If you are looking for the best quality dies available on a reasonable budget, it’s hard to beat Redding dies. Furthermore, the construction and features of the Redding Competition Seating Die are very compelling (micrometer seating depth adjustment, sliding collar seating stem, etc). Until recently, you had to either buy dies individually from Redding or buy the National Match set if you wanted to have a die set with the Competition Seating Die. While the National Match set is great for applications like semi-auto rifles (I have the sets in .223 Remington and 308 Winchester) – if you don’t need the crimp die or if you only want a two-die set, what you really want is the new (OK, it’s been out for a couple years) Redding Master Hunter two-die set.
I just found out about the Master Hunter (love the name) die sets while searching for dies for a friend. Now that I know about this offering, I’ll have another great option when I go to load for a new cartridge. Perhaps some of my old dies need upgrading too…