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RCBS dies question?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Slug71, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Slug71


    Mar 7, 2010
    Oregon - U.S.A
    I might have the opportunity to get 500rds of reloads and a set of RCBS 9mm dies, model #20515, for $125. Could probably knock him down a bit too.

    I know absolutely nothing about reloading and its products.
    I would like to start reloading in the near future though.

    Are these good dies?
    Is this a deal I should jump on?

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  2. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

    Mar 1, 2008
    Washington (the state)
    I wouldn't shoot a strangers reloads from my gun if you gave them me for free. One of them blows up your gun and the price you payed for them isn't going to come close to fixing your gun.

  3. F106 Fan

    F106 Fan

    Oct 19, 2011
    Brand new, the dies are worth < $50. The reloads are worthless. I would never shoot someone else's loads.

  4. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas
    Pass up the entire deal.

    As already stated, NEVER shoot another person's reloads, unless you have total 100% confidence in that person's reloading ability.

    If you want dies, buy new.
    That way you know what you're getting.

    Last edited: Aug 30, 2012
  5. Slug71


    Mar 7, 2010
    Oregon - U.S.A
    Thanks guys.

    I have passed. He purchased the stuff from a gun show from a local ammo dealer he claims.
    But yeh, a little too far down the chain for my liking.

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  6. Taterhead

    Taterhead Counting Beans

    Dec 13, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    The only thing that the reloads would be worth is potentially for bullets if you pulled them to reload them. Brass is worth almost nothing since you can find 9mm brass for free.

    I pulled a bunch of reloads recently to salvage components. That was mostly a waste of time since the dummy so excessively crimped the bullets that they were giant mushroom heads with virtually no neck tension. Bullets slipped right of the case with a few light taps of the kinetic puller. What a waste. So even buying loaded ammo to salvage components can be an iffy proposition. Luckily I did not pay anything for the loads I pulled down.
  7. RustyFN


    Sep 29, 2006
    West Virginia
    Well 500 rounds is a lot of ammo to pull apart. I also don't shoot others reloads. As far as components go you could buy 1,000 9mm bullets and 1,000 once fired brass for that or less.
  8. fredj338


    Dec 22, 2004
    ^^THIS^^:upeyes: SHooting another guys reloads is like sleeping w/ a prostitute, sounds like fun, but you never know what you are going to end up with. Pass.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2012
  9. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Friends Call Me "Flash"

    Dec 26, 2008
    East Houston
    I have the same policy on shooting someone else's reloads. I just don't do it!

    There are lots of ways to screw up a carbide sizing die. I have a tile floor in my reloading room and a single drop on the floor could destroy the carbide ring. Look up MidwayUSA and get a set of new dies then take good care of them!