Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kBob, Aug 25, 2017.
If so how were these bullets lubed and sized for use?
Thanks for any help.
As late as the 1960's, Lee advised 50/50 paraffin wax and motor oil, and advised using it as case lube for resizing in addition to bullet lube in the shallow tray. It sucked as case lube.
I think the Lyman tong was more popular than any other. Mine is a Lyman 310.
I once saw and handled a (oddly enough given the above response) .38-55 Winchester Reloading Tool that had a mold for a flat based bullet forward of the axis screw for the rest of the tool.
I was wondering if a set was made with something like the 160 grain flat based round nose bullet that lyman offered molds for in the past and if so was there a hole in the handles to size the cast and lubed bullet through.
Back in the mid 1970s I used a Lee lube and sizer set extensively that consisted of a little steel pan, a stick of lube and a cookie cutter type sizer.
Messy but made very cheap useable bullets for pistol shooting by a starving College student on the GI bill.
I do wonder about the Winchester tools with bullet molds though.......
This was the exact Lee sizing kit I bought in the 70s to lube my .358 cast boolits. And get this- I'm still using it even as we speak! Although I now use rcbs 80008 lube, it's a little harder than the gooey lee stuff that came with the kit.
This is a brother! Been there done that successfully. If it works, don't laugh at it.
I thought I remembered such a sizing hole......but the tool I looked at was about two decades back. Now to find out if they made a .30-30 tool with mold and what grain bullet it produced.
Great reponses from other folks too.....made me go out to the shop to look for those old Lee pans of goo. Got to say modern tumble lube on Lee designs is neater and less prone to kitchen fires!
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