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    444 Dies

    Dose anyone use the Lee dies to load their 444. The're cheaper but are they any good.
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    They're cheap and look it. Performance is another thing. I've loaded 1,000s of rounds in different calibers and had no issues. They're customer service is tops.

    I personally like RCBS stuff best. Lee produces some very effective tools and an innovative approach to solving the needs of reloaders at a very fair price.

    My bench is a mongrel of mostly RCBS and Lee.

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    I use Lee for all of my straight wall calibers. All the others are RCBS.
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    I like Lee's factory crimp dies.

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    I just ordered a set of Lee 444 dies for myself.
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    I have a Lee 444 die set and hornady 444 die set. Both work fine and I prefer the Lee set. Midway was out of the Lee when I was given my 444 or else I likely wouldn't have the Hornady 444 die set.
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    I love my Lee dies. They're smooth and produce very accurate, concentric ammunition. I use the Factory Crimp Die in all cartridges reloaded here. One thing I do when I get new Lee dies is throw those cheesy lock rings in the recycle and install Hornady all-steel lock rings. The O-rings in the Lee locks fit the passenger pegs on my bike perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob42049 View Post
    I love my Lee dies. They're smooth and produce very accurate, concentric ammunition. I use the Factory Crimp Die in all cartridges reloaded here. One thing I do when I get new Lee dies is throw those cheesy lock rings in the recycle and install Hornady all-steel lock rings. The O-rings in the Lee locks fit the passenger pegs on my bike perfectly.
    I also replace the Lee rings with Hornady rings. Wait until they're on sale and grab a bunch at the same time.
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    I've used nothing but Lee dies. Never had a single problem.

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    I don't like any Lee products. They may have come up in quality since they 1st got into dies but they lost me a long time ago. The same with their bullet molds. Hornady New Demention Dies have an Ok sizing die but their seating dies are junk. They bought out Pacific in
    80s and the Dura Chrome Pacific Dies were equal to RCBS or Lyman. If I buy new dies they are RCBS. Of the big 2 of RCBS & Lyman the RCBS has maintained the same quality through out the years.
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