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Thread: Custom made Lyman 450 sizing die in .311”

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    Boolit Mold
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    Custom made Lyman 450 sizing die in .311”

    Hi,

    Anyone can know who still offers them here in our forum? Got in touch in buckshot but doesn’t make them anymore.

    Thanks

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    Try lathesmith he made a .4345 for me and it was spot on.

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/foru...-s-Custom-Dies

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    Isn't that size still available from Lyman? At one time you could go all the way from .307 to .314 by thousandths (I'm not sure .312 was available??) but they haven't been making as many sizes of late. It wouldn't hurt to give their customer service a call and ask about availability.

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    Optics Planet has the 311 in stock.

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    I haven't looked lately, but what about RCBS? They work in both RCBS & Lyman sizers.
    John
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    I made mine from a .309 Lyman picked up at a gunshow for $6. Took about a half hour using a piece of dowel for a mandrel, a sheet of 400 grit wet/dry, and some fine emery for final polishing. Measure often 'cause, once you're started, you're removing metal with every turn of the mandrel.

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    S&S Firearms sells custom H&I dies.Cost is $38.00 per die.

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    I just looked at both Graf's(Lyman .311 H&I die) and Midsouth(both Lyman and RCBS .311). All in stock.

    Am I missing something in the original post? I have a Lyman 450 sizer and use both Lyman and RCBS sizing dies in it.
    John
    W.TN

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    Unless you are dead set on a custom die, 0.311 H&I dies are still available from Lyman.
    R.C.B.S. offers a 0.311 die for their LAM, which will also work in your Lyman 450.


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