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johnfreeman

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Have sizer, don't have experience
« on: October 13, 2013, 09:36:38 AM »
I have a new-to-me sizer and some lead bullets I just cast in 9mm.

What I don't have is a local mentor to show me how to set up a 'sizer.

Is anyone aware of a good description of how to go from having a new tool with no experience to one that is sizing and lubing bullets?  I'm not (totally) dense but the instructions that come with it that are a bit sketchy.

I also need a punch and die for 9mm RN single lube ring

Thanks!
John

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Re: Have sizer, don't have experience
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 12:16:13 PM »
Greetings,

First, mount the greaser to a sturdy bench that is comfortable to work from.

Next, determine what kind of lube is in the machine. 50/50 NRA lube is soft and works without heat. Other lubes may require heat so that they will flow through the greaser mechanism. 

Do not force the operating handle. If it does not operate freely, something is not right.

Measure the groove diameter of your 9mm pistol and order a die 0.001' larger.

You might be able to locate genuine parts from Forum members.

Let us know when you are ready for the next lesson.

Cheers,

Dave

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Re: Have sizer, don't have experience
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 03:21:02 PM »
You are welcome to give me a call, I think you have my number.   I'll send it in a PM just in case you don't.

Bruce

PS, I think I have a die and punch.
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Re: Have sizer, don't have experience
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 04:01:02 PM »
Try looking on line, there are a lot of "U tube" info That shows You how to setup and use the Star lubrisizer.

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Re: Have sizer, don't have experience
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 07:01:59 PM »
Go to www magmaengineering dot com which is Magma's website and they have videos on using the Star lubsizer now produced by Magma.

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Re: Have sizer, don't have experience
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 08:43:57 PM »
Thanks for all the info! I have some reading/watching to do and a die to order before I go any further.

The good news is my newly cast bullets look pretty darned good  :D

John

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Re: Have sizer, don't have experience
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 03:46:56 PM »
 ;)

Thanks to all who supplied info. I got the sizer cleaned out, set up, and the correct holes blocked in the die. I did 100 rounds of my newly cast 9mm and they came out great... no lube leak and nice and uniform.  I really appreciate the help

I did process them nose up with a round nose punch (thanks Bruce). What a NICE machine this is.

I finished up reloading them on my Universal .   It's a pretty nice feeling to make the bullet, process the brass and make new ammunition , but I know you all know all of that .

Thanks again for helping me along

John

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Re: Have sizer, don't have experience
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2013, 01:47:43 PM »
Glad to hear you are already in "production mode", IMO you can't buy a better lubrisizer than a Star.  Just as an FYI:  Star has changed to lubing/sizing bullets nose down.  Their bullet punch comes flat now and no longer follows the contours of the bullet nose.  You can email Magma Engineering and ask them for a free manual if you need one.  The manual provides the correct setting from the bullet punch to the top of the sizing die for many cast bullets.   

 

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