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View Poll Results: Which Reloading Die Brand Do You Use?
Forster 370 13.44%
Hornady 486 17.65%
Lee 638 23.17%
RCBS 1,459 53.00%
Redding 1,080 39.23%
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Reloading Die Brand?

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Unread 06-23-2011, 10:26 AM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

Originally Posted by chastainkillspigs View Post
from personal expericne which is something i dont have a lot of but me and my uncle reload our bullets and we recently tried hornandy and we have noticed a diffrence not huge but a small diffrence . also i currently hunt with a 7mm-08 im 14 years old my dad wants to buy me a .270 which is basically the same thing. does anyone have any recommendasions?
A .270 Winchester and a 7-08 are completely different animals! One case is a half inch longer than the other! Other than that I like the .270, and shot one for many years. But I think a .280 Remington is a better round due to bullet selection alone. Yet I would not trade either one for a good 30-06. Face it a 30-06 will kill just about anything south of the Canadian border with a properly placed shot.
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Unread 06-23-2011, 10:33 AM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

Originally Posted by boomtube View Post
Well, that costly die set in a pretty wood box will certainly assemble useable ammo and you can be sure the micrometer head will change seating depth as it should; RCBS would never have been able to sell the second production run if not. But, if those dies will actually load ammuniton any more 'accurately' than a conventional die set is the real question. On average, that seems to be a toss up. Good luck!
I'll be the very first person to tell you all that a standard Forster seater will load bullets just as strait as their micrometer die seven days a week and twice on Sunday! I also suspect the the Redding seater is in the same boat.
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Unread 07-14-2011, 06:28 AM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

I love RCBS Dies, dislike thier auto powder measure.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 06:53 AM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

Lee dies for most of mine with a dillon for 44 mag and Redding for the 458 SOCOM...
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Unread 08-07-2011, 09:19 AM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

Where is Wilson on this list?

Redding Forester and Lee are all good but Wilson is better, particularly when the seater is reamed with your chamber reamer. Almost necessary with Wildcats. 65WSM
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Unread 08-14-2011, 06:49 PM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

Wilson mostly.

Redding, Hornady and RCBS are all represented, but mostly Wilson.
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Unread 08-30-2011, 06:53 PM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

Currently using Lee dies for most pistol and RCBS for most rifle. I have a few RCBS pistol die sets and a Forster rifle die set. Not opposed to trying Redding or Hornady. I'd say I'll definitely try Redding at some point, probably Hornady too. I love Hornady Bullets.
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