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View Poll Results: Which Reloading Die Brand Do You Use?
Forster 370 13.47%
Hornady 484 17.63%
Lee 636 23.16%
RCBS 1,458 53.10%
Redding 1,074 39.11%
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Reloading Die Brand?

 
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:47 PM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

When I first started handloading I used all RCBS, but for my recent rifles have switched to Hornady because I like the fact that I can easily adjust the bullet seating depth on the seater die with a twist of the finger without getting out tools to make that adjustment. I've tried redding, but I had bad luck with a specific die so gave up on them and stuck with Hornady, but love the rest of redding's products such as their presses.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:56 PM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

IMO best value and accuracy for the money is following:

1. Forester Bonanza BR dies with micro seater

2. Above converted to bushings by Jim Carstenson and custom honed for perfect chamber fit. Cost is $80 (still under cost of the Redding and custom fit to the chamber)

3. Redding FL bushing dies.

4. Neil Jones custom dies. The rolls royce of perfect dies!! FL sizing with shoulder bump bushings perfectly fitted to your chamber. Not cheap, but the best.

BH
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:29 PM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

BH, perfectly fitted to your chamber...how do they do that? I'm assuming somehow they go in and measure your chamber or something like that.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:45 PM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

You send Jim 10 pieces of brass fired 3x and he hones the die to fit the perfect sizing.

Neil Jones basically same thing. He builds a NS die off your reamer print, you fire the brass 3x, return the NS die to him with the brass and he puts a perfect fitted body insert into the die to become a FL shoulder bushing die.

BH
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:06 PM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

BH, thanks for responding, sounds simple enough...well atleast what ya need to get together to send him.

Last edited by Chas1; 06-07-2010 at 08:22 PM.
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:50 AM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

Have always used Gold Medal dies in 308/3006 and now 223 just love the Micrometer on the seating die makes seating of different match bullets easy and true, just write it down in your load book.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:23 AM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

Primarily use Redding comp dies, and then I have some Forrester comp dies as well.
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