Author Topic: Upside down boolit sizing and gas checks.  (Read 245 times)

Offline Drydock

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Upside down boolit sizing and gas checks.
« on: April 14, 2019, 12:21:02 pm »
I saw this over at CastBoolits and had to try it.  IT WORKS!

I know a number of us use Lee bullet sizers.  I do, love them, but putting on the gas checks is a fiddly buisness.  I had just cast a bunch of 7mm Mauser bullets for a local match, and was not looking forward to gas checking them.  But saw something about upside down sizers on the CastBoolit forum, dug out my Lee Hand Press, and mounted it upside down between two chunks of tomato stake in my bench vise.  Screwed in the sizing die, then simply dropped in the bullet, and casually set the check on it.  Run down the handle, repeat with the next.  The bullets drop into a dish beneath. 

This is SO much easier and faster than doing it conventionally, and the Lee hand Press is a natural for this sort of thing.

FWIW I dump the new cast boolits in a butter tub, spray with Ballistol, size them, then tumble lube them.
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Re: Upside down boolit sizing and gas checks.
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 06:58:35 pm »
Sounds fast and easy.
have you ever tried Johnstons Paste Wax instead of tumble lube?

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Re: Upside down boolit sizing and gas checks.
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 08:13:44 pm »
No, been using LLA for decades now.
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