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    Ain't seeing it

    All I'm seeing is CastPic of the month, is there somewhere else I need to be looking for the Top Punch listing? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by calsite View Post
    All I'm seeing is CastPic of the month, is there somewhere else I need to be looking for the Top Punch listing? Thanks
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    Many thanks to the compilers of the cross reference list. I have mostly Lee moulds, and just recently started using a Lube-a-Matic. Just now ordered 7 punches to cover the majority of my Lee stuff, using this list.

    I noted on the Lyman list, the #649 top punch was not referenced to the 515142, which is the 515 grain boolit I use for my Sharps 50-90.

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    I'm no expert but...

    Quote Originally Posted by miltfarrow View Post
    I cast .25 bullets with an OLD Ideal mold #25720. And I size on a SAECO lub/sizer. I can't find a flat top punch. I'm using the same pointed top punch that fits my old Ideal 25719 mold. I'm slightly damaging my flat nose bullets. Any suggestions? Thanks. I'm a newbie here but not that newbie at casting. Terry Morgan aka Milt Farrow

    My recipe works OK so far,
    cheap & doesn't require a lathe:

    Pour lead into top punch cup
    When cool flatten "ingot" with file
    Glue ingot into cup with silicone sealer
    Glue washer onto ingot with JBWeld or epoxy.
    Might have to size the washer, I used file & drill press.
    Now you have flat punch without permanently changing the
    original punch.

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    For LEE 401-145-SWC use LYMAN Top Punch #495....a perfect fit.

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    does anyone know what top punch to use for Lyman 452389?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturnal Stumblebutt View Post
    does anyone know what top punch to use for Lyman 452389?

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    My Lyman 1971 Cast Bullet Handbook lists Top Punch #374 for the 452389

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    Two questions; 1. Where can I find a copy of the chart? 2. Do you list SAECO top punches? Thanks!! Bruce

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    Thanks for the info. I am just getting started with casting and need all the help I can get. Bruce

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    I just sent an email requesting additional information. Thanks for the help!! Bruce

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    http://www.castpics.net/subsite/TopPunches/default.html

    That get's you to the Cast Pic lists.

    Larry Gibson

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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