Ok I have read all about how to enlarge my molds, should/now that the need has risen.
My issue is with my Redhawk in 44 mag. I slugged the barrel the other day and no matter how I slice it, it measures .431". On top of this, both of the slugs which I used, simply fell through all of the chambers of my cylinder. Taking a caliper to them I got a measurement of .4325".
So in looking at the Lee sizing dies I see they only go up to .430", which I guess is about average for most 44 caliber guns. I however need one that is a bit bigger, if I am to believe that I need to fit the boolits to the mouth of the chambers.
At this point I only have a couple of molds for it, so the "Beagling" method or even polishing them out a bit isn't an issue. So far both of them are throwing right at .430" or just a half line below. I figure the "Beagling" method should work out just fine especially since I have plenty of the aluminum tape on hand.
What method however, would be the best way to open up a Lee sizing die? Can it be done using some grinding compound and boolits like I would a mold, or is there another better method?
( I realize there are other options like Star, Lyman, and RCBS, but I am operating on a tight budget here, and the Lee products are just about out of my price range.)