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    Quote Originally Posted by Springfield View Post
    If the holes are lines up properly then the 3 regular holes work fine. If not then it can be hit and miss. I can lube this bullet with one pass, so I doubt anything you have holds more lube. It is all about getting them lined up properly for good flow, otherwise it is just squeaking in there instead of flowing easily.
    Slim - which Big Lube bullet is that? I'm thinking of buying one of the Big Lube 45-70 moulds, and wonder if I'll need Lathesmith to make a custom die, or if a standard die will work.
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    My sizer is GREAT!

    Just a bump with good comments from a happy camper here.

    I got my sizer die from Lathesmith, very impressed with workmanship. Easy to deal with, and it was made to order. Job well done.

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    I just got another one and the workmanship is second to none. If you have ever tried your hand at a metal lathe you will wonder how he can do the work he does at the price he charges. Thanks again!
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    I got mine, Chris. Excellent product and will be ordering more soon. Now if only my Star got here as quick as my dies.
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    Jim, your stuff shipped Friday; Chris, yours will be on the way the first of the week. Thanks to all of you guys for making this the absolute BEST place to hang out on the web!

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    Got 'em Chris - they look great; lube ought to be here any day, can't wait to try them out.

    Stupid question though, for a single lube band boolit, does it matter which set of holes are used. Bottom vs middle?

    Plus, the eternal trap shooter question, 7 1/2 or 8's (fer pluggin the holes).

    Thanks again,

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    I plug all mine but the TOP band of holes when I have a single lube groove. Has worked great so far on the 401 and 452 dies I got from Chris. I think the shell I cut open was a "standard" birdshot shell, so standard that I don't think it was marked on the shell, but maybe it was on the box. I doubt if you could go wrong with either of the sizes you mentioned.
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    Thanks Doby45 - figured there was an obvious choice that I was missing.

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    Hey guys, you are right on about the shot size and which holes to plug, just carefully plug/unplug those things as needed, and you should be speedily sizing great slugs in no time at all. Chris, you should be getting your .358 die in the next day or two, it's on the way.
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    I appreciate it Chris, I can't thank you enough for the service you provide us.
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    I've recieved my 2 beautifuly made dies. Work is second to none. Looking foreward to putting them to work. Well done and thanks Chris. Will definetly be getting some more in the not too distant future!

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    Just ordered four more dies + goodies ! Good stuff !

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    lube sizer

    I would like to order a die and a punch, but, I am not sure what to the order. Is there a phone # where you can be reached? I also would like to talk to someone regarding getting the machine to function smoothly. Can't seem to get the lube down into the bottom chamber. Any help will be appreciated. Bill

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    Chris:

    The four dies arrived today in good order ! They look great as usual !

    Thank you for the super-fast service !

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    Thanks for the note Chris, Rob, and Jerry, glad everything has arrived safely once again! Pinshooter, check your private messages, I'll let you know how to contact me by other means if you like.

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    Chris, sent you a PM

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    im interested in a few dies but im not sure what style i need. I just bought a new star/magma sizer from magma. do i need :

    "standard" dies is $26 for the Buckshot design, and $34 for the flanged style"

    im after a .430 and a .452 sizer. i think my top punch should work for both cals.

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    does buckshot design refer to the way the extra lube holes are blocked?

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