Your Dies?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Trez, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I figure you can tell alot about someone based on what dies they have.... :)

    So what do you have?

    (Yep, Im a weirdo..... :p )
     

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  2. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    7.62 Nagant. Soon I'll have a set for 30-06, 45 ACP, and .223. I wouldn't mind having a set for 7.62x54R if brass wasn't so pricy. :mad:
     

  3. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    Buy some wolf gold ammo. It's reloadable and cheaper to buy than just brass.

    I have dies for 9mm, 38/357, 40/10mm, 41mag, 44mag, 45Colt, 45ACP, 308win. 223 and 7.62x54R. and a universal decapping die.
     
  4. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    To the OP. Do you mean brand of dies or the cartridge for which the dies reload?
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  5. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    .380
    9mm
    38 S&W
    38/357
    357mag/357max
    40 S&W/10mm
    44/44 mag
    45 Colt
    45 ACP
    .223
    7-30 Waters
    30-30
    7.62x39
    7.62x54R
    .308
    30-06
    8x57

    I also pour lead for everything except .223 and 7-30 Waters.
     
  6. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple dozen different dies.
     
  7. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Both.... Im just curious about the dies people have... :)
     
  8. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    After I lost all of my guns in the boating accident, I gave all of my dies away.
    ct
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    .32 ACP Lee
    .380 ACP Lyman
    9mm Luger RCBS
    .38/.357 Mag RCBS
    .357 Sig Lee
    .38 Super Lyman
    .40/10mm RCBS
    .41 Mag RCBS
    .44 Spl/Mag RCBS
    .45 ACP RCBS
    .45 Colt Lee
    .50AE Lee

    .223 RCBS (Dillon sizer)
    .243 RCBS
    .25-06 RCBS
    .270 Lee
    7 X 57 Lyman
    7mm Rem Mag Lee
    .30 Carbine Lee
    .30-30 Lee
    .308 RCBS
    .30-06 RCBS
    .300 Win Mag Lee
    ,300 RUM Lee
    8 X 57 Lee
    .45-70 RCBS
     
  10. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    None cause I can't even find the ones I'm looking for!! *sniff sniff sob*
     
  11. -06

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    Cotton top, did not know you were on that boat with me. Before that I had the crazy idea of being able to load most any caliber. Silly me.
     
  12. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    .223 & .308 right now. I hope to add 30-30 to my collection at some point.


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  13. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    i think...


    I think C3 was with us also.
    ct
     
  14. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    What kind are you looking for?
     
  15. Apex-Predator

    Apex-Predator New Member

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    Rifle dies in order
    6.5x55 SE (Hands down my favorite)
    270 Win (The one I really miss)
    270 WSM (my railgun)
    7mm-08 (finicky as all getup)
    308 Win (My pretty gun, FN Winchester 70 FTW)
    30-06 (The Workhorse)

    Handgun dies.
    9mm (my CCW)
    40 S&W (Because Longshot and 180gr XTPs are so much fun)
    44 Mag (Don't own that one but reload it for a good friend)

    I used to buy RCBS dies and they still serve me well, but nowadays I buy Lee, just as good, cost less, and include a shell holder that I was always trying to track down with RCBS.
     
  16. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    Lee dies?



    I have to disagree. Lee dies are not near the quality of RCBS. They cost less for a reason. Lee dies just don't come close to RCBS, Redding, or Lyman. I have a few Lee dies that I do use, but I also have been gradually replacing them with higher quality dies. Just try to sell a set of Lee dies at a gun show. They will only bring a third of what higher quality dies will bring, if you can sell them at all.
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  17. slewfoot

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    That is bs/brand snobbery, there is nothing wrong with Lee dies, they produce the same end product, they simply don't have the nice finish, fancy case etc. I don't know anyone who has had a problem with a Lee or any other die not doing the job for which it is intended. They cost less because less machining is done to the outside of the die to make it look pretty, the inside is the part which matters.
     
  18. zebramochaman

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    9mm Makarov, 9mm Luger, 38 Special/357 Magnum, 357 SIG, 45 ACP, 45 Colt, 44 Special/Magnum, .223 Remington, 30 M1 Carbine, 30-30 Winchester & .03-06 Springfield. All dies are Lee.
     
  19. sdiver35

    sdiver35 New Member

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    RCBS carbide 9mm, .40 and .45 ACP. I've only been at it a few months.
     
  20. -06

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    A bud told me a long time ago that he wanted to be able to load most all popular calibers. That way when(not if) civil functions cease to operate then he and his buds can "continue to march". Can you just imagine how very difficult it will be to get components when there is no or sporadic electricity to run a world controlled by computers. Chaotic will be an understatement.