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Thread: Just ordered lee sizer for 6.5

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    Just ordered lee sizer for 6.5

    Hello everyone I知 new here and finally got some time to post. I just ordered a custom lee sizer and was surprised that they didn稚 make one for 6.5s. There are several Moulds out there for a 6.5 gas check bullet. I had to get one .268 since both my 96s slugged out .267. It is going to take 6-8 weeks I guess I値l still have time to get ready all winter for the Military cast bullet match my club puts on in the spring.

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    Been there, done that


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    Me too! Ed
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    I have ordered custom sizers. A 266 and 268 (which I honed to 269), and a 270.
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    The best thing I found for sizing dies was the NOE set up. I'm in the process of deciding what mold to get (NOE or Lyman) for my Swede.

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    Odd thing... I spotted a 243 lee sizer and kept it in mind for years. Then I got a 6.5 jap and a 266469 mold and thought I needed a sizer for it to crimp on the gas checks mostly. I went back to that store and they still had the 243 sizer so I got it and a carbide drill bit because my steel bits would not cut the steel in the die. I ended up after a lot of messing around with a .268 sizer with a slightly out of round hole through it that works ok. But I would have been better off ordering one , sometimes I can't help doing things myself, even when I shouldn't.
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    Lee just emailed me. My sizer is on the way!!!

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    Why not use the NOE sizer system?
    Easy and cheap and fast

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    Retumbo..... What weight is that bullet for the 6.5?
    Looks like a NOE design. How does it shoot in your
    Swede?
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    Not trying to take away from the original post but with all this custom order talk. Has anyone here ever asked Lee to drill the neck out of a full length sizing die to make a body die like Redding sells?

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