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View Poll Results: Which Reloading Die Brand Do You Use?
Forster 371 13.46%
Hornady 488 17.70%
Lee 639 23.18%
RCBS 1,460 52.96%
Redding 1,080 39.17%
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Reloading Die Brand?

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Unread 07-15-2012, 09:53 PM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

Started off with Lee. Seemed to get inconsistent performance. Now use RCBS. Haven't had any problems.
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Unread 08-01-2012, 04:08 PM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

Use alot of Lee dies.
Think its a pretty good company when you can send them fired brass and will build you a custom neck sizing die for your rifle.
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Unread 11-25-2012, 11:11 PM
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Unread 01-22-2013, 08:18 AM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

I have a Forester on my left and RCBS on my right, like them both but beleive the forester to be of better quality by a fraction.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 11:36 AM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

Originally Posted by huntnjim View Post
I have a Forester on my left and RCBS on my right, like them both but beleive the forester to be of better quality by a fraction.
I form a certain 30 caliber wildcat by simply running cases thru a die. I have three or more die sets in that cartridge, and you can see with your eyes that the case run thru a Forster die is much better around the shoulders and neck. But after fire forming they all look pretty much the same of course. I do like the sizer stem setup on the forster full length die better than most, as they seem to come out slightly more concentric. Their seater is the best in a threaded die you can buy off the shelf. I still like the old Lyman dies for strait called cases and cast bullets.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 12:03 PM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

Redding Comp then RCBS

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Unread 03-02-2013, 09:39 PM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

I used RCBS since the mid 1970's with good results and did not try other manufactures dies until around 2000. I then bought several sets of Hornady and really like them. I thought I could do better with Redding regular dies since I read so many good things. I bought multiple sets but do not like how they size the cases smaller than others and did not provide any advantage over the regular dies by RCBS, Hornady or Lee. They just cost slightly more.

However I bought sets of RCBS 22-250 and 270 WBY dies about three years ago and have been disappointed in the case neck runout after sizing and bullet runout after seating. The 270 WBY dies would take a case with almost no runout and totally ruin it. This was the worst set I have ever had.

After years of looking at the Forester dies I final ordered a set of Forester dies for the 270 WBY, WOW! I was imediately impressed with the smoothness and quality. The 270 WBY is a custom barrel by Holland and when I was done sizing the cases the neck runout is almost zero and seated runout is well under 0.002.

As funds allow I am slowly replacing all of my main hunting rifle dies sets with Forester. They all seem to work great but after using about 5 different Forester dies sets now I truly would recommend them over all the other off the shelf brands. I am just to cheap to try the Redding Comp because they Forester is so outstanding.
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