Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Lyman 310 reloading tool

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by taylor, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,134
    Likes Received:
    150
    I just saw a video of a guy loading 44-40 cases with a Lyman 310 and I liked it very much. I think its a better design than the Lee loader. I'm thinking of getting a set for 8mm Mauser that I can take into the field, does anybody here use these?
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    5,772
    Likes Received:
    4,944
    WHOA. Loading a straight walled pistol case is a lot easier then a LONG full lenght sized rifle brass. Granted if you use it a bunch you will have HULK grip for sure.
     
  3. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

    Messages:
    4,132
    Likes Received:
    155
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    5,772
    Likes Received:
    4,944
    Physic's guy is right the Lee breech lock hand press has MUCH more leverage then the Lyman 310. The 310 is an awesome tool but its a tool that was designed back in the day of .45Long and 44-40 being what your rifle shot as well as the pistol. Not something like an 8mm mauser or 30-06 round.
     
  5. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    2,800
    Likes Received:
    1,854
    I had a lyman 310, it's great if you have to load up about 5 rounds, because you're a cowboy and you have some black powder and bullets and primers, and you shot 5 rounds at dinner. It is incredibly difficult to use, and even with lube the cases will often stick or come close to sticking, other times it will tear off part of the rim.

    It's a neat tool, but the time for it has passed. The Lee hand press and some neck sizing dies would do you a lot better in the field, yea, it's a bit bulkier, but it's a much more versatile system. If you're really hot on getting an ideal, there's one with a bunch of dies sitting in the used bin over at the loading shop I go to down here in california, if you want I'll pick it up for you and you can pay me back.
     
  6. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,134
    Likes Received:
    150
    That Lee Breech press looks like it would do the trick and be portable too. I guess I'll order one from Midway they come in a kit with a ram prime for about $40.