:

  • Fewer Ads!
  • Discuss all aspects of firearm ownership
  • Discuss anti-gun legislation
  • Buy, sell, and trade in the classified section
  • Chat with Local gun shops, ranges, trainers & other businesses
  • Discover free outdoor shooting areas
  • View up to date on firearm-related events
  • Share photos & video with other members
  • ...and so much more!
  • Texas42

    TGT Addict
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Nov 21, 2008
    4,718
    66
    Texas
    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

    Active Member
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Jul 17, 2008
    344
    11
    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

    Active Member
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Jun 6, 2008
    409
    1
    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

    Member
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Jul 16, 2008
    54
    11
    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).
     

    Leper

    Active Member
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Sep 28, 2008
    730
    21
    I like the Dillon dies.
     

    robocop10mm

    Active Member
    Rating - 100%
    3   0   0
    Jan 9, 2009
    996
    21
    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

    New Member
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Jan 20, 2009
    18
    1
    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

    Member
    Rating - 0%
    0   0   0
    Nov 25, 2008
    90
    11
    El Paso, TX
    Dies

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