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Lyman TC sizing die setup question?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by p5200, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. p5200

    p5200 Member

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    My seating/crimp and expandar dies are older RCBS but, the sizing die is a Lyman TC die. Since the Carbide ring is recessed, should I go ahead and screw the die all the way down til it contacts the shell holder or should it still, be backed off a slight bit since it does have the Carbide ring even though the ring isn't flush with the bottom of the die? Thanks Folks! :confused: This is for 44 mag/ 44 spl. die
     
  2. Blue68f100

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    If recessed, I always do a light touch. If flush I makes sure I have a gap.
     
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  3. p5200

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    Thanks! :)
     
  4. edwardware

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    I have always cammed over for straightwall FL sizing, and never a problem.
     
  5. 243winxb

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    Lyman instructions can be found online.

    Adjusting the T/C die: With the shellholder at its highest pint, turn
    your T/C die into the press until the dies’ bottom edge is just the
    thickness of a matchbook cover away form the shellholder. Tighten
    the die lock ring and the set screw. Your T/C die is ready to use.
    Do not turn your T/C die to contact the top of the shellholder!
    Carbide is extremely hard material which shatters easily if forced
    against a hard surface, such as the shellholder.
     
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    ^^^ The way my Lyman carbide dies are set up ....^^^^
     
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  7. Walkalong

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    It doesn't need to make contact to size enough of the case to work just fine. None of my revolver caliber sizers are screwed all the way down, close, but they don't touch.
     
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