The Lee Carbide Factory Crimp not only taper crimps, it resizes the loaded round to iron out any bulges of oversized or canted bullets or thick or uneven brass. Best thing Lee makes and I would not be without one in every autoloader caliber. I'm sure the Redding is nicer quality but it can't do everything the Lee does.
Glad to see I'm in such august company. Every one of my Dillon 550 toolstands has a LFCD in it (in the fourth & final station).
Don't have a Redding, and probably won't get one (because I don't do alot of changing back & forth between different loads within the same caliber). I know one guy who has one, and he's very happy, though.
I think the one thing that I am seeing that we all agree on is that you should use a seperate crimping die. How many of you feel that their is much of a difference between the Redding and the Lee? I mean, I have a Redding right now. Should I go out and buy a Lee? Is one better than the other?