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Old November 22, 2009, 01:04 PM   #26
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Lee Carbine Pistol Dies.
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Old November 22, 2009, 01:10 PM   #27
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Lee Carbine Pistol Dies.
Do these shoot bullets? They are actually carbide.

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Old November 22, 2009, 02:02 PM   #28
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I have RCBS Carbide pistol die sets. Most of mine were purchased in the early 80's but for the .357 sig I purchased the Hornady die set.

I have a RCBS rock chucker press purchased in 1979 and still going strong.
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Old November 22, 2009, 05:13 PM   #29
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IF you're using a press with enough stations, what are you adding to the mix, by seating and crimping in separate stations?
Personally? It would mean that I would have to buy several more turret heads for my RCBS turret press. It would mean removing and replacing the cartridge in the shellholder one more time as well as one more stroke per round fired. Added up, that's a lot of time and $250 in turret heads. For absolutely no good reason.
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Old November 22, 2009, 05:32 PM   #30
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Biggest difference

As far as I can tell, the biggest difference between Lee Dies and all the other brands is that Lee supplies the shell holder and the others don't. $4 of $5 may make a difference in your purchase decision, but when you amortize the price difference over you shooting career, it is next to nothing.

Then there is the packaging. I like the RCBS plastic box. The Lee cylindrical container is OK, cut when I had to pack up my gear into a footlocker, rectangular containers take up a lot less space.

In operation, RCBS and Lee have not made any difference to me (9mm, 357 Mag, 45 ACP, 44 Mag, 45 Colt, 454 Casull).

Good luck, Good shooting, and don't pinch your fingers in your press.

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