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Texan or Herters

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by publiuss, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. publiuss

    publiuss Member

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    If you were to choose between these 2 die makers which would you buy?
     
  2. Kp321

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    Hollywood. Was really quality stuff in its day. Herters was OK but never lived up to the hype.
     
  3. publiuss

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    thank you
     
  4. publiuss

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    Miswrote the title. Which would you get, Texan or Herters dies?
     
  5. Kp321

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    You are changing the parameters. Texan dies were never as popular as Herters, even here, but the quality was good. I suspect they were subcontracted to someone like CH, but have no proof. I guess I would still go with them over Herters since I owned several sets back in the day.
     
  6. loose noose

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    Texan for sure, had some back in the mid 60's, and they were definitely premium quality.
     
  7. mdi

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    I only had two Herter's die sets; a 38 Special and a 30-30. Both worked extremely well. Haven't seen any Texan, but the Texan dies are reported to be very good..
     
  8. publiuss

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    Thank y'all.
     
  9. rocirish

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    I grew up with Herters. My dad and uncle had herters exclusively I still have a couple sets of herters dies and two herters presses. They are all still doing a great job.
     
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