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  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    link to that press?
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Everything is linked.
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    :o my bad
     
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    Why not the lee dies? The factory crimp die is nice to have and I think you'll want to probably put some crimp on at least the .223 stuff if not the .308 too. Some people think its a good final sizer to help weed out problem rounds too.

    Do you have the primer flipper and primer pickup tubes or whatever the dillon uses?
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    I thought when I saw this in the description, the RCBS dies would crimp as well, "The Seater Die includes a bullet seater plug and built-in roll or taper crimp as appropriate for the particular cartridge."

    I think the Dillon comes with a large and a small primer pickup tube but from what I've read on arfcom, it's suggested to get two more each.
     
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    Read up about the lee factory crimp dies, I think they're a nice option compared to a traditional seater/crimp die.
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    lol, you got carbide for pistol but not rifle brass?

    you'll regret that, pistol doesn't need it, rifle demands it
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    also, the dillon setup, i would highly recommend getting multiple powder drops so you aren't constantly fucking with it and trying to clean out powder completely

    you need the extra sturdy mount they sell as well, and i'd opt for the roller handle
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    one more post, you can get those dial calipers a lot cheaper at ace hardware, might as well get digital with the $30 you're spending
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    I didn't see any carbide .223 or .308 dies at midway.
     
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    striker754 Chillin

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    You're still supposed to lube cases for carbide rifle dies. No point in the increased cost then
     
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    I must be of the rare breed that likes to reload while sitting down, probably because I'm lazy... no defintely because I'm lazy.

    Anyhow, I reload without the strong mount just fine and stock handle. I feel more in control with the stock ball handle and I've reload a ton of ammo that way. My brother has the roller handle, it's fine either way. A large percent of people actually really prefer the roller handle, I'm wierd that I don't use or care for one.
     
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    just some little odds and ends i didn't see mentioned:

    case length gauge/trimmer
    chamfer/deburring tool
    loading blocks
    bullet puller
    case/media separator
     
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    Oh a swaging tool or primer pocket crimp reamer tool would be good if you plan to reuse any crimped brass, which you probably will.
     
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    They are really hard to come by. I want to get some because some day I will get a progressive press and crank out .223.

    I toil over my .308 rounds so the extra prep steps don't mean much to me.
     

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