My plan is to load 357 Sig in the Spring. Is there any reason I should not use Redding dies with a Dillon RL550 instead of Dillon dies? The Dillon dies are carbide, but the 357 Sig dies still require lube according to Dillon. I can buy the Redding dies and a separate Redding taper crimp die for $20 cheaper than the Dillon dies.
I have been all over the place on which equipment to get, but I think I have decided on the Dillon. I was originally going to get an RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme, then a Redding T-7, then a Hornady L-N-L, then back to a Redding T-7, and now a Dillon RL550…I know, I am nuts. I figure that since I am only loading pistol for the time being that a progressive would be ok, and I can get a single stage later for precision rifle, swaging, etc. I like the Hornady product, but I like that you can use a Dillon as a single stage for all intents as it does not automatically move things forward. I think I just hijacked my own thread
Also, do I really need the video instructions? I would not mind having them, but it seems like that is something that should be included in the price. Hornady has detailed setup instruction on YouTube which is one of the things I like about them.