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Die storage

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by buzzcut, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. buzzcut

    buzzcut Well-Known Member

    Now that I'm using Hornady L&L bushings on my dies, they no longer fit into the storage boxes they came with.

    Any ideas on a good way to store them to keep dust off at the bench? How about for transport?


  2. ftierson

    ftierson Member.

    Throw the LNL bushings away and store the dies back in their boxes...

    Oh, you meant serious suggestions...



  3. Steve H

    Steve H Well-Known Member

    Big ziplock bags?
  4. Grandpa Shooter

    Grandpa Shooter Well-Known Member

    I have a Dillon and a Lee, so I just leave them in the toolhead or turret. You could put a plastic wrap cover over them if need be.
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Check Wally-World, etc. for frozen food containers. They make some with screw-on lids and some with snap-on.

    Just need to find the right size.

  6. zxcvbob

    zxcvbob Well-Known Member

    Cigar box. (the old wooden kind)
  7. aka108

    aka108 Well-Known Member

    Go to the grocery and get something to eat that comes in a plactic tub that looks about the right size. Eat the stuff and you are all set. I have some yogert containers that hold 20 rounds of most anything.
  8. pinkymingeo

    pinkymingeo Well-Known Member

    Most of my dies are Lee 4-die sets, though I have some Hornadys. The Lee and Hornady dies fit fine with the LNL bushings attached, though the Lee boxes take a little pressure to close.
  9. BigJakeJ1s

    BigJakeJ1s Well-Known Member

    Hornady sells their die boxes separately, and they will handle 4 dies with LNL bushings on them. Also a post to slip the shell holder onto, and a compartment for seating plugs.

    They stack very well, with slight interlocking to keep a stack together.

  10. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

    I have ~ 70 die sets.
    I used to have them in the right boxes and on a shelf.
    Now I have them in the same file folder box as the brass.
  11. DaveInFloweryBranchGA

    DaveInFloweryBranchGA Well-Known Member

    Midway sells a plastic box that holds dies. I don't own one, but one of the purchases stated in the ratings section it would hold dies with LnL bushings on them.

    I just use Hornady boxes.

  12. Steve61

    Steve61 Active Member


    I had the same problem as you, so I started storing my dies with LNL bushings in the waterproof Plano tackle boxes. I can fit up to 15 dies with their bushings in a single 3740 box. And since I reload in my basement, which can get humid once in a while, it protects them from the possibility rust. They also stack fairly well, and are transparent so you can see what's inside.

    And since you mentioned transport, you can also get larger tackle boxes, or nylon totes, that hold several of the 3740 boxes along with other storage.


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