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Re: Lyman 450B die set?

Postby Hoot » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:25 pm

MetalDust7 wrote:The Lyman die set requires no case lube? Is it worth the extra money or just go with lee 4 die set.


Regardless of who's dies you use, lube your 450b cases before sizing.

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Re: Lyman 450B die set?

Postby Thom28 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:47 pm

In early December I purchased a set of Lyman dies for the 450 despite the reviews I read on Midway USA. On those reviews, most of the complaints were about the sizing die causing stuck cases.
Well I got my set and because of the reviews I made sure cases were lubed well. I also ran them through the Hornady sizing die first. On the first case I tried to size, I ended up with a stuck case. When I tried to lower the cam on the press, the case pulled out of the shell holder and remained stuck in the die..
I boxed them up and sent them back to Brownells for a refund of my money. I would not recommend these dies to anyone. Just read the reviews on Midway.
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Re: Lyman 450B die set?

Postby ScottyPotty » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:45 pm

My Lyman die set has been fine, I haven't had any issues with stuck cases using a little RCBS lube.
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Re: Lyman 450B die set?

Postby Blackedout12v » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:59 am

ScottyPotty wrote:My Lyman die set has been fine, I haven't had any issues with stuck cases using a little RCBS lube.

I prefer and generally use Hornady one shot, mainly for ease of use and cleanup , but it seems to me that the rcbs lube works the best in regards to sizing and not sticking cases.
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Re: Lyman 450B die set?

Postby Hoot » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:34 am

IMHO The only game in town for reducing stress on my brass and me during resizing:

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The veritable "Snot on a Doorknob".

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Re: Lyman 450B die set?

Postby Al in Mi » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:49 am

have to agree Imperial is about the best, doesn't take much, that small can will last for years.

One shot I have stuck 223 cases before in the Dillon, not a fun time.
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Re: Lyman 450B die set?

Postby Thom28 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:25 pm

Hoot wrote:IMHO The only game in town for reducing stress on my brass and me during resizing:

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The veritable "Snot on a Doorknob".

Hoot


Hoot- This is the only lube I have used for the last 3-4 years. Great product. This was what I used on the Lyman die set but case still got stuck, not the fault of the lube but the die.
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Re: Lyman 450B die set?

Postby ScottyPotty » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:11 pm

I'm not a fan of one shot. Its the reason I started making my own case lube.

I've heard great thing about the Imperial wax, I just have never tried it.
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