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Old 11-24-2009, 12:10 PM
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Hornady Dies

Well I just bought my first Hornady Dies for my 7mmRM. Well I get it all set up to resize some brass and I did not mearsure 3/16" correctly and had more like 5/16" and some change. Well I noticed that the brass was not going up into the die, so of course instead of stopping like I should have, the neanderthall in me came and and used my force. Did this twice more before thinking that was wrong.

Well long story short I bent the spindle after three cases. Call Hornady today and told them I messed up and wanted to know what it would cost to get a new one. "Bob" told me, no big deal get you a new one under warranty. I told him that I messed it up though, and he said it was okay. Got to love that kind of customer service.

Corey
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:09 PM
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Re: Hornady Dies

I love my Hornady new Dimension Dies and I've never had to deal with their warranty. They may not be match quality high speed low drag latest greatest what ever, but they work fine for me.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:21 PM
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Re: Hornady Dies

They are good dies for sure. I have used a bunch of brands and if I was not going to pony up for the Reddings or Forsters I would absolutely buy the Hornady's.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:03 PM
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Re: Hornady Dies

I haven't used their dies but many other products and they are a solid company.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:55 PM
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Re: Hornady Dies

It is the only die I buy for myself. JohnnyK.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:40 PM
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Re: Hornady Dies

Hornady's lock ring is an excellent design.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:50 PM
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Re: Hornady Dies

Basically, I believe we have two "grades" of dies.

First place splits between Forster and Redding.

Second place solidly belongs to everyone else.

The value of slight differences in features and external finish are more of a personal taste than effective quality. And even second place dies arel VERY close to first place, Meaning, they're all so good there isn't a lot of (average) difference in the ammo that can be made with any of them. A reloaders skill means a LOT more to the finished product than the brand of his tools.
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