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noobie sizer die question

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by TheGunClinger, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I bought a Lee bullet mold 45/70 .459 diameter 405gr.
    I have a Lyman resizer and luber but I need to know what size die and what size top punch goes with that bullet. I have a bunch of different sizes but I dont know which one. Havnt done much casting except for .45 acp. Any and all help is appreciated.
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    Going by the Midway part # that you posted and xreffing to the Lee catalog (90374) is the Lee catalog number), you've got the .457" 405gr flat-base mold.

    That one should use the 424 punch instead of the 374 according to the castboolits/castpics chart.
    I don't know of the exact profile for those though...would have to ask a friend of mine who's not online. He does some .45cal casting for trapdoors.

    Ahhh...res45 beat me to the punch...
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  6. TheGunClinger

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    Thanks Res! I think tomorrow I will cast a few bullets and try a 452 die with a 190 top punch and see what happens. I just tried it on a .459 cast bullet that I bought and it seemed to go ok. We shall see.
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    I dont have the 424 but I have to do an order from Midway anyhows. I will get one. More to this casting stuff than meets the eye!
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