they're all good...buy what you like/can afford, I'm partial to "LEE" myself.
I've had RCBS for over 35 years. Lee is cheaper. But what ever you get, get a Lee Factory Crimp Die.pcbart said:Anyone have a preference on die manufacturers for the .35 Remington? I'm new to reloading and want to avoid as many missteps as possible.
I do, too. Best $12 - $15 you can spend on a reloading tool.scoop10 said:And yes Hal, I have factory crimp dies for all my calibers, they're awesome!
gordie said:what does the lee factory crimp die do better, than a
standard crimp die ? ???
Sure...RCBS = Rock Chuck Bullet Swagepcbart said:Can you clarify what RCBS stands for?
RCBS is the actual brand name - they're the ones in the green box. It actually stands for Rock Chuck Bullet Swage which was the first widely recognized product produced by Fred Huntington, the founder of the company. He named the company after the product he was known for, and now everybody just knows it as RCBS.pcbart said:Can you clarify what RCBS stands for?
The dies should interchange as most are made in a 7/8x14 thread size.I use Lyman,RCBS and Redding dies in my Lyman and RCBS presses.Redding dies are top of the line.pinenut said:I have RCBS press etc for other calibers will the Lee or Hornady dies work with the RCBS press? Thanks for the info I will get something for the thirty five I have coming!
Hornady dies s*ck! (INMHO) The one and only set I have, for the 338 Marlin Express, broke after only 60 reloads. Hornady did make it right, as a matter of fact I got an e-mail from them this morning telling me they are being sent back. They crushed one of my cases when I was seating a bullet, and the entire sleeve pulled out of the die. That sleeve is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. If I could have gotten RCBS or Lee dies when I got these, I wouldn't own them. If they are repaired, I am going to sell them and buy RCBS. I won't own any more Hornady dies.dpe.ahoy said:RCBS dies are good, but I think the Hornady New Dimension dies are better. They have a sleeve that helps guide the bullet straighter into the case. I have started replacing my RCBS dies with the Hornady's. Plus, you can get some free bullets buying Hornady products, (not the best selection of free bullets, granted). DP