This is my opinion only, but dies are cheap. Many times you can buy them used and the cost of them should not really enter into your decision. To me, I would concentrate on what you want and worry about the dies later. I will tell you that I love my two main guns. I have a Remmington 260 and a 7MM WSM
. Both are highly versatile and shoot wonderfully for long ranges. Look ahead to what you want to do and then choose the caliber that does it the best for you. If you are mainly hunting deer I would go a little bigger than the 25-06. This is just my opinion.