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Show Me Your Dies!

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Velzey, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I've been reloading a little while and have a few sets.. Also have a few loose in drawers but they are not very photogenic!

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  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I've got a few brands of dies. Not a whole lot.
    One thing that's for sure, those round Lee cases don't stack as "nice" as the other brands!
     
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  3. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    The ones I use most...

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  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wow, since I'm just getting started, I've only got my first set - 9mm. .45acp will be next with more to follow after that. Still waiting to load my first shells, I finally have everything I need to get started (thanks in part to @Benchrest), just need the time now.
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    No kidding. Nice. I'm a Lee turret boy too and keep all my loaded turrets in a sterlite bin and have only one Lee thrower. I am not worthy at all!
    Hey and good luck, e, if you need any help or have any questions, please post them here so that we might help you in any way that we might.
     
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  6. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I appreciate that. I've been reading threads on loading in preparation. But no doubt I'll have some questions along the way. I'm looking forward to getting that turret press set up :)
     
  7. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sitting in my first toolbox, purchased from Monkey Wards back in '80.

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  8. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Listen here kid, they come in those newfangled square boxes too, don't you know!

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  9. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I need to take a picture of my bullet mold collection.. Nothing as satisfying as casting your own!
     
  10. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Somebody say molds :D

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  11. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That just means you shoot guns that were designed before my grandparents were born. (e.g. 1901 / 1904) :p
     
  12. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    I had no idea the 10mm was THAT old :D
     
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  13. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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  14. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Brought out the good stuff did we :D
     
  15. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    :) Well that's all I know! I was thankful to have all these molds handed down to me from my dad and grandfather. Only one or two aluminum ones in the lot!
    Long ago it was said what if they take our bollits away? So grandpa started buying molds.
     
  16. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    ;)
     
  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear heavens, iron molds.. nice pics!
     
  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    DIE DIE DIE MOTHER-PLUCKER, DIE DIE!!!! :mad:


    Sorry, that's all I got. o_O
     
  19. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Huh?

    It was the mix-matched rubber bands, wasn't it...
     
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  20. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Nothing makes better bollits than iron molds!!