Bullet WON'T Lube

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BigMan54 posted this 20 September 2018

I have a really weird Lubing problem with my LYMAN 450 and the LEE 358-158-RF.

 I've lubed & sized countless thousands of the H & G # 50 WC, the RCBS # 38-150 SWC & # 38-158-RN. And the LYMAN #358311, #358495, #358665, #358477, #358429 & #358156GC. Only problem I've ever encountered is a bit of lube getting under the #358156's Gas Checks.

The LEE 358-158-RF is a totally different proposition. The Lube will go every where except into the Lube Groove. I lube/sized 200 #358477 & #358429 last night. Barely any adjustment, with the LEE bullet I kept having to adjust; deeper & deeper. 

Then the Lube filled in under the bullet in a BIG way. It "squirted" lube out every where but the groove. I adjusted the die up & down, and I'm using the correct nose punch. The bullet nose lines up perfectly with the Top Punch. There is a tiny bit of bevel base, no more then a Gas Check "shows". 

I'm using the same LYMAN #358 sizer die that I've used for 40+yrs. 

I can't figure it out. I'm using WLL X-Lox lube. I warmed up the lube with the LYMAN base  heater for about 10 minutes and then unplug it. The Lube flowed perfectly for the 450 SWC's. Then everything went to crap.

BLASTED STUPID BULLET.

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Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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OU812 posted this 20 September 2018

Try not using the heater.

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 20 September 2018

I say it is the operator. Use LA.

David Reiss - NRA Life Member & PSC Range Member Retired Police Firearms Instructor/Armorer
-Services: Wars Fought, Uprisings Quelled, Bars Emptied, Revolutions Started, Tigers Tamed, Assassinations Plotted, Women Seduced, Governments Run, Gun Appraisals, Lost Treasure Found.
- Also deal in: Land, Banjos, Nails, Firearms, Manure, Fly Swatters, Used Cars, Whisky, Racing Forms, Rare Antiquities, Lead, Used Keyboard Keys, Good Dogs, Pith Helmets & Zulu Headdresses. .

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BigMan54 posted this 20 September 2018

I have tried not using the heater. Makes only a bit of difference . 

45/45/10 may be my only solution. But this old Jew doesn't want to dig into the TOASTER OVEN Fund, to buy another LEE sizer die until after I get my Oven. I've probably wasted enough gas money looking for a used one as it would cost to just buy a new one.

And David,

YOU ARE WELCOME ANY TIME TO COME OUT TO THE SUNNY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST AND SHOW ME HOW TO DO IT RIGHT.

We'll sit out on the covered patio and watch the Sun rise up thru the Inland Empire SMOG. Sipping Decaffeinated Coffee & eating our Oatmeal with SWEET & LOW. 

No FLOODS or FIRES this close to the BEACH. And we can go Shooting at one of 2 RIFLE ranges in all of LOS ANGELES COUNTY.  Just a short 2.5 hour drive of 50 miles to get there and no more then 3 hours to get home.

And I've got just a great inflatable bed, queen size for you to sleep on while your here. And you won't even have to sleep alone. My Daughter's CAT will keep you company.

And if you're really lucky you'll get to experience that WONDERFUL SoCal PHENOMENON; an EARTHQUAKE,  probably no more then a 3.8 or if you're really lucky a 4.3.

So come on out. We've got at least another month of summer, before we all have to put on real shoes w/socks and long pants.

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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OU812 posted this 20 September 2018

Will be willing to drive to Georgia and give it a try. Not much entertainment here, but we can get drunk maybe.

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Rich/WIS posted this 20 September 2018

Had a similar problem once, can't remember what bullet, very frustrating.  Problem may be the location of the holes in the sizing die, the bevel and lube groove each line up with a hole and the grease gets under the bevel and hydraulic pressure forces the bullet up, Take the die out of the sizer and compare hole spacing to lube groove spacing, may not provide the answer but will give a visual on the problem.  Have the same mold but haven't cast with it yet.

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shastaboat posted this 20 September 2018

I contacted LEE about that particular bullet and suggested they make it a gas check design instead of that little bevel base.  It feeds very well in a .357 Mag lever action but without the gas check you can't load it to over .38 spl velocity.  Notice the other larger diameter bullets in that design are all gas check?   They didn't get it!

Because I said so!

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shastaboat posted this 20 September 2018

OH, yeah....you should escape the arm pit of Southern Californica.  There are 49 other States out there.  Some Blue but most are red.

Because I said so!

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BigMan54 posted this 20 September 2018

Guys,

I really appreciate all you suggestions.

OU812,

Sounds great !

But I don't think I'll be able to find an Ambulance service willing to transport me that far for a price I can afford. I don't drink, not since 1989. Only piece of Doctor's advice I've ever managed to follow. But I sure would like to watch you. It's been a really long time since I watched a Drunk staggering around, falling down and trying to get back up. It would be almost as funny to watch as it was when I was drinking.

 

Shasta & Rich/WIS,

I'm going to try turning the die around 90degrees. Hope that works. Otherwise it's size only in the Lube/Sizer and then 45/45/10. Or I'll simply wait until I get my Toaster Oven& powdercoat them all.

Shasta,

I would dearly LOVE to move to ARIZONA. But half my Wife's Family still live within a 100miles of us. And they are CLOSE, VERY CLOSE.  And She still hangs out with 5 of her High School Friends, from 45yrs ago. It's a frightening sight & sounds when all 6 are together at once. Dogs HOWL, SMALL CHILDREN & GROWN MEN FLEE IN TERROR.

I'm stuck.

 

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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Ken T posted this 20 September 2018

I  recently had a similar problem setting up an RCBS H&I die in a Lyman 450.I normally use Lyman dies with a double row of holes.I solved the problem by running the bullet deeper into the die.The bullet in question was a Lyman 446110.

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 20 September 2018

As we say here, "All hat and no cattle". Oh Rog I pray for you!

David Reiss - NRA Life Member & PSC Range Member Retired Police Firearms Instructor/Armorer
-Services: Wars Fought, Uprisings Quelled, Bars Emptied, Revolutions Started, Tigers Tamed, Assassinations Plotted, Women Seduced, Governments Run, Gun Appraisals, Lost Treasure Found.
- Also deal in: Land, Banjos, Nails, Firearms, Manure, Fly Swatters, Used Cars, Whisky, Racing Forms, Rare Antiquities, Lead, Used Keyboard Keys, Good Dogs, Pith Helmets & Zulu Headdresses. .

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BigMan54 posted this 20 September 2018

Guys,

Again thanks for ALL suggestions.

Ken T.,

I've set that die so deep the lube is flowing over the TOP of the bullet.

David,

The warmth of your feelings are deeply evident in the kindness of your words.

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 21 September 2018

Rog,

You know what they say, I would not tease you if I didn't like you. You are so much entertainment though, keep it up. Love ya Rog. 

David Reiss - NRA Life Member & PSC Range Member Retired Police Firearms Instructor/Armorer
-Services: Wars Fought, Uprisings Quelled, Bars Emptied, Revolutions Started, Tigers Tamed, Assassinations Plotted, Women Seduced, Governments Run, Gun Appraisals, Lost Treasure Found.
- Also deal in: Land, Banjos, Nails, Firearms, Manure, Fly Swatters, Used Cars, Whisky, Racing Forms, Rare Antiquities, Lead, Used Keyboard Keys, Good Dogs, Pith Helmets & Zulu Headdresses. .

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 21 September 2018

ok, ok, i think we need to buy bigman a toaster oven;  ... i'll put in a couple bucks  ... where do we find an honest man with a paypal account to collect and count up  the nickles and dimes ?? ...

... just a minute, there is some guy with a lantern at my door ...

ken

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OU812 posted this 21 September 2018

Operator error? Heater causes lube to be too thin...especially in southern California. Causing sizing pin to slip too easily inside die...especially if sizing too slow and not stopping against stop.

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OU812 posted this 21 September 2018

Reduce pressure by cranking down less.

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BigMan54 posted this 21 September 2018

OU812,

I'm using my last stick of WLL XLOX. This Lube-Sizer has never worked unless the pressure is cranked down tight. Doesn't matter if the die is LYMAN old or new, or RCBS, even if the Lube is 50/50 softened up with a bit of Bear fat. I've used all three with never a problem. 

In fact I've an extra LYMAN .401 size die & #43 T. P. . 

David will just love this story. 

When my former best friend helped himself to whatever he picked & chose from my casting gear, some of the things he took was an RCBS 40-180-FN mold & it's TP.  I had about 1000+ rds of loaded 40S&W ammo at the time, so buying a replacement mold & T.P. wasn't very high on my list of Replacement equipment. A few  years later it came time for a new mold & T.P. . I had to go cheap so I bought a LEE 2cav 401-175-TC with a LYMAN #43 T.P. to go along with it. Stuck the die & T.P. in the mold box, fit just right. Then I had to stop shooting/loading/casting for 10yrs.

Fast forward to early 2016. I was able to start up again. One of the 1st things I bought was a LEE 2cav 401-175-TC & a LYMAN .401 Lube-Sizer die & a #43 T.P. .

Got casting some LYMAN .45 RN & 9mm TC . Added the new LEE 40cal mold to the mix. GEEZ that is a nice smooth casting mold. Then dug out the 3  .44cal LEE 2cav molds my DAD stuck me with years back. But there were 4 mold boxes not 3. The 4th box was a brand new LEE 401-175-TC, with accompanying LYMAN Lube-Sizer die & TP.   

I store all my molds in their boxes on the bottom shelf of one of my gunsafes. The LEE'S were in the back.

So a pair of LEE 2cav molds & 2 sets of Lube dies & TP's.

So anybody need a new in package LYMAN .401 die & #43 TP .?

 

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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Brodie posted this 22 September 2018

You have not been holding your mouth right.  Turn that frown upside-down.  Jerry Brown the magnificent has decreed that ALL CITIZENS OF THE PRC must be happy--or at least appear to be-- or they will be sumilary fined and all firearms confiscated because they will be declared security risks.

B.E.Brickey

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shastaboat posted this 22 September 2018

Try my lube.  50/50 
Beeswax and high speed lithium based wheel bearing grease.  Reminds me some of the old 50/50 beeswax and cosmoline but this stuff really doesn't lead.  Flows well without a heater.  

Because I said so!

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Ross Smith posted this 22 September 2018

Probably should keep my mouth shut, but.... I've done this: Are you sure you have the correct lube -size die installed? I'd like to know what the solution is.

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Gregor posted this 22 September 2018

Was gifted an older toaster oven to do my powder coating in.  Try the GOODWILL Stores, bought a new hot plate for $5.00 to make my lube outside.  

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 22 September 2018

 I think we should give ole Rog just a little space. We are confusing the poor guy with all this info, worrying him about his toaster money and getting him all riled up about maybe having to move from the land of the gun grabbers. 

David Reiss - NRA Life Member & PSC Range Member Retired Police Firearms Instructor/Armorer
-Services: Wars Fought, Uprisings Quelled, Bars Emptied, Revolutions Started, Tigers Tamed, Assassinations Plotted, Women Seduced, Governments Run, Gun Appraisals, Lost Treasure Found.
- Also deal in: Land, Banjos, Nails, Firearms, Manure, Fly Swatters, Used Cars, Whisky, Racing Forms, Rare Antiquities, Lead, Used Keyboard Keys, Good Dogs, Pith Helmets & Zulu Headdresses. .

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BigMan54 posted this 22 September 2018

Gee, Guys, 

Thanks for all those wonderful idea's. 

Old Coot, I'm going to try to change the position of my mouth by sticking my tongue out.

 

ShastaBoat,  I can't melt the lube out of Lube-Sizer by putting it in the oven because I'm married. And doing it by propane torch is not something I want to try at my current  diminished physical condition. So changing the Lube out completely is not practical. 

 

Gregor, I've been to 3 Salvation Army stores & the Hospital Ladies Thrift store a couple of dozen times over the past year. Ya wanna buy CORNING WARE dishes &  old Percolators, ashtrays up the wazoo, and old Teflon pans, they got ya covered. Toaster Ovens with or without convection, NOPE. Got a hotplate for outside. And the Wife just gave me a SMALL crock pot, just big enough to fit the new Pyrex measuring cup she bought me  into it for a water bath, I can finally use the 3+lbs of pure ALOX & 3 lbs of Pure Beeswax I've had sitting in the garage fridge for a couple of decades. 

 

Ross S. I'm pretty sure a bullet dropped from a .358dia mold goes into a .358 Lube-Sizer die.

 

And David, old FRIEND, it is truly a frightening prospect for this old Jew to contemplate buying retail for a New Toaster Oven. 

I think I'll just wait to touch anything casting/reloading until my Wife's Sister comes from WA for her annual visit next week. And then BOTH of them and My Daughter will head south to meet the other Family females heading north to meet in BALBOA. 

