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    What's your thought on carbide dies and what brand?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wlofton View Post
    What's your thought on carbide dies and what brand?


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    I use Lee dies for my 45acp. I love the carbide. Brass runs through smooth and have never lubed. Would post link but wont let me. I have their 4 die set


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    Powder through die saves time and you dont need a funnel


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    Quote Originally Posted by R3DN3CK91 View Post
    I use Lee dies for my 45acp. I love the carbide. Brass runs through smooth and have never lubed. Would post link but wont let me. I have their 4 die set

    Thanks


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    If loading any straight case rounds, always go for carbide, if available.
    Lee dies are an excellent choice, and you cant beat them, for price and quality.

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    There are two types of carbide dies:
    1) straight-wall cases, usually handguns. This eliminated the need to lube the cases and made things a lot easier.
    2) Bottleneck cases, usually rifles. This allows the sizing die to produce about 1,000,000 rounds before wearing out. It does NOT eliminate lubing the case and is, therefore, of NO benefit to the reloader.

    Redding and Hornady size the easiest.
    Hornady and Lee size the furthest down the case.
    Thus, my preference is Horandy New Dimension and then Lee.

    Last edited by noylj; 02-21-2017 at 09:22 PM.

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    Junior Shooter
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    I have Lee and RCBS for single stage. I have Dillon for my Progressive.


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