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    WTB Lyman to Star adapter

    I'm looking to buy a Lyman to Star sizer adapter so my Lyman sizing dies will fit in my star sizer. Would also be interested in the top punch adapter.

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    I would be interested in one also.
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    Never heard of one, yet. Main engineering problem would be getting the holes in the adapter and the holes in the Lyman die to match up. Just got 2 more dies from Lathesmith, best deal going, imho.

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    Iirc the perfessor made some. I'm not sure he is still active here though. I miss his knowledge.
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    If one had a lathe...why not make the star size die....lol

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    good luck with that

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    Quote Originally Posted by funnyjim014 View Post
    if one had a lathe...why not make the star size die....lol
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    Up Please

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    Quote Originally Posted by funnyjim014 View Post
    If one had a lathe...why not make the star size die....lol
    I assume the draw is having to make one adaptor, vs machining many sizer dies. Keeping an eye on the thread for updates, too!


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    i just pick up a star after i get my star and see what is need i might make a few adaptor if i get time have a lathe and will use it just need some time

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    > if one had a lathe...why not make the star size die....lol

    LOL -- because if you have 10 different lyman dies, you could make 1 adapter and use all 10 of them it in,
    instead of making 10 different star dies.
    1/10th the work.

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    and making the die is more work and you need to have a remmer for what you are making to have a good die

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    I have a lathe, and I make my own sizing dies for Star, Lyman/RCBS, and Saeco lubrisizers. I've done the measuring, and it's not possible to adapt a Lyman sizing die to fit in a Star sizer.
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    What 454PB said.

    But half way between the two you'd think Lyman or RCBS or one of the resident genius types here would cook up a push-through type sizer that uses the existing dies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 454PB View Post
    I have a lathe, and I make my own sizing dies for Star, Lyman/RCBS, and Saeco lubrisizers. I've done the measuring, and it's not possible to adapt a Lyman sizing die to fit in a Star sizer.
    You have to reduce the OD of the Lyman die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labradigger1 View Post
    Iirc the perfessor made some. I'm not sure he is still active here though. I miss his knowledge.
    They are not hard to make if you have a lathe.
    IIRC Perfesser mad an adapter to use H&I sizer dies as push through (Lee) type dies.
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    if i had a mill i would built a sizer like the star and make it to use all the dies out there for lube sizers just have a bushing you swap to use other dies

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