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Thread: LE Wilson hand die

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    Boolit Man
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    LE Wilson hand die

    In a reloading lot at a gun auction among the odds and ends was 3 LE Wilson hand dies, 35 Rem, 250 Savage and 30-30. Any one use these at all ? I know I still have a few Lee loaders that I have had for years and years but admittedly haven't used but I know they do work.

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    The LE Wilson Hand Dies are simply really nicely made Lee Loaders. Tools of this type are called "Hand Dies" and are the oldest type of cartridge reloading tool.

    Do use a small Arbor Press or Drill Press to push the cases into the sizing die as they were not meant to be beat on.

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    I used the Wilson hand seater dies in various calibers and an arbor press to load long range/ palma ammo. They load very accurate ammo. A small arbor press or old bittle capper work very well for these dies.

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    Boolit Master
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    I use a Wilson straight line seater with the Sinclair adjustable micrometer top in .22 Hornet & .222 Rem. Have not found a need for arbor press..palm of hand works well for jacket & cast.

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    I have one set that I use with my 6.5-284 match rifle. They produce very straight ammo.

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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
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