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Star luber sizer heating pad

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Janes, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    I am thinking about starting to mold bullets again. I think I will buy a new sizer, the star. Does anyone know if the Lyman heating pad will work on the star? They are almost 1/2 the price of the star.
     
  2. Puddin99

    Puddin99 Scappoose, OR Member

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    Lyman Lubricator Heater 115 Volt

    Product Information

    Shop more Lyman products The Lyman Lube Sizer Heater was designed for today's high temperature lubes. It heats the Lube Sizer to the right temperature allowing smooth, effortless bullet lubrication. This plate is bolted beneath the sizer and is drilled and tapped for Lyman 450 (not 4500), RCBS, SAECO and Star Lube Sizers. Mounting hardware included.

    Star sizers are so worth the extra $.
     
  3. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    IIRC it should bolt on just fine. If you're going to buy a new sizer, why not just buy one of the other ones out there? I know the star is the simplest of them out there, but it's also crazy expensive.
     
  4. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    I have a Lyman sizer now. I like the way the bullet drops out of the bottom on the Star this eliminates one stroke. Wish there would be another one that would do the same thing for less of cost.
     
  5. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    I ordered a Star luber sizer today. They are 20 weeks out. He said that it may not be that long. I guess I may have it by Christmas. In the mean time I guess I will have to use my old sizer.
     
  6. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    On a Star luber sizer is it like the Lyman where you have to us different top punches for different bullets. When I ordered my Star the salesman didn't say anything about top punches.
     
  7. Puddin99

    Puddin99 Scappoose, OR Member

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    It will come with a punch that will fit 9mm/380 and larger. If you want something smaller like 224 for cast 22's, then you'll need a smaller die. Being that they go in nose first, they are all pushed on the flat bottom with a flat punch.
     
  8. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    Thanks for the information I will be sizing 44's. I wish that they were not back logged so much.

    This is the best forum that I have ever been on. Usually someone will give you information within a day or sooner.
     
  9. Puddin99

    Puddin99 Scappoose, OR Member

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    Did you order a die with it? It does not come with any. I assumed you slogged your barrel for the proper size.
     
  10. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    Yes I ordered one. I ordered a 430 die. I slugged my gun and it came out to 429. I have been shooting some bullets that I ordered that are 430 and my Lyman sizer, sizes the bullets at 429. As far I can tell there is no difference. If I had a gun vise where the gun doesn't move then I may be able to tell. I am shooting from sand bags .