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Lube Sizer

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jojo1234, Jun 15, 2009.

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  1. jojo1234

    jojo1234 TS Member

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    I would to know what might be the best bullet lube sizer. I will be doing 9mm,38 spec,45acp. Thanks for your help.
    John Gordon
     
  2. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    Run a search for star lubrisizer on ebay. I have 3 of them, each is setup for different dia. bullets. This is the best lubsizer known and with a bucket under one with a heated base and air fed lube pressurizer you can do well over 1,000 bullets each hour. Just a basic machine you can do more then 500 per hour.
     
  3. omgb

    omgb Well-Known Member

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    Here's the deal. If you are doing a huge volume and you want speed, then a Star is the way to go. There simply is none faster nor more accurate. Sizing nose first is a much better way to do things. Now, that being said, for the casual sizer, the guy who does bullets in lots of 150-200 and changes calibers a lot, the next best choice is RCBS. All Lyman dies will interchange and the dies are easy to find and relatively cheap... cf Star @ $40 ea and RCBS/Lyman @ $20 ea. The Lyman machine is ok but it's not as sturdy as the RCBS and tends to leak lube at the base. Now, so far we have not mentioned the Redding/SAECO. The reason being is that dies are no easy to come by, the damn machine is expensive and its handle does not give you much leverage. That being said, it's a fine machine and fun to use but it has not practical advantage over the RCBS.

    I own four sizers, 2 Stars, a Lachmiller (early RCBS) and an RCBS. I had a Cramer (early SAECO/Redding) and got rid of it. The dies and top punches were too danged expensive and gave me no advantage over the RCBS unit.

    Why do i own four? I hate changing lubes and the Star offers me an advantage in accuracy when sizing long 45 cal 600 grain bullets for BPCR
     
  4. TOOLMAKER 251

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    omgb, one of my 3 stars is setup for sizing .576 minnie's which are pure lead so there is no extra strain on the linkage. I make my own dies and bullet punches, also I have a RCBS and 2 older Ideals which I do my 535 Postels in. I have a mold that I made with a core pin to make lube cylinders for the press that sizes BPCR bullets. When I make a new die for the RCBS/Lyman I put in a few different 3 hole width patterens and plug what I don't need like the Stars.
     
  5. Old Cowboy

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    You'll get along just fine with either a Lyman or an RCBS sizer/luber, John.
    Dies and top punches are interchangable between these two. I have an RCBS Lube-a-matic and two Lyman 450's......three different lubes for different applications, it's easy to switch dies and top punches.......not so easy to switch lube. If you're just gonna' be sizing/lubing modern smokeless pistol loads you'll get by just fine with one sizer filled with just regular bullet lube.

    John C. Saubak
     
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