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Thread: Lube sizers what’s out there?

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    One thing to consider with the star option is that it does not do pointy rifle bullets at all. I have a star for pistol, but retain my Lyman 450 for the pointy rifle bullets. One of our vendor sponsors, Lathesmith, is the cheapest option for sizing dies for either machine. If you are installing gas checks on anything, let him know that and he will put a special lead in on the sizing die to facilitate the gas checks. Works much better than the factory standard dies.

    Also, whether you are lubing plain base, bevel base, or gas checked pistol bullets, be sure to set your lubricizer right. The depth is what is important. Close off the row of the sizing die that you don't need with some number 7 shot, and you won't get lube on the base of the bullets.


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    I'll see if I can add my 2 cents and not be confusing.

    The Star is one of a kind manufacturer and has yet to duplicated although I don't know why !

    you can have a Star on the used market if your calm wait it out, pending the price you want to pay of course!

    second to the Star is the Saeco all others are not, in my opinion, worth messing with no matter how few you cast.

    I have had all the common one and, in over more than 40 years of casting and reloading, two Stars and a Saeco are the only ones that still remain.

    must be a reason!

    just food for thought.

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    Earlier today a guy had a LAM 2 for sale for $125 NIB. Wouldn't think that'll take long to sell though.
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    GONRA hasa Lyman 450, lottsa tooling..... Sizing die bottom diameter is 0.703 inch.

    Younger son hasa RCBS with a number of sizing die/top punches. Sizing die bottom diameter is 0.705 inch.

    He just purchased a new Lyman 4500 with a heater.
    Was pissed that his RCBS dies wouldn't fit his new Lyman when literature sez they're interchangable.
    So I spent the day reducng his die stash from 0.705 -> 0.703 inch diameter and checking for fit....

    Hope this isn't some sorta bad News. Any comments from you Seasoned Sizing Experts?
    Is need to do this common? Unusual? ????

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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