Your Die Sets?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Trez, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I think you can tell a lot about somebody by what dies they have.. :p

    So whacha got?

    Me.. (most are RCBS)
    .45 Acp (have a second set to make shot shells)
    .25 Acp
    9x19/9x21/9x23
    .38/.357 Mag
    9mm Makarov
    .30 Carbine
    A old type RCBS .30 carbine sizing die (the ones that dont have a decapping pin) I use for 7.62x38r
    .30-30
    .30-06
    .30-40
    .45-70
    7.62x39
    7.62x54r
    6.5x50 Japanese
    7.7x58 Japanese
    .303 British
    7x57 Mauser

    Also...
    RCBS Primer pocket swager (for the Mil-brass)
    Redding decapper set
    Sinclair expander (came with .30 and .33 cal inserts)
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Mostly RCBS, a couple of Lyman's, about 8 Lee. I load for 13 handgun calibers and 14 rifle calibers (I think, going off Whisky addled memory)
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Dillon in 9 x 19, 38 Super and 45 ACP.
     
  4. Dakota1

    Dakota1 Active Member

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    Mostly RCBS. But after trying a set of Redding dies in 500 S&W, I had to get them in 9mm & 44 Mag. They're INCREDIBLE...even at the high price.
     
  5. CaptMidnight

    CaptMidnight New Member Supporter

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    The older you are the more dies you should have. :D He who dies with the most "Dies" wins? :D
     
  6. Artie1957

    Artie1957 Member

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    .350 Rem Mag Lee
    30-06 Lee
    .45acp RCBS
    that's all for now...
     
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  7. oO_Rogue_Oo

    oO_Rogue_Oo New Member

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    I've got a few :) I load for roughly 45 different calibers, to the best of my recollection
     

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  8. oO_Rogue_Oo

    oO_Rogue_Oo New Member

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    All done on about 6 feet of bench with a Rock Chucker single stage press. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 10k rounds a year
     
  9. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Mostly Redding, followed by Lyman, RCBS, CH, Hornady, Lee and one each 50 Y.O. sets Bair and Texan.
     
  10. CaptMidnight

    CaptMidnight New Member Supporter

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    I wish I was as organized as OoRogue. My "Stuff" is in a mess of confusion. :(
     
  11. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Rogue, a bit of OCD? I keep all my die sets in their original packaging/case
     
  12. oO_Rogue_Oo

    oO_Rogue_Oo New Member

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    yeah maybe; I wouldn't be surprised. :)

    But seriously; they take up less room this way and I needed the space. Most of my rifle dies I have a FL set and a Neck sizing set. Also have precision mics where I have been able to find them. I also keep shell holders in with my dies and cases that I use to setup my dies and my trimmer. The drawers just made life easier.

    Honestly I wish I was more organized.
     
  13. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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  14. trigger643

    trigger643 New Member

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    Most are Redding, a few Forster, some RCBS and one set of Lee.

    .223 Rem
    .223 AI
    .243 AI
    .264 WM
    .264 WM AI
    .308 Win
    .300 WM
    .338 LM
    .375 H&H Mag
    .50-110 WCF
    .38 sp
    .357 Mag
    .41 LC
    .41 Mag
    .44 Mag
    .45 ACP
     
  15. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have an assortment different brands.

    8x57 Lyman
    30-30 Win RCBS
    30-06. RCBS
    7.62x39 Lee
    9mm luger Lee speed die set
    38 special Lee speed die set
    308 win Lee
    7.62x54r Lee
    380 acp Lee
    38 S&W / 38 Colt New Police Lee
    357 mag RCBS
    357 mag Lee
    45 Colt Lee
    223 Rem Lee
    7-30 Waters RCBS
    45 Acp RCBS
    45 Acp RCBS
    45 ACP Lee
    44 Mag RCBS
    40/10mm RCBS
    9mm x 19, 21, 23 RCBS
    357 Harrett RCBS
    7mm TCU Redding

    Yes I have 3 different sets of 45 Acp. I like having them set up for different bullets.

    I also combine different dies to make off the wall stuff. I pick up stuff at gun shows, yard sales and pawn shops. I have been reloading for about 7 years.
     
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  16. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    9MM
    38/357
    40/10MM
    41mag
    44spec./44mag
    45acp
    45colt
    308
    223
    all Dillon
    7x54R Lee
    All the Dillon dies are mounted on tool heads but I keep the original boxes.
     
  17. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I've got Lee,Lyman,Hornady,RCBS,and Redding dies. They all produce very accurate ammo.
     
  18. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    What reloading die`s, lost everything when the boat sank !.....................
     
  19. tinbucket

    tinbucket Well-Known Member

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    One set of Dillon and one set of Lyman came with press.
    The rest are RCBS over 30 years old.
    I only load for 22 different calibers or did. haven't go set up in new home yet.
    The RCBS and the old Rock Chucker produce some fine loads and no springiness in press or losening dies. Have to use and allen key to losen ring though. Carbide dies for all straight wall pistol caartridges.
     
  20. Balls004

    Balls004 New Member

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    Mostly RCBS dies because that was what I started out on back in the late 70's.

    What I reload now:

    RCBS
    .38 spl & .357
    30.06
    9mm
    .44 mag
    5.56 Nato

    Hornady
    .300 blk

    Lee
    .40 S&W

    Lots of calibers that I don't use anymore and sold off the dies were mostly RCBS.