RCBS .45 Colt dies

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Bucks Owin

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Excuse if this is old hat, but I was just wondering if the RCBS carbide sizer will size tight enough for .451-2" bullets. Found a recently manufactured used one to replace my .454" Lee carbide sizer that's been giving me fits.....TIA, Dennis (Who already knows of the ACP trick for Lee dies, thanks) :wink:
 

SBH4628

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My RCBS 45 colt carbide sizer does...The date on the die is 1980. I don't have Lee 45 auto dies whats the trick? :D
 

gerryb158

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I've been using the RCBS .45 Colt die set for about three years now and have zero problems. I've loaded .451 (Hornady XTP) .452 (Speer LSWC) and some .454 (Hornady "Cowboy") plus several others. I think you'll be fine with the RCBS die. Gerry
 

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SBH4628":rmx1xya6 said:
My RCBS 45 colt carbide sizer does...The date on the die is 1980. I don't have Lee 45 auto dies whats the trick? :D

Some Lee .45colt dies don't size the case enough to properly grip .451-.452 bullets. Substituting a .45acp lee sizing die will give the case proper neck tension.
 

45 Colt

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B.Roberts":18sxbkcx said:
SBH4628":18sxbkcx said:
My RCBS 45 colt carbide sizer does...The date on the die is 1980. I don't have Lee 45 auto dies whats the trick? :D

Some Lee .45colt dies don't size the case enough to properly grip .451-.452 bullets. Substituting a .45acp lee sizing die will give the case proper neck tension.
There ya go,lettin the cat out of the bag,without the secret handshake and decoder ring. :lol:
 

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45 Colt":2b5fg59z said:
B.Roberts":2b5fg59z said:
SBH4628":2b5fg59z said:
My RCBS 45 colt carbide sizer does...The date on the die is 1980. I don't have Lee 45 auto dies whats the trick? :D

Some Lee .45colt dies don't size the case enough to properly grip .451-.452 bullets. Substituting a .45acp lee sizing die will give the case proper neck tension.
There ya go,lettin the cat out of the bag,without the secret handshake and decoder ring. :lol:
Thats funny :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

btrumanj

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B.Roberts wrote
Some Lee .45colt dies don't size the case enough to properly grip .451-.452 bullets. Substituting a .45acp lee sizing die will give the case proper neck tension

I had that problem with .45 Colt Lee Dies. They sent me a .45ACP sizing die I've been using for yrs now.
 

45 Colt

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B.Roberts":2d9dea7a said:
45 Colt":2d9dea7a said:
There ya go,lettin the cat out of the bag,without the secret handshake and decoder ring. :lol:

:oops: I forgot about the secret handshake and decoder ring. :lol:
Ever watch the "Flintstones" ? That's the secret handshake.... :lol:
The secret decoder ring.....Don't think they're put in Crackerjacks anymore.
:oops:
 

Bones507

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The only problem i have had with the RCBS dies is with new Starline brass. I found i had to use the lube pad to roll about every 7-8 rounds or it got tough to use. Also have to hand prime the first batch also as the Starline brass is a little tighter, after the first loading they are all right though.
Other than that, the dies are great and no probs.
 

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