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Post by Gary Wells on Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:05 pm

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Will using the "M" style expander die have any detrimental effects when loading cast lead bullets?

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Post by Gary Wells on Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:09 am

Many thanks, Chris, I looked on his personal postings, but didn't see it. Many thanks again, everybody, for all of the responses and great info.

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Post by joy2shoot on Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:01 am

Aprilian wrote:I measured both and the Redding diameter is slightly smaller than the Lyman, perhaps that is why the Lyman worked better for you?

The reason I prefer the Lyman is because the Redding had excessive brass shavings as seen in time mark 9:55 - 11:09 in the video listed above. 

If you are willing to polish the expansion part of the Redding, you can reduce the amount of brass that is shaved off, but you run the risk of the expander no longer being evenly concentric around its axis.

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Post by Gary Wells on Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:10 pm

Still looking for Jerry Keefer's reloading notes. I've looked under both his personal thread & the FaceBook Bullseye Group postings"

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Post by james r chapman on Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:39 pm

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Post by Gary Wells on Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:07 pm

Many thanks, James. Sincerely appreciated.

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Post by Aprilian on Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:10 pm

top post here, but you have to be part of the Facebook group.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/216804568382563/search/?query=keefer
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Post by Gary Wells on Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:50 am

I am, a member, Ian, Rob added me a while back. But because I don't use facebook very often I am not used to it. Many thanks for the info, Ian.

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