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rangermonroe
12-28-2006, 04:01 PM
I am a big Lee fan, but to my dismay, they have no plans to field any dies for this caliber soon enough for me.

So, who makes dies for this caliber?

Who is good and cheap. And will fit my CH and Lee presses?

Thanks

Medula Oblongata
12-28-2006, 04:22 PM
RCBS, C&H, Hornady all make dies.

Midway has the best prices currently.

BTW the search function is your friend. There are more than 30 threads with die questions and answers on them.

rangermonroe
12-28-2006, 04:44 PM
BTW the search function is your friend. There are more than 30 threads with die questions and answers on them.



I did a search, and came up with data, problems with loading, and everything but what you answered me.

I appreciate your taking the time to answer.

Medula Oblongata
12-28-2006, 05:07 PM
A pleasure

For your consideration:
http://fivesevenforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3851&highlight=rcbs+dies

http://fivesevenforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2648&highlight=rcbs+dies

http://fivesevenforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2731&highlight=rcbs+dies

http://fivesevenforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1770&highlight=rcbs+dies

http://fivesevenforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2326&highlight=rcbs+dies

http://fivesevenforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2258&highlight=rcbs+dies

http://fivesevenforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1769&highlight=rcbs+dies

http://fivesevenforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1423&highlight=rcbs+dies

http://fivesevenforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=350&highlight=rcbs+dies

rangermonroe
12-29-2006, 09:41 AM
Will these work? RCBS Dies (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=816782)

For the cost of a box of ammo, a six dollar shell holder, and the sweat of my children...an unending supply of ammo :D

btown02
12-29-2006, 10:10 AM
Will these work
See post #2.

rangermonroe
12-29-2006, 11:16 AM
What is with you guys? I appologize for asking a question that you have answered already, elsewhere.

"RCBS" was a link to Midway USA where they have their dies on sale at the moment for $25. ie...the price of a box of ammo.


I am happy, nonetheless, that I could entertain your egos while getting the information that I requested.

Perhaps, pointing out spelling/grammatical mistakes could be equally demeaning.

btown02
12-29-2006, 11:24 AM
Perhaps, pointing out spelling/grammatical mistakes could be equally demeaning.
I usually just correct those made by myself and members at no extra charge.



I am happy, nonetheless, that I could entertain your egos while getting the information that I requested.

We thank you for that.


I appologize for asking a question that you have answered already.
There you go. You asked a question that you had already been give the answer to. :) You asked a question and MO gave you the information you requested and several links to read. You asked the same question again and I directed you back to the post where it was answered the first time. Be careful how you word your posts if you expect the members to be willing to assist you.

Medula Oblongata
12-29-2006, 06:36 PM
What is with you guys? I appologize for asking a question that you have answered already, elsewhere.

"RCBS" was a link to Midway USA where they have their dies on sale at the moment for $25. ie...the price of a box of ammo.


I am happy, nonetheless, that I could entertain your egos while getting the information that I requested.

Perhaps, pointing out spelling/grammatical mistakes could be equally demeaning.

What is it with me? Nothing, why?

I answered your question, and direct you to the search function. You reply that you checked, but could not find anything, "thanks for answering, though."

So I spend 1 minute looking up 9 of the 70 threads that mention which dies to use, and where to get them. They weren't hiding, they were right there. All you had to do was search using the words: RCBS DIES, or HORNADY DIES, or RELOADING DIES. In fact, a simple search of MidwayUSA's website using the key words of '5.7x28' wold net more than 80 different products, 5 of them being reloading dies.

At this point you ask the same question over agian, and are directed to read post #2.

Then you freak out.

Dude, chill out. All of the information you could possibly want is here and all you have to do is use the search feature. THATS WHY ITS THERE. But when you make demands that we look it up for you, and then when we do, get pissy about it... Well lets just say you alienate people. Me for that matter.

So good luck in your reloading project, I suggest that unless you can calm down, do a little research on your own, and speak politely, you look elsewhere for assistance as my time is too valuable to me to waste it on dealing with crap like this.

herstal
01-12-2007, 02:42 AM
so who makes dies then?? LOL
Thanx for all the links Medula, it was very helpfull. In my own research I concluded that the hornady did a better job of "relocating" the necks than the RCBS dies, for what it is worth that was my 2 cents.

btown02
01-12-2007, 03:22 AM
Welcome to the forum.

Medula Oblongata
01-12-2007, 08:27 AM
so who makes dies then?? LOL
Thanx for all the links Medula, it was very helpfull. In my own research I concluded that the hornady did a better job of "relocating" the necks than the RCBS dies, for what it is worth that was my 2 cents.
Yes, the Hornady dies seem to be much better quality wise.

