Prompted by a remark on another thread.
Mine are... Hornady "Custom-Grade" (I take that to mean nothing what-so-ever, should I?) "New-Dimension" Dies... does that mean they don't stick to the usual dimensions?
The .30-06 set I have just mounted a f/l resizer into the press from were purchased new about 10 years ago... they've been lying in a box with me with for much of that time along with some other stuff that came from a late friend's dispersed collection of gear.... and at first glance look well enough made. The removable, expander "ball" is actually pretty neat looking, quite nicely centred and... as I've discovered by careful measurement... if I ever need a hollow, steel .306" diameter boat-tailed bullet that's .753" long... my search is over before it is begun. The internal honing is near mirror like everywhere except in the case shoulder area, where there are quite discernible machine marks . There is a vent hole for excess lube though and I always like to see one of those. And... after a quick look, my Lee die (for the same cartridge) actually looks substantially less "fancy" all through, particularly in the same shoulder area (max expander diameter is also .306" though). I have taken the step of discarding the Hornady lock-ring and I'm using a Lee 'O'-ringed lock-ring instead, but then again I take that step with every die I use.
Off to size now. With enough lube... and no more.