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Lube Sizers #16395547 09/01/21
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Here's a question for y'all...between the Lyman 450 and the RCBS Lube-a-Matic, does either provide any meaningful advantage over the other? I've used a 450 for nearly 30 years with no valid complaint, but an RCBS unit has fallen in my lap and I intend to sell one or the other. I have heater units for both.

IIRC, I've used Lyman and RCBS dies in my 450, but I'm not sure whether the top punches are interchangeable. What's the deal there?


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Re: Lube Sizers [Re: RiverRider] #16396047 09/01/21
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They are pretty much interchangeable for dies, punches and heater.



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I have used both dies and top punches from both in my RCBS sizer with no problems.

Re: Lube Sizers [Re: RiverRider] #16397388 09/01/21
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Why sell it I have 6 leave them set up and ready to go for multiple cals. Mb


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Re: Lube Sizers [Re: RiverRider] #16397856 09/02/21
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I already knew dies were interchangeable, and I've verified that top punches are also. I gave the Lube-a-Matic the once over yesterday and decided I would keep it and peddle the 450. The RCBS unit just appears to be a little more sturdy and I like the integral pressure handle.

I swapped the heater units between the two also. The RCBS was mounted to a Midway heater which has a much larger footprint than my old Lyman heater. So, I will be peddling a 450 with a Midway heater. I have some molds to sell also. I'll be listing them sometime next week.


Originally Posted by gonehuntin
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Originally Posted by Magnum_Bob
Why sell it I have 6 leave them set up and ready to go for multiple cals. Mb


Ditto. It's an awfully handy system.


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If I shot cast bullets as much as some of you guys seem to do I might consider it. As it is I only shoot a couple thousand a year at most, and only seven different bullets in all (and that number is likely to decrease when I finally run out of .357" & .410" gaschecks). The numbers may change when I retire in the next coupla years, who knows...but I really am not that put off with the idea of changing out a sizing die occasionally and the top punch is a non-issue. I tend to stick to casting a single bullet for consecutive weekends during cooler weather and make a whole bunch of them at once so it's not like I need to change out the sizing die frequently anyway.

At any rate, thanks for the replies.


Originally Posted by gonehuntin
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I own both the Lyman & the RCBS. Both work fine , but I find the RCBS to be slightly better quality.

Re: Lube Sizers [Re: RiverRider] #16424984 09/11/21
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I've owned both and have had good service from both. The RCBS has heavier linkage. RCBS also has better customer service.


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