FIVE FULL DAYS OF PEACE AND QUIET. Of course the cleaning frenzy starts tomorrow and goes non stop until the 2100 flight arrives Tuesday.   And I'll have to make Clam Chowder from scratch so she'll have something to eat when she gets here. 

Sometimes It's a steep price to pay for Marrying the PERFECT WIFE. 

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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Brodie posted this 22 September 2018

Yeah, the better ones always cost more (a lifetime of monogamy and service, deafness, cold feet in your back, etc.) than the others.  But, we always have to pay.

B.E.Brickey

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Ross Smith posted this 23 September 2018

Naw , really big guy, I've put bullets down the wrong size die.

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BigMan54 posted this 23 September 2018

Ross S.

I think that may be the ONLY reloading mistake Iv'e NEVER made.

 

YET

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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BigMan54 posted this 28 October 2018

David,

I am about to make your WHOLE WEEKEND .

Lubing the LEE 358-158-RF,  I was going to try Again !  

I went out to the Patio to the LUBI-SIZER, it was as I had left it. Set up to Size & Lube the LEE 358-158-RF. I was ready to start trying every one of the Top Punch's I had. The TP conversion chart from L.A. Silhouette Club gives the #495 or #43 as the correct fitting choices for the nose of the LEE 358-158-RF bullet.  I tried the #495 1st and it left a mark/ring on the bullets nose . I next tried the #43, it left no mark on the bullets nose, but wouldn't put lube into the bullet's Lube Groove. 

I tried everything, listened and tried a number of great solutions from the Peanut Gallery.

This time as I sat down at the LUBI-SIZER, I put on my glasses to read the # of the TP in the LUBI-SIZER. It was a #43, I hadn't plugged in the heater and the air temperature was 72degrees. I put a bullet in the die and pulled down the handle.

I was still wearing my Reading Glasses, and noticed the TP WAS TOO BLASTED BIG TO FIT INSIDE THE. 358 sizing Die. 

IT WASN'T SMALL ENOUGH TO PUSH THE BLASTED DAMNED BULLETS FAR ENOUGH INTO THE DIE FOR THE LUBE TO BE PUSHED INTO THE BULLETS LUBE GROOVE.

TALK ABOUT FEELING STUPID !!!!!!!

If I had bothered to put my READERS on I would have discovered right at the beginning. 

I tried the #429, no good. Tried the #311, worked PERFECTLY.

SUCCESS AT LAST.

I know all you guys will be relieved that I have finally solved my own stupidity.

David in particular will be doing a happy dance in my Honor.

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 29 October 2018

Whew, I'm tired and now need a new pair of shoes, wore these plain out. The dance floor actually has smoke coming up from it. 

With the "Texas Two Step Boogie", congratulations!

 

 

David Reiss - NRA Life Member & PSC Range Member Retired Police Firearms Instructor/Armorer
-Services: Wars Fought, Uprisings Quelled, Bars Emptied, Revolutions Started, Tigers Tamed, Assassinations Plotted, Women Seduced, Governments Run, Gun Appraisals, Lost Treasure Found.
- Also deal in: Land, Banjos, Nails, Firearms, Manure, Fly Swatters, Used Cars, Whisky, Racing Forms, Rare Antiquities, Lead, Used Keyboard Keys, Good Dogs, Pith Helmets & Zulu Headdresses. .

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BigMan54 posted this 30 October 2018

David,

I know how happy you are for me, I can feel the WAVES OF JOY BLOWING IN FROM THE EAST.

No wait, that's the BLASTED Santa Ana winds.

David, you my friend would put a BORSCHT BELT COMEDIAN TO SHAME.

Rest your feet, and get ready.....

I'm casting for the 1st time since summer started, 4 months ago.

What can go wrong next ?????

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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Rich/WIS posted this 30 October 2018

Makes me happy to see you solved it, and also happy to see I am not the only one who has ever done the same thing!

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BigMan54 posted this 30 October 2018

Thanks, Rich

I haven't started casting yet, probably get ramped up for that next week. I'm still lubing. 38's. Want to get that out of the way before I go on to something else.

The good thing is that other then changing the top punch in my LUBI-SIZER to go from lubing LEE 358-158-RF to lubing the #358429 & #358477. I did not have to make a die height adjustment.  Less change of me screwing something up.

And David, my FRIEND,  if ya need a new pair of shoes ?  I can offer these; I have a tan pair of loafers, size 12W, that were passed to me by the widow of a friend. They have a BIT of discoloration from being in a back corner of the closet for 20yrs. But I have brushed off all the mold. The soles & heels are in real good shape though. Maybe you could dye them dark brown. Shoot me a PM if your interested in a "new" pair of HAPPY DANCE shoes.   

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 30 October 2018

Rog,

I'll just pick out my own shoes, thank you. Here we don't dance in the shoes or boots of a dead man or speak his name in disrespect, sleep with his wife or talk about his indiscretions. However we will take in his dogs, cats and guns.

But since you Califorians practice new age hocus pocus and reincarnation I'll let you keep them. Maybe if they don't fit, you coud store CBs in em. 

David Reiss - NRA Life Member & PSC Range Member Retired Police Firearms Instructor/Armorer
-Services: Wars Fought, Uprisings Quelled, Bars Emptied, Revolutions Started, Tigers Tamed, Assassinations Plotted, Women Seduced, Governments Run, Gun Appraisals, Lost Treasure Found.
- Also deal in: Land, Banjos, Nails, Firearms, Manure, Fly Swatters, Used Cars, Whisky, Racing Forms, Rare Antiquities, Lead, Used Keyboard Keys, Good Dogs, Pith Helmets & Zulu Headdresses. .

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BigMan54 posted this 30 October 2018

David,

When MY GOOD FRIEND Bob Ford was dying of Cancer, He called me to his home and insisted that I accept his Cowboy clothes and Custom Made Cowboy Boots. He and I both were of generous size. He wanted his clothes to go to a FRIEND who would truly appreciate them. This included a pair of Boots made by a local man; J. R. Reyes. The boots fit like they were made for me. 

Every time I wore something of his, I felt as if I was paying HONOR to this FINE MAN.

Several months later at the next End of Trail, I ran into J. R. Reyes, I ordered a pair of boots from him. I had to take the "Bob Ford" boots I was wearing off for this. When JR had finished measuring my feet, He picked up one of my boots and said "I made these, but not for you". I explained how I got them, he was saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He said " I'm glad you ended up with them, wasting a pair of good boots by donating them to the Salvation Army is as bad as kicking a friend's dog". JR made 2 pair of boots for me before passing on himself. He too was a VERY FINE MAN, and an Honor to have known.

I don't dance, so I won't be dishonoring Bob's Boots.

I never liked them shoes anyway, too sissy for me.

I don't do "Hocus Pocus" whatever that is, and if I believed in reincarnation, I would be a "cockaroach".

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 30 October 2018

Rog,

God bless Mr. Ford. I know he was a fine man because he considered you his friend, as do I and had the good sense to own a pair of fine made boots. 

I look forward to your visit, no matter what you wear, as long as you wear something. I just can't handle the vision of you bare.

David Reiss - NRA Life Member & PSC Range Member Retired Police Firearms Instructor/Armorer
-Services: Wars Fought, Uprisings Quelled, Bars Emptied, Revolutions Started, Tigers Tamed, Assassinations Plotted, Women Seduced, Governments Run, Gun Appraisals, Lost Treasure Found.
- Also deal in: Land, Banjos, Nails, Firearms, Manure, Fly Swatters, Used Cars, Whisky, Racing Forms, Rare Antiquities, Lead, Used Keyboard Keys, Good Dogs, Pith Helmets & Zulu Headdresses. .

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TRKakaCatWhisperer posted this 31 October 2018

OK here's a SOLUTION.

The lube comes through the die through EACH of the 4 holes.

Some dies have the holes in a row or rows to deliver a wider area (higher and lower on the bullet).

Pick ONE level of hole (there may be two - one on each side at that level) that puts the lube into the groove(s).

PLUG the other holes with a small lead shot tapped into it.  (can be removed easily)

 

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shastaboat posted this 01 November 2018

I didn't read all the responses so I don't know if someone already mentioned this.  Are you sure the bullet as cast is measuring over .358?

Because I said so!

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BigMan54 posted this 02 November 2018

Yep,

.359+ as cast on all three bullets.

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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shastaboat posted this 02 November 2018

I have this bullet mold in 6 cavity also.  It's the darn bevel base that is the problem.  I contacted Lee and suggested they change the design of this bullet to gas check as it is the perfect bullet design for repeating rifles in .357/38.  They said I could order a custom mold from them.  Maybe if enough people contacted them they would catalog a GC design of this bullet.  I use it for .38 spl and just wipe the base off as I size them.

 

Because I said so!

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