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05-09-2009, 10:23 AM
Anyone make custom lee sizer dies? Looking for .432 and they are a special order from lee and sounds like it takes forever and a day.
05-09-2009, 10:42 AM
Look for "Buckshot" on this website and sent him a PM. He makes some awesome custom sizer dies.
Try Buckshot for someone else doing it or hone out a .430 sizer yourself. Either way will work. And yes, Lee is taking forever plus a day plus a month plus several to produce these very simple dies at 29.00 each.
To hone out a Lee push thru get a straight metal rod that will fit inside this size die (maybe 3/8" X 6"). Even a shank off a bolt will work. Get some sandpaper of 200, 400 and 1500 grit. Tape a "flapper" of sandpaper (about 3"X3") on rod. Put a little oil on paper or in die. Place die over rod. Turn on drill press. With hand, roll die back and forth, placing slight side pressure while rod is turning. Start with 200, go to 400 and then final polish with 1500.
To hone out .002 goes pretty quickly so check often by slugging die with lead ball.
Honing one out 001"-.002" takes less than 1/2 hour total time.
05-09-2009, 02:16 PM
Starting with a Lee .430, lube four cull bullets with fine valve grinding compound. Shuck them through in turn, placing the one coming out the top back on the pedestal. When they go through with minimal effort, you will have opened the die .0015 to .002. Takes me longer to assemble the stuff than to do the job.
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