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Thread: Sizing to .600 for Snider

  1. #1
    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    Jun 2021

    Sizing to .600 for Snider

    Hello all,

    Recently picked up a used acurrate moulds 60-480B for my sniders. Today, they casted about .606 with a mostly wheel weight mixture.

    How do you all size your large boolits?

    I do own a RCBS lube a matic but the die set screw has an inner dia of about ~.590. S&S firearms makes custom sizers up to .600.

    Should I look for a custom push through die?

  2. #2
    Boolit Grand Master Outpost75's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    over the hill, out in the woods and far away
    A push-through works fine in the larger calibers when you don't need high production quantity.
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    HE wants to know what YOU know.
    Keep it to yourself.

  3. #3
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Northern WI
    X-ring services will sell you a .600 sizer that fits on your loading press. When I get mine I can tell you if it's any good.

  4. #4
    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    Jun 2021
    I ended up with the same one from Martyn after posting on British militaria forums. Priced nicely, it does exactly what I needed.

    Now I just need to load them up when I can get ahold of some primers…

  5. #5
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Red Deer Alberta
    Are WW's not a little hard for Snider use? I will be getting one from my Uncle's estate sometime this summer.

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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