while checking out DARDAS cast bullet supply, ( dardascastbullets ) i noticed an interesting comment and warning not to simply * flare * your case necks for loading cast bullets .... but to use the lyman M die type expand/flare tool . he thinks the bullet base will be distorted and shaved by the radius of the simple flare .
i can see his reasoning ... but since some of us are thinking about using the lee flare kit for adding a sizer insert .... i wonder if anybody out there has seriously tested both methods to a probable conclusion ??
i have been thinking that the lee flare body serving a dual purpose would be cool, ... but if it actually causes shaving problems, then either we just go back to a lathe turned threaded sizer body or alternately we could make M type inserts for the lee body ; cost is about the same , if only one sizer is to be made . ( the idea of the lee body is that further sizer inserts will be simpler thus cheaper ) .
so to be perfectly clear ( g ) ... does the lee flaring tool really shave your bullets ? when i flare i use the M type tools, so i don't have input .
i know the above is a bit of wandering in the weeds, so thanks for your patience and any thoughts .