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What would you do?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 32_d3gr33s, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    I like RCBS dies and since they are available right now, buy them right now. I would cancel the Lyman dies and stick with the RCBS dies. I would normally say it's might be a good ides to have a spare set of dies but prices being what they are and how little stress there is on 9mm dies I would say just the 1 set is fine.
  2. ljnowell

    ljnowell Well-Known Member

    I own all lee dies, and one redding die. The single redding die cost more than a full set of the Lee dies. Actually it cost more than 2 sets of dies, I believe. I got it on clearance sale from midway. I have only had one die that I wasnt happy with, want to guess which one it was?? Yep, the redding. Its a "competition seating die." Unfortunately, IMO, it lost the competition. From the beginning I had issues with it seating "crooked" so to speak, cutting lead bullets, irregular seating. I took it all apart, leveled surfaces, smoothed edges, polished it all up and got it to work at a "satisfactory" level.

    I certainly wouldnt pay full price for one again. Though, I do admit, a single problem sure isnt enough to judge a brand. Lee certainly has its problems from time to time, I love thier products. Even the best company has bloopers that make it through. That one just got me. You would think that for a 75 dollar die that only seats bullets, it would do a better job and not need a "fluff and buff" to get working right.

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