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Old April 13, 2000, 11:54 AM   #1
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I'm getting a Dillon press and was wondering what dies are the best for lead bullets for the 45 long colt, RCBS cowboy or Dillon carbide dies.

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Old April 13, 2000, 06:13 PM   #2
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When miximg lead bullets and a progressive HIGHLY recommend the Dillon dies. They allow easy cleaning of excess lead.

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Old April 13, 2000, 06:48 PM   #3
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The dillion dies seem to be longer. The tool head for the 500 is a little thicker than a regular press and you could run out of thread on the sizing die if you crank it all the way down. Dillion dies don't run out of thread. Hard to explain. try a lee sizing die and you'll see what I mean, their thread area seems to be short. hmmm..
I got a feeling I just may have confused the whole issue there..

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Old April 13, 2000, 08:35 PM   #4
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I recommend the Dillon dies if you're getting the Dillon press. My 550 crimps on a seperate station. The Dillon 3 die sets are designed to use the 4 stations on the press. If you purchase RCBS dies, you'll have to buy another die if you want to crimp on the last station. If that's the case, just get the Dillon dies.

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