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Thread: Lyman 45 ?

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    Boolit Master at Heaven's Range GARCIA's Avatar
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    Jan 2009

    Lyman 45 ?

    Anyone know what the last production year for the Lyman 45 was?


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    Boolit Master
    Bent Ramrod's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    Southern Arizona
    I think it was around 1967. The Fourth Edition of Handloader's Digest (1968) shows the 45 as "DISCONTINUED" and replaced by the 450. A review in that Digest mentions that the 45 is no more, its replacement better suited to heavy resizing and the resizing of larger boolits.

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    Boolit Master
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    Sep 2009
    I bought mine in 1971 and it was used. I remember the year because it was the same year I got started in casting. I still have it and it still works great. I have rebuilt it once. I also have a 450 and I've rebuilt it once.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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