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    What are these? Bullet Sizer and Punch ?

    I'm known to buy odd gun stuff, but I took pause on these because I just wasn't sure. Curiosity got the better of me and guess what came home.

    These look to be Bullet Sizers and Punches in 308, .311, .358, .429, and .451.

    There are no Manufacture marking on them so have no clue. Anyone seen these before?


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    I've got a set that are similar in my basement for .577. Handy for sizing the lead provided your lead isn't too far off from what the sizer is at. In the case of my .577 it was really the only option without having custom dies made up as .577 is too large diameter wise for a standard reloading press (not enough meat on the body).

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    I guess they are Bill but I use the RCBS sizer lubricator. It's the same as the Lyman sizer lubricator...otherwise you have to lube and gas check in a separate step or two. It uses a different type of size die and top punch to protect and shape your bullet nose. I've never used those.

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    There being no manufacture marking is kind of odd, but cast bullets can need sizing. They can be used to seat and crimp gas checks too.
    This is kind of long, but explains it fairly well.
    Sizing Cast Bullets | Cast Bullet Association
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    They look like Lee sizers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiriaq View Post
    They look like Lee sizers.
    That's what I finally found on-line.



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    Lee case resizing dies but there are parts missing. There should be a decapping pin and a base to set the cartridge case on and tap out primer. There should also be a neck flairing tool with the other end the crimper Grease that sucker up good and pound the case in and then back out. the set also comes with a priming tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDH View Post
    Lee case resizing dies but there are parts missing. There should be a decapping pin and a base to set the cartridge case on and tap out primer. There should also be a neck flairing tool with the other end the crimper Grease that sucker up good and pound the case in and then back out. the set also comes with a priming tool.
    No!!!! They are an older style of Lee lead bullet sizing dies. Push through, nose first. Lee advertised them as not needing a weird array of nose punches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old tanker View Post
    They are an older style of Lee lead bullet sizing dies. Push through, nose first.
    Agreed...there was no doubt.
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by old tanker View Post
    No!!!! They are an older style of Lee lead bullet sizing dies. Push through, nose first. Lee advertised them as not needing a weird array of nose punches.
    You are correct! A very nice person sent me a copy of the instruction sheet. Its a pretty bad copy, but better than not having one at all.



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