Re: redding comp die problems
good luck in dealing with Redding! Every bad die I ever saw had that name on them, and they will fight you tooth and nail to resolve the problem. When you have a good Redding die you have a very good die, but when something's amiss they should be right there to help you.
A buddy of mine bought a 6BR Comp die set from Sinclair along with a couple hundred Norma cases. He brought them to me and asked me to look at the sized cases. They all looked like they had a factory crimp on them! (he had about twenty of them). Redding said he was in error, so he sent them back to Sinclair anyway. They give him another set, and now he has about thirty junk cases (Norma cases are not cheap). Sinclair calls Redding, and gets the same run around. They get another die set off the shelf and use their setup; promptly ruining a dozen or so cases. Now Redding blames the shooter again, but this time saying he has a bad barrel (a Ron Pence barrel job!!!). Sinclair tells them they have a problem after checking every 6BR die they have from Redding. Turns out all were bad! Later I ran into this exact scene again in a couple different calibers.
Now I use a Redding die set in my 38-55 and .450 Marlin, but you can rest assured I checked them very carefully! Everybody can sell something not exactly right, but they also need to stand behind their product line. I know I would