Why do most reloaders seem to prefer either Lee or RCBS presses and there seems to be little interest in Horndays? All the discussions I read about in these forums the writers suggest newbies buy the Lee or RCBS bands with Dillion coming in 3rd. Just curious.
In my case, I started out with RCBS 'way back when Moses parted the Red Sea. After using it for a lot of years, I gravitated to Lee, first the turret presses and then the progressive as well as the turret.
Along the way I bought a top end Dillon which I still have and use.
I've used dies from almost every major manufacturer and one minor one, Bair, which I still have and use occasionally but for some unknown reason I've never used Hornady dies either. The only Hornady product I've ever used is their .458 caliber bullets, and I've used a lot of them.
Sad to say, I've never used a Hornady press, dies or tool of any kind. There's no particular reason for this, it's just that I never have.
And since I've never used one, I won't recommend it or knock it to anybody else. I have to have hands on experience with something to comment one way or the other.