What's the best reloading system?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by big shrek, Sep 15, 2008.

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Who makes the most reliable reloading kits?

  1. Dillon?

    27.3%
  2. Hornady?

    11.4%
  3. Lee Precision?

    31.8%
  4. Lyman?

    9.1%
  5. RCBS?

    31.8%
  6. Other?

    4.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

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    Someone shoulda posted a poll on this a LONG time ago.

    For those who vote, PLEASE post what you own currently, what you've previously owned, and some experiences :)

    Are there systems that do better on certain calibers??


     
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  2. Tracer

    Tracer G&G Aussie Dad Forum Contributor

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    Just bought my horandy lnl progessive from midway. also get 1000 bullets free...21.95 shipping.works AWSOME
     
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  3. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist

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    they all do exactly what they are supposed to do.
    but my dillon 550b is fastfastfast!
     
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  4. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Best in what way? If I wanted to crank out quality ammo as fast as possible and money was no object, Dillon. If I just wanted quality ammo and wanted best value, Lee. Everything else is pretty much in between.
     
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  5. Kompressor

    Kompressor G&G Newbie

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    Dillon Square Deal. I have found it is made el cheapo. Small things on it have broken, and it's to light to put any speed to it. Should have gotten a bigger one. The more expensive Dillons looks and feels much better!
     
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  6. wunhunglo

    wunhunglo G&G Newbie

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    I've got 3, a RCBS single station, Lyman turret & Lee Turret; they all do what they're supposed to do; I've had the Lyman & the RCBS for about 30 years and they're still going strong & I expect they'll keep going for at least another 30 years! Not so sure if the Lee will last that long though?
     
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  7. Joey l mur

    Joey l mur G&G Newbie

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    I use a mix of them all, however I like the equipment I make the most like my case tumbler.
     
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  8. muskrat

    muskrat G&G Regular

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    I have been using RCBS for over 40 years now. Any problem I have had has been my fault and has been taken care of quickly by RCBS (phone or now email). I ahve about 35 die sets and 3 presses. I load several hundred rounds of handgun ammo a month. I did wear out an old steel .38 spc die that I bought in the 60s (replaced it with carbide) but other than that I ahve rifle dies that get used that I bought in the 60s.
     
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  9. jimkim

    jimkim G&G Enthusiast

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    Have you contacted Dillon? The should replace the parts for free. They will probably upgrade them too. Contact Dillon Precision
     
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  10. jimkim

    jimkim G&G Enthusiast

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    My Lee is getting close to that. 1984
     
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  11. Kompressor

    Kompressor G&G Newbie

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    I don't even know if I have all of the parts anymore. Had it lying around in different boxes and bags. Besides, it's probably 15 years ago since I bought it, and the store is long gone...
     
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  12. jimkim

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    It doesn't matter. Just tell them what parts are missing or broken. I know People who have lost parts and they replaced them for free. They don't require you to send it back. Just tell them what is broken or missing. At least that is how it works here in the US.
     
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  13. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist

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    i bought a 24 year old press second hand .
    they have replaced everything i have called them about.
    FREE!!!!!!!!
    do it!
    you will thank us later!
     
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  14. billy

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    if i ever find any dillon in any condition whatsoever.
    i am getting it!
     
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  15. Kompressor

    Kompressor G&G Newbie

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    The only trouble is, I live a good 9 hour flight from continental USA... -And shipping abroad would cost Dillon much more than just the parts I'm missing.
     
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  16. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist

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    contact them.
    just send an e-mail
    unless you are dead set against at least trying.
     
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  17. jimkim

    jimkim G&G Enthusiast

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    Or send me your old press.
     
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  18. 300HH

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    I use a Lee press and RCBS dies and various other accessaries and all work very well but I only load maybe 300 rifle rounds a year
     
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  19. Palladin8

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    I voted for the dillon. I currently have the RCBS rockchucker and partner press but I mainly reload rifle calibers on that. I would like to get the dillon so I could reload my pistol calibers faster. it is painfuly slow on a single stage even with the little partner press
     
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  20. deadman03

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    i dont see that there is any huge differance other than bells and wistels, im not sure about all the progressive presses but as far as im concerned im gona get whats cheapest because i dont see there being hardly in differance in them.
     
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