Re: Dies for VLD loading
Depends on the the seating plug, some times the plug in a run of the mill die can contact to far up the Ojive giving you inconsistent seating depths or (rarely) contact the meplat. If you want to avoid all that then go with High end RCBS, Forester, Redding, ect. You can get away with saving a little bit on your sizing die by getting a plane Jane FL sizer or Lee neck sizer, and get a good seater, but at some point your going to have to size the body, Redding makes a body die that isn't to expensive.
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.