Smith And Wesson Forums banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Looking at getting some dies.

Are Hornady dies any good? The redid their promotional of giving you 100 bullets with a die set purchse and that makes for an attractive deal.

Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,681 Posts
I have several sets of Hornady dies and have no complaints at all. The free bullet deal makes sense if you can buy the dies at a good price.

xtm
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,057 Posts
My .45 ACP/.45 Colt dies are Hornady. A friend gave them to me. My only complaint is that you REALLY need to tighten the decapping pin, much more so than I thought necessary. That said, I really like the way the seating die is set up and I would readily buy Hornady dies again. I like them as much as my RCBS dies and that is saying something.
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Midway has the Hornady New dimension Nitride on a small sale (44mag for now). They claim you do not need to lubricate cases when using these.

1. is it necessary to lube handgun cases?
2. Is it true that these dies can cut out this step?

I am all for making the process as easy as possible. Just don't believe advertising. And since I have only heard of lubing for rifle brass, is it necessary for handgun brass?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,057 Posts
That is correct. With both the Hornady dies and the RCBS carbide dies, you do not need to lubricate handgun cases.
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
heck, that right there limited my choices to hornady or rcbs.

thanks. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,927 Posts
Call me old fashioned, but I lube my 454 Casull cases before I resize them in a carbide RCBS die. I got a 300 Win Mag case stuck once, never again
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
First, any carbide die, from any maker, does not need lube. You will only find them in straight wall cases.

Second, I have maybe four or five sets of Hornaday dies and have had no problems with them. I'd buy them again, and probably will!
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
8,111 Posts
I want to second what was just said.. carbide dies of any manufacturer do not need lube.

I haven't tried every manufacturer of dies, but every carbide die that I have used worked fine without using lube.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
126 Posts
I have done about 10,000 rounds of 45 acp, 30 M1 carbine, 38/357, 30/06, 35 Rem and 30/30 with Hornady dies and presses with out any issues.

Mike
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top