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View Poll Results: What is your favorite brand of dies?
RCBS 4 22.22%
Hornady 4 22.22%
Lee 7 38.89%
Lyman 0 0%
Redding 1 5.56%
Forster 0 0%
Other.... 2 11.11%
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:55 AM   #11
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Have a couple sets of CH in 30.06 270 30/30. Shooters supply in 35 rem. 6.5 nip 8mm Mauser. These dies belonged to my late father who taught me how to reload hunt and shoot straight. I have his CH "C" press although I use a Lee Challenger single stage for rifle and a Lee classic turret press for my handgun ammo.
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Have a couple sets of CH in 30.06 270 30/30. Shooters supply in 35 rem. 6.5 nip 8mm Mauser. These dies belonged to my late father who taught me how to reload hunt and shoot straight. I have his CH "C" press although I use a Lee Challenger single stage for rifle and a Lee classic turret press for my handgun ammo.
CH made top end equipment!
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I reload for handguns only and my Lee dies have been flawless.
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Default Dillon deserves a spot on the poll...

The BEST production dies out there does not rate a spot on the poll??

For me:
Dillon
Redding
RCBS



Lee is JUST one step above using a pair of pliers to work the cases...Bill
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I have both Lee and RCBS . RCBS is of higher quality however if you are just starting out and your on a limited budget LEE is the way to go. As others have stated sometimes readjusting the primer decapper is kind of a PIA .
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I have been changing over to Lee. I have RCBS and Dillon but I think Lee has it in the die market. Factory crimp and all! But as always, do what makes you happy!
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i have both Lee and RCBS dies. the RCBS dies were given to me by my father when he gave me all his reloading equipment. the Lee dies are those i bought when adding new calibers to those i reloaded for. now i like the RCBS dies, but they can be a little harder to set up initially. they are a little more costly as well. the Lee dies are easier to set up and are just as good at turning out very nice relaoded ammo and are a decent bargain to boot. one thing i do like and even buy them to use with my RCBS dies are the Lee collet crimp dies. these are just great for crimping the bullets. i like that it's a seperate step.
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Although I am completely devoted to Redding, I use the LEE Factory crimp dies in most calibers that I load.

I must say that even though I dislike LEE products in general, we all owe Richard Lee a big debt of gratitude for making products that allowed many folks on a tight budget to get into reloading.
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