» Advanced

Go Back   Shooters Forum > Handloading > Handloading Equipment
Register FAQ Members List Donate Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-28-2007, 06:16 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Central Penna.
Posts: 935
lyman Tru Line Jr Press


Registered Users do not see the above ad.


I just aquired a couple of the Lyman tru-Line jr presses and some dies. I'm planning on setting them up and using them. they look pretty nifty. Anybody with any advice or hints about them?

Mike B.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-28-2007, 07:54 PM
recoil junky's Avatar
Elk Whisperer (Super Moderator)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Craig CO. Elk Hunting Capitol of the World!
Posts: 4,644
I've got a couple myself and use them at times. Mostly to load 44 specials and the odd 45-70 for my brother-in-law and 358 Win.s for the sister. That's what Dad started me reloading on back when the earth's crust was still warm We used them to reload everythong that we shot, from the .222 to the old trap door Springfield.

Not much different than any other press, but they just won't full length resize. You really have to make sure and lube the inside AND the outside of the neck on most cases. Seems like the dies weren't that polished on the inside.

What kind of dies did you get?

Sounds like you've got a couple of treasures Mike. Good luck with them.

RJ
__________________
Keep your powder dry and when you go afield take the kids and please..........wear your seat belts.
I am the ORIGINAL recoil junky , often imitated, but never equalled.
Proud Father of a SoldierMedic in The 82nd Airborne 325thAIR White Falcons
IUOE Local #9
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-28-2007, 08:02 PM
faucettb's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Peck, Idaho
Posts: 12,620
If you polish out the inside of the dies it really helps. Steel dies can rust up a little inside and be real buggers when it comes to resizing.
__________________
Bob from Idaho
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-28-2007, 08:16 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Central Penna.
Posts: 935
I ended up with a bunch of different calibers and I then bought some more and I bought a new turret that's drilled and tapped for standard dies. I fiquired I'd set up one for my son in law who needs to learn to reload and set up one with the old dies for a couple of the calibers I reload for.

Looking at the dies I bet it is good advice to polish them up good. Thanks
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-28-2007, 08:41 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 5,596
Here is a set of instructions for you.

I received a practically new – in the box Lyman Tru-Line press and several sets of dies as a thank you for converting a Piper Colt to a taildragger. If the project interests me I work pretty cheap.

I really enjoy using the Tru-Line and the 310 tools.
Attached Thumbnails
lyman Tru Line Jr Press-310-tu-line-instructions-417x480.jpg   lyman Tru Line Jr Press-310-tu-line-instructions-b-side-427x480.jpg   lyman Tru Line Jr Press-310-tu-line-instructions-pg-2-3-396x480.jpg  
__________________
slim
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-29-2007, 08:31 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Western, NY
Posts: 297
That brings back memories. I was still in high school when my girlfriend and "still" best friend got me a used Tru Line for a birthday present. It worked fine and I finally gave it to another friend because my Dad got me a new Pacific press. Ya I know, Pacific is long gone too. Good little press, I now wish I had been more selfish... just to have it around
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-02-2007, 05:22 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MANNING,SC.
Posts: 281
Tru-line Jr

i JUST SCORED A TRU-LINE JR AND LYMAN 45 LUBER AT YARD SALE.THAT MAKES 5.i TOO HAVE HEADS OPENED FOR 7/8 DIES BUT SO I CAN PUT CARBIDE SIZER in.do not use rifle die to size cases as you will break it.with lee powder measure in the 7/8 I can powder the pistol cases.my truline are dedicated the new one is set for 45 colt and others for 32 long and 380.
was my first press after the modern bond tools.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-13-2007, 11:15 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Buchanan
I ended up with a bunch of different calibers and I then bought some more and I bought a new turret that's drilled and tapped for standard dies. I fiquired I'd set up one for my son in law who needs to learn to reload and set up one with the old dies for a couple of the calibers I reload for.

Looking at the dies I bet it is good advice to polish them up good. Thanks
Where did you get the std die thread plate for the lyman jr press?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-14-2007, 04:13 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Central Penna.
Posts: 935
Quote:
Originally Posted by pkb-ohio
Where did you get the std die thread plate for the lyman jr press?
Go to Ebay and type in Lyman Tru Line and there's a guy selling them all the time for $45.00 + shipping
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-19-2007, 11:46 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MANNING,SC.
Posts: 281
truline heads

I machined mine many yrs back for one hole when I was in machine shop.right now I have 3 heads in local shop being done.45 colt stuck in sizing die,drove punch right thru case bottom that case WAS stuck.cut the head of and peeled the case.ordered lee die set.as I keep my presses set up for dedicated calibers.I have 5 trulines 3 lee turrets 2 lee 1000s
a bonanza and a herter.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Setting up a Lee Classic Turret press - wanting suggestions DaveinOakwoodGA Handloading Equipment 3 01-30-2006 08:21 PM
Lyman T-Mag Press tomf52 Handloading Equipment 1 10-23-2005 06:58 PM
RCBS primer tool in Lyman press Odd Caliber Handloading Equipment 1 03-03-2005 08:50 AM
THEIRS A LINE ON MY CASES AFTER I SIZE THEM MIKE C Handloading Procedures/Practices 3 10-31-2001 09:04 AM
454 PRESS & DIES QUESTION MIKE C Handguns 1 08-19-2001 10:04 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:10 AM.

< Contact Us - Shooters Forum - Archive >

 
 

All Content & Design Copyright © 1999-2002 Beartooth Bullets, All Rights Reserved
View Privacy Policy | Contact Webmaster | Legal Information
Website Design & Development By Exbabylon Internet Solutions
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2