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Posted: 9/19/2009 7:40:42 PM EST
pros and cons
of rcbs, lee and hornady

i have used lee for 40 cal and like fcd die, but hinking og going rcbs and adding lee fcd

any opinions
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:21:41 PM EST
I've only used the Lee carbide set with the FCD. I like them, no reason to switch for me.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:35:50 PM EST
I like my Hornady dies... one note for .45ACP, 9mm, or any other pistol cartridge that headspaces on the case mouth; the Hornady 3 Die set DOES NOT include a die that can apply the necessary taper crimp, there's space in the die box for a 4th die... and you have to buy that taper crimp die separately. The bullet seater / crimp die that comes in the set only applies a roll crimp (Why, I don't know, but that;s the way it is).
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:42:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By fathead:
pros and cons
of ribs, lee and Hornady

I have used Lee for 40 cal and like the FCD die, but thinking FCD , going RCBS and adding Lee FCD

any opinions


I have all three brands and a Lee FCD is added to finish the set. All work fine.

I now only buy Hornady dies, bigger box, and a straight line bullet seater.

Be sure to get the carbide dies if going RCBS, Hornady only sells the titanium nitrate (same as carbide in function).
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