Lee Carbide Dies are used in commercial loading machines that cycle four to five thousand times per hour. You can't wear them out with personal use. These are the most copied dies ever invented. The competition tries to copy Lee dies, but they come up short. Only Lee has put it all together to make the best pistol dies money can buy . Reloaders buy Lee Dies because they are the best made and have the most features.
Lee use’s a solid carbide insert, ground to a special contour that does not leave the objectional belt mark on the case, common to ordinary carbide dies. With a carbide sizer, no case lube is needed, and you don't even have to clean your cases.
No need for a taper crimp die, plus better accuracy with Lee Dies. Taper crimp dies are used to correct the problems caused by the improper expanding plug design or adjustment. They distort the bullet shank and reduce accuracy. Because the Lee Expander flares the minimum amount, consistent with easy bullet insertion, all of the flare is removed with the bullet seating die, thus eliminating the need for a taper crimp die.