View Full Version : Seeking die suggestions

08-21-2005, 01:44 PM
Hello all -

I am ready to begin reloading the 5.7 and I am soliciting some opinions on the available dies. According to my own basic research, RCBS, CH, and Hornady now offer dies. I am looking for folks' opinions and experiences before I purchase.

The only spot on the web that sells them that I could find was Midway USA. Midway listed three 2-die sets. One set was listed for $24.89 the other was listed for $122.99. The third set was listed as a 'small base' die set that sold for $32.29. Does anybody know what the difference between the first two sets is? My best guess is steel dies versus carbide? While I am at it, what exactly is a small base die? Is there any advantage to a small base die?

Last but not least, does anybody know of any other web retailers that offer dies besides MidWay? All of the dies listed at MidWay were either back ordered or a special order.

Thanks for your help. I look forward to see what folks have to say.


08-24-2005, 05:54 AM
See my post here for Hornady purchase info: