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Does anyone here use Lyman M die?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by xdmikey, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. xdmikey

    xdmikey Active Member

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    It's been recommended to me so if I can't get my seating depth issues fixed I'll splurge.

    Thanks.
     


  2. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Wheel Gun Nut TGT Supporter

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    My 45 ACP dies are from Lyman and include the M die expander. I use it with Berry's bullets and like it well enough but I haven't loaded cast boolits with it yet.
     
  3. xdmikey

    xdmikey Active Member

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    Thanks. I think I'm going to try my Lee flare die a little longer.
     
  4. Deavis

    Deavis Active Member

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    What seating depth issues are you trying to solve with a neck expanding die?
     
  5. xdmikey

    xdmikey Active Member

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    Everything is good but I’m getting a little leading in 9mm.

    if I adjust the die down it really widens the mouth. I’d like to find one that widens the casemouth a little deeper.

    On GT I saw a PTE die from RCBS that looked pretty nice. I’ll tinker a bit more before I drop any cash.
     
  6. Deavis

    Deavis Active Member

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    The m die has a pretty deep neck expander, it is usually longer than most bullet bearing lengths when seated to normal OAL. When you say leading, what do you mean and how is that leading related to your neck expansion/flaring?
     
  7. xdmikey

    xdmikey Active Member

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    Well, I'm thinking I'm scraping the coating off upon loading. First, need to check that.

    Next, I need to determine how bad of an issue this is. I've had a death in the family and everything has slowed way down for a while.
     

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