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After adding my Mr BulletFeeder, and losing my powdercheck station, th combo die surfaced on DaA's website. This allows you to combine stations so that you can leave a station for powdercheck or such. I imagine that Lee is making it for them, but I don't know for sure. Despite the anecdotal successes and failures of a combo seat/crip die, I am compelled to try it at the price point of $29. That powder check has kept me squib free, much better than my mk1-eyeball.

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I use a combo Die(lee) on my 550 with bullet feeder , ones dialed in it works flawless with plated,fmj and coated bullets .

And yes the DAA Die is made by Lee .

Remember that before dillon came with separate seating and crimp Die's all pistol Die sets used combo seat/ crimp Die's.

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I want to be able to independently adjust the crimp and the depth, and do so without affecting the other parameter. Plus the initial adjustment is far, far easier with the separate ones.

^^THIS^^

I would ditch a powder sensor before I used a combo die. A $10 light clipped to the press will do everything a powder check will

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I want to be able to independently adjust the crimp and the depth, and do so without affecting the other parameter. Plus the initial adjustment is far, far easier with the separate ones.

^^THIS^^

I would ditch a powder sensor before I used a combo die. A $10 light clipped to the press will do everything a powder check will

For pistol definitely. For .223, not so much.
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I want to be able to independently adjust the crimp and the depth, and do so without affecting the other parameter. Plus the initial adjustment is far, far easier with the separate ones.

On the Hornady dies, you can adjust the seating stem without adjusting the crimp....

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I want to be able to independently adjust the crimp and the depth, and do so without affecting the other parameter. Plus the initial adjustment is far, far easier with the separate ones.

On the Hornady dies, you can adjust the seating stem without adjusting the crimp....

What happens when you change the crimp?

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I want to be able to independently adjust the crimp and the depth, and do so without affecting the other parameter. Plus the initial adjustment is far, far easier with the separate ones.

On the Hornady dies, you can adjust the seating stem without adjusting the crimp....

What happens when you change the crimp?
Fair point. I usually only change oal after I have the crimp where I like it.

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Since I make just one flavor of 9mm for my competition guns, if I can duplicate that with the combo die, I'll be happy, and keep the powder check. If not, then I'll ditch the powder check and use my Dillon seat and Lee factory crimp.

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I have tried the Hornady new generation seat/taper crimp die, RCBS, and a few others, trying to get 45ACP to seat/taper crimp in same die, AND get the loads to gauge as well in my Shok Bottle 100 round gauge, as when using separate seat and crimp dies. I could never get a finished round to gauge as well as when done with separate dies. Learning to live without the RCBS lockout die in my LNL. YMMV, but it is separate dies for me.

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Well, the DAA Seat & Crimp die is a resounding success for me. I haven't had anything fail the case gauge or the gun since I set it up. I get to keep my powder check die, and my Mr BulletFeeder is dropping with precision (once I adjusted everything correctly for my bullets). I'm making about 100-rds every 5-min, and that's including adding primers/brass/bullets when they run low. 

 

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And that is why I have so many GSI tool head bullet feeders.  I have no desire to combine the two unless I have no other option and also don't like to loose fail safes once I already have them in place.

Sure a microwave would be faster to use if I took the door off but it just doesn't seem as safe at that point,

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Just now, jmorris said:

And that is why I have so many GSI tool head bullet feeders.  I have no desire to combine the two unless I have no other option and also don't like to loose fail safes once I already have them in place.

Sure a microwave would be faster to use if I took the door off but it just doesn't seem as safe at that point,

If it hadn't worked so well for me, and my very specific set of variables, I would have chosen to lose the Powder-Check and keep the Dillon Seat Die and the Lee Factory Crimp Die. But... It works for me. And as a favorite NCO of mine once told me, "If it's stupid and it works, it ain't stupid." I like the GSI, but I wasn't able to (in first person) see any working during my decision process. Several of my friends have the MBF, so it was an easy choice.

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On 8/15/2016 at 9:31 AM, jmorris said:

And that is why I have so many GSI tool head bullet feeders.  I have no desire to combine the two unless I have no other option and also don't like to loose fail safes once I already have them in place.

Sure a microwave would be faster to use if I took the door off but it just doesn't seem as safe at that point,

I'm with you brother. I have a RCBS lockout die in my GSI took heads....I'm not wanting to create a system that's totally dependent upon me catching a mistake. 

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