Lee Electric Melting Pots

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by 76Highboy, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. budman46

    budman46 New Member

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    highboy,
    my lyman 10# pot, steel moulds and rcbs sizer/lubricator were idled in favor of the a 20# pot, aluminum moulds, liquid alox and lee's bullet sizer dies (when needed).

    a couple of tricks i learned: add weight to the pot's metering rod to reduce dripping...i use a small pair of vise grips; wire the metering rod to the lifter so adjustment screw doesn't jump the detent; use 2 cycle motor oil (sparingly) on the underside of mould sprueplates to prevent lead build-up and subsequent galling of the mould's top.

    i like lee's tumble lube designs...no sizing and every one i've used is accurate.
  2. oldfartrr

    oldfartrr Member

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    the 2cycle oil works great,,, just make sure it is synthetic, as petroleum base will smoke and gum up if the dies get too warm
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