Originally Posted by Daveinjax
I have all but the Redding dies and in my opinion the Forster dies are the best, but dang! are they high. The Lee dies are really good too and the least expensive. I buy Lee dies for all the hunting loads I make for my friends. The Hornady equipment is terrible! Not just the dies , the trimmer and the scale I have are junk! The trimmer will not stay adjusted and the scale will not measure 46.0 gr. it will show 45.9 or 46.1 no matter how may times I try ( I'm using a trickler not a powder measure ). The Hornady die steel rusts as soon as you clean them up , Poor polishing = rough sizing and easy rusting. Hornady just sucks!
* if the dies are rusting that fast, try washing your hands with hot soapy water, and then use a good skin loation. They make some stuff to counter act the acids in your skin, but who does I'm not sure. I have a generic can of it, and it does work well.
* if you think Forster's dies are high priced then price Redding dies. Now that's a seriously over priced die.
* look for a Wilson case trimmer. Simply the best
* Can't help you with the scale. I use a Pact electronic scale and an RCBS trickeler. I throw powder with either a Lyman #55 or a Harrell, but still have to trickel with long grained powders