PC sizing in Lube-Sizer

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BigMan54 posted this 01 January 2019

 Can you size PC'ed Bullets in a Lube-Sizer? 

Will the Top Punch damage the Powder Coating on the Bullets nose ? 

 

 

 

 

 

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res45 posted this 01 January 2019

Haven't had any issues with the top punch doing damage to the PC, but on occasion I have had a particular bullet that would shave some PC off the side, it was just a bit to fat so I just run that one through a Lee push through sizer.

 

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 02 January 2019

From everything I have read and the one time I tried it, I don't think there are any problems with doing it. The PC bullets that I have recovered after shooting show the PC intact. 

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Brodie posted this 02 January 2019

Ok, before Ken says it I will.  "It is nice that we cast bullet people have finally seen the light and started using "Politically Correct" bullets.  (I know it means POWDER COATED but I couldn't pass it up.).

 

B.E.Brickey

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BigMan54 posted this 02 January 2019

Brodie,

As I read this, I am freshly home with a belly full of Really Great TAMALES and Pineapple upside down cake.

And I am still able to appreciate your throughly warped sense of humor.

To the rest of my friends I thank you very much for your quick answers to my question. 

Wanna start PC'ing the .32ACP & .32S&W Long bullets, and I is blasted tired of buying Lee sizer's. Five last month alone.  But at least I already have the one for the new N.O.E. mold I ordered yesterday. 

Blasted Auto-correct. 

 

 

 

 

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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GP Idaho posted this 02 January 2019

Roger: If powder coat has a weakness, it is that it is easily scraped. Any and all edges that come in contact with a coated bullet must be rounded NO sharp edges. The only lube-sizer I've ever used is the Saeco and it's H-I dies work fine with PC I have no idea about the Lyman size dies. Gp

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BigMan54 posted this 02 January 2019

Gp,

I plan on PC tomorrow before the Humidity starts to go up for the weekend rain.

And I need to shoot the little guns, so I need some .32's

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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GBertolet posted this 02 January 2019

I have not had any problems sizing PC bullets. The coating acts as a lubricant through the sizer. Possibly the hardness of the alloy could be a factor. Hard cast bullets going through the sizer would stress the coating more. I use WW, and the bullets glide through the sizer.

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GP Idaho posted this 02 January 2019

Roger:  Also, remember that only the portion of the coated bullet that comes in contact with the bore matters. Not that distortion of the bullets nose is ever a good thing (Okay, maybe hollow pointing)  but distortion from the top punch is the same, coated or lubed. Gp

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