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    Hornady dies?

    How do they compare in the hierarchy of reloading gear?

    Are they worth buying (22-250 in this case) or should I buy rcbs?

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    never been a fan but i bought a 17 hornet and just went with hornady dies. build v accurate ammo and as cheap as they are a lifetime warranty .personally i don't see rcbs as any better..i still prefef redding comp and whidden but can't argue against the ammo the hornady produce.

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    Way better than Lee, pretty much on a par with RCBS (imho)

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    Hornady dies

    I found the decapping pin in the sizing die to be a problem...very flexible and difficult to centre...otherwise, dies ok.

    amc577

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrybear View Post
    Way better than Lee, pretty much on a par with RCBS (imho)
    Until you try and decap a need an primed case then the Lee setup pays dividends
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    I would prefer Hornady over RCBS but only just.
    I don't use either anymore, it's Forster all the way for me these days.
    I've been double-crossed now for the very last time and now i'm finally free,
    I kissed goodbye to the howling beast on the borderline which separated you from me.

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    I like Hornady dies, I have the new dimension FL and seater sets for 222, 223 and 25-06. I have a Hornady 22 neck die and seater for 22-250. Only have RCBS 30-06 dies as they were cheap. I donít de prime with my dies I use a lee universal de prime die for that and stainless media tumble before sizing so I donít introduce dirt to my dies

    Rick
    It's not my faulty, I was just.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyc View Post
    Until you try and decap a need an primed case then the Lee setup pays dividends
    I broke the pin on the Lee dies doing that, but then as we know, Iím heavy handed. If I meet resistance I just push harder, and evidently over tighten the rod retainer too!
    Thanks for looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223AI View Post
    I broke the pin on the Lee dies doing that, but then as we know, Iím heavy handed. If I meet resistance I just push harder, and evidently over tighten the rod retainer too!
    if you broke a Lee what would you have done with another make ? I have tried to decap berdan primed brass that has sneaked into the pile a couple of times , each time all thats happened is the pin has pushed up and had to be reset, perhaps I'll sort you out a set of stubbie spanners next time Aldi or Lidl have them in (and no putting lengths of pipe on them to gain leverage)
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