Originally Posted by chad44
I'm buying new dies for a build and I'm looking at the type S match bushing FL set. My question is are the competition seater dies worth it. Do they produce less bullet run out the standard or are you just paying for the micro adjust?
I like the comp dies and feel they are worth it if you want less runout. You not only get the neck and seat dies with micrometer adjustments, but both of these dies have a retractable sleeve that captures the case completely. Then the case and sleeve elevate into the die for the work to be done. I feel this insures everything is kept true and straight. Also I prefer doing my neck size and the body and shoulder sizing in separate steps. That is a personal choice that the 3 die set allows. I like to set the body die up for perfect shoulder location. The body die and a set of the Redding stepped shell holder make this easy and a very repeatable process.
The redding comp 3 die set and a Redding T7 turret press is the best combination I have ever loaded with. Consistent, repeatable and the truest ammo I have ever hand loaded.