Re: New Brass, .243 Cracked neck
What? You doubt I would buy or own anything LEE? Well, you are partially right but......
There are a couple of caliber dies sets, that I use so infrequently and whose cost by anyone else is nearly that of a custom die set, that I have bought in the last few years. I also have bought many of the RIFLE version (not the pistol version!) of the LEE Factory Crimp Dies because it is a very unique and a good design. I don't like the materials choice by LEE as they have been known to gall (similar metal rubbing against each other under a heavy load gall) but the whole design concept is so good I just have to use them. I put up with the galling by maintaining them more than should be necessary.
But the rest of the LEE stuff is junk, in my opinion. And Lee himself is so very arrogant (just read his book and you will discover that no one else knows how to design reloading tools) that he puts me completely off.
It is a big world out there and we all get to choose our own fate, mostly and certainly for reloading tools. I just choose mostly not to use LEE stuff and I have loudly told anyone that would listen why.