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Thread: This Boolit sizing die doesn't fit a Lyman/RCBS. What does it fit?

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    This Boolit sizing die doesn't fit a Lyman/RCBS. What does it fit?

    This Boolit sizing die doesn't fit a Lyman/RCBS. What does it fit?

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    The die is 0.687" and says it is a.285 die.

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    Looks kinda like a home made star die

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwells72774 View Post
    Looks kinda like a home made star die
    Definitely not Star, RCBS, or Lyman!

    Saeco?
    Herters?
    Who can check dimensions?

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    That's not a Saeco, those screw in. Well that narrows it down. What else can it not be, lol? Its definitely what ever is left over. Looks similar to Star die.
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    I believe the top of a Lyman die is .723 ? (that's just off the top of my head) and I think they have a taper too?

    The Body of the Star die is .750

    Over the years, Herters sizers were different. Some took Lyman dies. Some took Saeco dies. some took a die like the Seaco, but different threads. But Nothing like the die in your photo.

    You have quite the orphan there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    I believe the top of a Lyman die is .723 ? (that's just off the top of my head) and I think they have a taper too?

    The Body of the Star die is .750

    Over the years, Herters sizers were different. Some took Lyman dies. Some took Saeco dies. some took a die like the Seaco, but different threads. But Nothing like the die in your photo.

    You have quite the orphan there.
    The pattern of lube holes make me believe it might have started life as a Lyman sizing die before it was turned down.

    Like all orphans, it needs a home.

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    started life as Lyman? Maybe?
    it looks as long or longer than a Lyman, and there is no bevel at the bottom, where it would mate to the sizer's lower bevel.

    I just had a thought, since it's in 7mm, I wonder if it's some European thingy? They must make some lubesizers over there?

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    there is one on the auction site that looks just like yours

    auction #201887726042

    ad says it fits Redding SAECO Flanged Model Lube Sizer

    I'm guessing it might fight this
    auction #192155780653

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    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...mer-Lube-sizer

    Sadly one picture attachment is now missing... the one of the die! But the dimension at 0.689" is about right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsh1106 View Post
    BM

    there is one on the auction site that looks just like yours

    auction #201887726042

    ad says it fits Redding SAECO Flanged Model Lube Sizer

    I'm guessing it might fight this
    auction #192155780653

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    Perfect match!

    It fits a Vintage Herters Waseca Lube Sizer
    It looks like the Herters Waseca is a clone of the Cramer Lube/sizer

    I will never buy either of those sizer lubers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrassMagnet View Post
    I will never buy either of those sizer lubers.
    Even if it came with a .258" die?
    I give loading advice based on my actual results in factory rifles with standard chambers, twist rates and basic accurizing.
    My goals for using cast boolits are lots of good, cheap, and reasonably accurate shooting, while avoiding overly tedious loading processes.
    The BHN Deformation Formula, and why I don't use it.
    How to find and fix sizing die eccentricity problems.
    Do you trust your casting thermometer?
    A few musings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrassMagnet View Post

    I will never buy either of those sizer lubers.


    Quote Originally Posted by HangFireW8 View Post
    Even if it came with a .258" die?
    Never!
    Not Ever!!
    Love Star Sizer/Lubers!!!
    I have Lyman 4500 Sizer/Lubers so I can do pointed boolits with heated lubes!!!!

    .285 die needs a home with a Herters Waseca Lube Sizer or with a Cramer Lube/sizer!!!!!

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    Hey Brass!

    I sold a Cramer Lubesizer to Rich/WIS, last March. You might send him a message to see if he could use the die.

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