When I got my dies 3 1/2 years ago they were special order from RCBS. No other company would make them for me. The quality was extremely poor. I have been considering picking up a set of the Hornady dies, if nothing more than to compare quality. Midway has the best return policy anywhere, so if I'm not happy, I'll just send em' back.

av8or3
01-12-2007, 12:40 PM
Don't have any data yet (drilled both the sensors on my chrony first day out)
but can say that the Horneday Custom dies in this caliber do a great job. No
measurable difference from unfired with 1X reloads. It does skin some of the lacquer from the cases but that hasen't caused any troubles yet.
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Am using the conversion kit for my RL550 that Al Newell made... is great.

herstal
01-12-2007, 03:14 PM
Thank you for the welcome, i appreciate it.
I think i'll purchase the hornady dies and roll my own too, there is so much good reloading data on this forum, I'll just have to try some of it.

Medula Oblongata
01-12-2007, 03:17 PM
feel free to ask if you need something you can't find!

herstal
01-12-2007, 03:55 PM
Thanx, since you mentioned it, how about a shell plate for my dillon 1050?? or will i have to use my 550b??

Medula Oblongata
01-12-2007, 04:20 PM
Dillon refuses to support the 5.7x28mm cartrige.

There are some aftermarket 550 shell plates, but they are few and far between.

The only progressive that I am aware of that has a specific 5.7x28mm plate is the RCBS pro 2000.

Of course, one with money and a knowledgeable machinist can have anything they want made.

How do you like the 1050? I always wanted to have one, but don't have the scratch. I don't mind single stage reloading, I batch it and do quite an impressive amount per hour.

herstal
01-12-2007, 04:33 PM
Thank you again for the great info.
I love my 1050's, I have one in small primers and one in large primers set up, I can load a thousand 9mm in 52 min. and 800 rds of 223 in an hour( more powder so slower cycling)I load
380
9mm
40sw
38 and 357 mag
223
10mm
45acp
308. on the 1050 and all ammo is as accurate as i want it to be.

I really like the military crimp remover feature, powder check and adjustable primer seating depth stations. All of that in a 54lbs package with short toolhead travel for faster speed. I don't like their price tags but they pay for themselves very quickly with lots of great ammo. The cost of a cal conversion is not chump change either but the toolhead is a big chunk of cast iron weighing in at 9 lbs alone, everything on this machine is massive.
I used to have a 650 in 45acp and hated it, I much prefer the 550 for its simplicity or the 1050 for its industrial strength.

Get one, you won't be disappointed.

I'll buy a 550 32acp quick change kit and machine the slots .008 bigger. I don't want to spent $300 for another 1050 conversion.
i just ordered the hornady dies and 500 Vmax 40 gr bullets from midway, I'll call dillon shortly too. there goes the milk money LOL

Medula Oblongata
01-12-2007, 04:53 PM
Any reloading goodies you don't use anymore that you'd like to sell to a good home at a super-duper rate? :D

herstal
01-12-2007, 04:55 PM
Let me check...

Medula Oblongata
01-12-2007, 04:58 PM
oooohhh!

Goodie goodie!

Can't hardly wait! :)

herstal
01-12-2007, 05:11 PM
I have an extra CV-2001 tumbler I haven't used in a couple of years (I have three) that i could let go for a good deal.
My good buddy Jim, Has a dillon 550b with four conversion, 9mm, 45acp,223 and 308 i believe ( couldn't get ahold of him today, he is in chemo therapy) that he wants to sell.
I have a dillon 450 that need some TLC, old reloading booksLots of once fired 45acp brass polished, 38spl and 40sw also once fired and polished.
make me an offer I can't refuse.

Mods, feel free to move this to the correct forum too if it is inappropriate here.


Just talked to Greg at dillon about a shell plate for the 5.7 and he confirmed that they have no intentions of making one for now. I begged and he didn't budged LOL
I bought a 32acp plate, I'll have to weld it and cnc machine it on my mill.

Medula Oblongata
01-12-2007, 05:51 PM
Is the Dillon 450 the progressive that was superceded by the 550?

I'd love to have a progressive (I primarily load 45ACP, but have just gotten another 9mm). I don't want to make any insults with a low ball offer, why don't you contact me by PM?

I'm always on the lookout for 45 brass too...

herstal
01-12-2007, 06:00 PM
I will PM you right away.

btown02
01-12-2007, 06:13 PM
I will PM you right away.
Thank you.

Medula Oblongata
01-12-2007, 06:14 PM
Thank you.
no, thank you...

Bu8hahaha! :D

herstal
01-12-2007, 08:08 PM
much obliged btown02. medula got a real good deal.

Medula Oblongata
01-12-2007, 08:28 PM
Yes I Did!! :D

btown02
01-12-2007, 08:41 PM
Glad to see you guys worked it out. :)