Dies you cannot live without...

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Dies you cannot live without...

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What dies have you purchased over the years that have actually make your reloading life much easier.
I personally have three...

1/ Redding de-capping dies, large and small. These are great for just popping the primers before tumbling so the primer pockets come out perfectly clean.

2/ RCBS bullet pulling die, with collets from 22 to 500. I still have the old kinetic puller on hand, but the beauty of the RCBS collet puller is that I can pull bullets quietly. Previously when using my kinetic puller the banging noise would set off every dog in the neighbourhood, and I would be abused by the “lady couple” next door. With the RCBS puller I can use it anytime.

3/ RCBS 22 Hornet Competition seating die. I was first recommended this die by Dom on this forum. It’s a game changer when trying to seat those tiny little Hornet projectiles. Basically it has a little window that you drop the projectiles into, and the die aligns them perfectly without having to touch them.

So, what dies have you guys found you cannot live without?

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I should probably mention also that Hornady Sure lock die lock rings are also a die related product, that has made my life easier. Brilliant product, especially with the Hornady lock ring spanner.
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I have a collet bullet pulling die as well, Hornady I think, that I'm very happy with. I need to be careful not to squeeze too hard sometimes but it has been very handy when I have retired/put into storage a few cals. Handy for cleaning up those leftover rounds during load development/bullet testing.

Otherwise, I've bought a few Whidden die sets I'm very happy with. Nothing really different than other good quality dies, other than they come with a bump guage, they just seem to be really reproducible/repeatable... whatever, you will know what I mean....
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Re: Dies you cannot live without...

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I'm thinking that RCBS 22 Hornet Competition seating die. I don't have one but from the sounds of it I could definitely use one.
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SPEEDY wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:58 am
I'm thinking that RCBS 22 Hornet Competition seating die. I don't have one but from the sounds of it I could definitely use one.
They are brilliant. :clap:
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Re: Dies you cannot live without...

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I like all the Whidden Gunworks dies and tools….. the multi-purpose tool that accepts bushings for OACL measurements and there shoulder bump gauges are fantastic. There dies are neck dies that accepts bushings as well with a great fit and finish.

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