Hi there. I'm new to the forum and also new to reloading, and I'm looking for some help. I've been busy
buying the equipment I'll need, and now I need to order my dies, but even after reading TONS of posts here and elsewhere, I don't know what dies or combination of dies would be best for me.
First, I'll be loading for deer and black bear hunting with my .25-06 & .30-06, and for lots of range time with these as I just like to shoot for fun, with my top priority being on accuracy (and now ammo cost savings). I don't mind paying the money for quality gear that works and lasts. For a press, I've bought a Forster Co-Ax, and am leaning towards using either Forster Ultra or Redding Competiton dies, or a combination of brands, depending on the advice I hope to get here. Basically, would it be best to get a 2-die (FL sizer & seater) or 3-die (FL sizer, seater, neck sizer) setup, and do I need a crimping die (Lee FCD) or not? Which brands and models? Posts I've read seem to indicate people go either way. Some examples I've seen mentioned are:
Forster Ulta Micrometer Seating die
Forster BR FL Sizing die
Redding Competition seating die
Redding Body die
Lee Collet Neck Sizing die
Possibly add a Lee Factory Crimp Die. What else????????
So, what kind of die setup do you think would work best for my needs, and should get? Thanks.