Hornady® Series I 2-Die Rifle Sets
Best dies ever
There are rifle dies, then there are Hornady Rifle dies. If Hornady makes dies for a caliber I load for, I own them. Quality, price and toughness are major selling points for these dies.
Hornady dies are the cleanest dies out of the box. A lot of brands require major cleaning of factory grease and oil before use. This is not the case with Hornady dies. They are lightly oiled ad very clean. I am very impressed with the cases these dies come with. They are very stack able and hold everything very nicely. Shell holder, dies, extra lock rings and all the case trimming equipment, o-give etc.
Hornady dies are some of the most accurate dies I have ever loaded with. Hornady's quality control must be top notch. I have never had a set of their dies that had burs, nicks or any defects in workmanship. For the options these dies come with, you would expect to pay twice as much.
If your just getting into hand loading, or want a better set of dies, give these a shot.
September 9, 2012
I have 5 of these die sets and I love them. they are very good and easy to set up and use.
June 19, 2012
as good as some $100 sets
I own Forster bump dies, RCBS, Redding, and Lyman and Lee. Let me just say, the bullet guide works great seems imposible to tip bullet on seating. Also coating is very nice, I cast lead on some rifle dies and these will roll crimp if needed. Also who wants a die that its lock nut has a set screw that damages threads, Hornady don't and they have a place to put standard wrenches on. Also I damaged bullet guide with stem my self told them my fault they replaced anyway. I own over a dozen now except for Redding and Forster I'll use no other!
August 17, 2011
I love Hornday bullets so I bought 2 of their die sets. One for 300wm and one for 500s&w. Decapping pins in both dies bent within a few weeks. I emailed Hornday several times and got no reply. I will continue to buy their bullets but that is the only thing with Hornady written on it that I will own.
February 10, 2011