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Pistolero

Well-Known Member
JW, you can purchase a proper die on eBay if you get an RCBS TC die made in the 80s, and the
two digit date is stamped on the end. Or Lee still makes them, too. Just don't get the 'factory crimp
die" it is either a specialized inward crimp sort of collet disk die, or a TC with a carbide sizing ring
in the base which can be a real mess sometimes with straight case cartridges and large diam cast,
sizing down your carefully made and sized bullets after the are seated.

Here you go:
eBay 382648729291 a 1979 made RCBS die which should be perfect.

Bill
 
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Ian

Well-Known Member
Or just spend ten bucks on the Lee taper-crimp die and be done worrying about it. Sometimes the correct tool actually does exist.
 

Brad

Administrator
Staff member
Jim, spend the money on the lathe. You know how people like those that frequent his forum love saving 20 bucks by spending 1000s.
 

Pistolero

Well-Known Member
Yep, spend $4K so you can make a $10-20 die.....that you can buy. :rofl:

Just because I did it, don't assume it is for everyone. And I have made a couple of other
things.

Bill
 

Pistolero

Well-Known Member
Used to make expensive toys for Uncle Sam, in a business where money really was
no object. Perhaps I got infected there and didn't even know it at the time.
 

Pistolero

Well-Known Member
And a collet set, and a knurling tool, and.............

The list is apparently endless, near as I can tell.

Bill
 

Brad

Administrator
Staff member
But those are all things that just lead to more savings.

Ian obviously doesn’t work in sales.
 

CZ93X62

Redlands, Kalifornistan
The economic version of "We had to destroy it in order to save it." Yeah, I was a .gov wonk for a time too.