Originally Posted by yzm19
hello i have not been reloading for very long. i am now using run of the mill rcbs dies and would like to know if there any better ones that are not gonna break the bank. also what is a good die to load my 308 and 300 rum, im loading these now with the run of the mill rcbs ones also.
There's normally nothing wrong with RCBS dies, as long as they are adjusted correctly for minimum shoulder bump.
Redding Type-S dies are the better method, and their body dies are fantastic, but unless you get .5MoA or better out of your rifle now, they won't really show that much improvement, they will extend the life of your brass if you tend to push the shoulder back too far with the RCBS dies.
This is easily fixed with an RCBS Precision Mic, it will show you how much your cases stretch in the chamber, and you can adjust your FL die to push the shoulder back .002" to give you a nice fit.
I also do this, but without the expander stem attached, then I neck size in a neck die for the right amount of neck tension.
For most cals I own I have RCBS and Redding dies for, depending on the application.