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    Leo, there's not enough room for setscrews in the lube holes, they are step-drilled and fairly shallow. Drilling the die all the way through and tapping the hole might work, but you'd have to make the hole quite a bit larger to do this, and would probably lose some lube flow control with the end result being getting lube where you don't want it. A tapped hole might also leave a more ragged edge inside the die, which could mar the slug as it passes through the bore of the die.

    It's simplest, and probably more cost-effective, to get dies that are drilled with just enough rows of lube holes to accommodate whatever slug you happen to be sizing at the moment.

    Good shooting,
    Chris

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    Hi Chris.It was just a thought.Thank you for the reply.Am really enjoying this thread.Thanks for posting.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
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    Hello Chris
    Today I received the shipment, all perfect friend.
    Thank you and see you next time!!
    Best regards
    Juan

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    Just sent you a PM.

    Thanks.

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    PM replied to Ken, thanks.

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    I sent you another pm.

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    Got the die and punch yesterday thanks again .

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    Sent a PM earlier today, then a 2nd PM to add a roller handle to the order.

    Thank you

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    Well call me impressed! To my surprise when I got home from work today, my package with 4 dies, 3 punches, and roller handle. They look nice. Now if my sizer would just hurry up and get here. LOL.

    Thanks for the great service Chris!

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    Chris, received everything today. All looks great.

    Thank You,
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    PM sent on Star Die order
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    Just sent you a PM for an order.

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    PM sent. Need a little help with what I’ll be ordering.

    Thanks

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    Recieved my die and punch order from lathesmith today. Looks perfect. Great work. Thanks!!

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    Hi Lathesmith

    Please see your PM
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    Hi

    PM sent for another of your dies.

    Take Care

    Bob
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    Hello,

    PM sent about sizer die, punch and handle.

    Thanks

    Tom

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    PM sent for die order
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    Received my .359 die, punch, nut and die removal tool yesterday. Very happy with transaction

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    Lathesmith, this thread has been going on for 11 years and 21 pages, so without going through it all, may I ask a couple of questions?

    First, after all this time, are your prices still the same or do they change somewhere about page 16 where I haven't gone yet?
    Second, do you currently make a tool for die removal or just recommend the rubber hammer and punch method mentioned on about page three (with loosening of the setscrew, of course)?
    Third, are you still taking just Pay Pal and Postal MOs or are other forms of payment now available?

    I've just become the proud owner of an old original Star sizing press in excellent condition but currently equipped with a .358 sizing die. I want to set it up dedicated to sizing my various 32 pistol rounds (.313") and will probably leave it set that way semi-permanently. One of the bullets I will be sizing is a HBWC... can I assume I will have to size it base first to avoid crushing the skirt?

    TIA for help and suggestions,
    Froggie
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check