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Lyman 310 tong tool in 357.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Brian Williams, Apr 1, 2004.

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  1. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    Does anybody have any info for a Lyman 310 tong tools and dies. I would like to get a set in 357 for my "ultimate bug out" kit.
     
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    The Lyman 310 tool uses dies that are smaller than standard so do not plan on using any dies you may have from other presses. The Lyman Tru-Line Jr press also used the same smaller dies. Also, there are no carbide dies in the smaller size. While I have never had a 310 tool, I did have the Tru-Line Jr. (2 of them actually) hence the knowledge of the smaller size dies which I understand are still made. Also there are adapters so that these smaller dies can be used in a press with standard size dies but, alas, not the other way around. Quantrill
     
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    Try Cabelas. I bought mine for .45 Long Colt a few months ago.
     
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    They do work, but require their own special dies that do not full length resize and require case lubing as they are not carbide. I think a better idea ( and maybe cheaper) is a Lee hand press that uses regular dies. Only drawback is larger size. By the way, a Lyman 310 tool for 38 special was the first reloading tool I owned, but that's going back over 30 years.
     
  6. Brian Williams

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    I use a Lee hand press for a lot of my 357 stuff now, resizing and depriming, expanding, then I use my RCBS rock chucker for loading. a 310 tool would be nice for fun and small size.
     
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    I have used mine dry no lube

    Given that one is necksizing only even in handguns it is quite possible to load in front of the TV without lubing - not saying it is necessarily a good idea but when I did it pushing 40 years ago Lyman touted this as a feature. Maybe goes with light - read dipper - loads.
     
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