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Best Sizer For big hard cast bullets

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Hey, I won the superbowl office pool!, gonna get me a good sizer.  I want one sturdy that can size a big hard bullet.  What are your favorites?  I am somewhat concerned that the nose punches needed for LBT- style bullets are not available, can you just use flat?  

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By far and away, the Star is the best machine going!  You'll not break it, bend it or distort it even with tens of thousands of really hard, big bullets through it.   Use flat punches from Robert Stillwell, and size the bullets nose first.   No better rig made!

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Using the Star sizing unit, size your bullets nose first, and you'll get much more concentricity than base first sizing, as the ogive of the bullet will guide the bullet in straight to the leade of the sizing die, and if using a closely fitting diameter flat punch, simply place the gas check on the heel of the bullet, and the flat punch will positively seat the check square and true with the axix of the bullet, and crimp it on as the puch pushes the bullet through the die.

By the way, don't believe that garbage about one flat punch diameter working from .35 through .475 caliber!  That is pure hogwash!  If you want the checks to seat surely and squarely, use a flat puch that is no more than .003" under the diameter of your sizing die!  In this manner the checks wont pull back from the heel of the bullet when being pushed through the sizing die nose first!  

Hope this helps!

God Bless,

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