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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by area51, Jun 10, 2012.

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  1. area51

    area51 Member

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    Can anyone identify this die ? Is this a resize or taper crimp die ?
     

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  2. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    Are there any inside threads on the top? Can't tell from the picture. Sizing dies should have an adjuster (both sizing/decapping, and expander dies). If it's got threads on the top.. it's missing a necessary group of parts.

    I'm not familiar with those markings.
     
  3. cfullgraf

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    Sizer die. Say so on the top.
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Yes.

    It clearly says "Carbide Size" on it in the first photo.

    Nothing but a sizer die would have or need a carbide insert anyway.

    rc
     
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    So it's a sizer ONLY ... without a decapping rod?

    (EDIT: what useful purpose would that serve? Only thing I can think of is if you have a seperate die for decapping and wanted ONE sizing die for 45ACP/45LC, would that work?!)
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Yep.
    Used to be, they made the expander the deprimer too.

    The sizer didn't have anything screwed inside it.

    I think the advent of progressive presses made a powder-thru expander necessary.
    So they put the de-primer punch in the sizing die.

    rc
     
  7. Trent

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    Oh wow. I never even thought of not depriming on the sizing step. Makes sense to put it on the second step.

    My only other question would be, "wait, you mean to tell me they had Carbide back in the stone age?"

    :)

    OK now that I'm done pulling your chain I'm going back out in my garden to sweat for awhile. Damn hot today. Hitting the BBS during "cool down" sessions to avoid heat stroke. :)
     
  8. area51

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    I read 69 on the die.. made in 1969 I think...;)
     
  9. Trent

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    8 years before I joined the fray we call Planet Earth!

    In case no one has told you lately, thanks for being around here to educate the newer generations, RC.
     
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