Full lenght resizing ?

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Full lenght resizing ?

Postby Frogfeatures » Wed May 13, 2015 2:23 pm

Hi guys.
So I reload using a Lyman 310 hand press
Works fine, but it only neck sizes the case.
Now my loads are not too hot, so I get 7-8 reloads before the shoulder needs bumping back.
At which point I throw the case away, and buy replacements.
Is there a way to resize by hand ?
I remember seeing some Lyman thing which you hit with a hammer, but that
Seems a bit 'hit and miss'
Any suggestions ?
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Re: Full lenght resizing ?

Postby Neckshot » Wed May 13, 2015 5:05 pm

Get a proper press mate. Then get a F l sizing die.
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Re: Full lenght resizing ?

Postby Rushy » Wed May 13, 2015 6:21 pm

I saw the title of this thread and got mildly excited about the possibility of ironing the wrinkles out and restoring length. But alas no!
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Re: Full lenght resizing ?

Postby dynastar27 » Wed May 13, 2015 6:48 pm

it shouldn't be the length your worried about Rushy :D
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Re: Full lenght resizing ?

Postby veitnamcam » Wed May 13, 2015 9:08 pm

get a press mate you wont regret it.... that is you wont regret buying a quality press. don't buy a aluminium press.
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Re: Full lenght resizing ?

Postby Rushy » Thu May 14, 2015 6:17 am

dynastar27 wrote:it shouldn't be the length your worried about Rushy :D

Yeh I know. Twelve inches should be enough but the girls keep on about wanting more.
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Re: Full lenght resizing ?

Postby ebf » Thu May 14, 2015 8:56 pm

Hey frog

I've only got experience with the Lee "whack with a hammer" die, so not sure about Lyman, but the Lee one only neck sizes.

You are unlikely to be able to generate enough force with a hand press to do FL sizing.

Have a look at the Lee Classic Cast, it is a good deal, and much sturdier than the entry-level Lee press.
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Re: Full lenght resizing ?

Postby Scribe » Fri May 15, 2015 10:07 am

Frogfeatures wrote:Hi guys.
So I reload using a Lyman 310 hand press
Works fine, but it only neck sizes the case.
Now my loads are not too hot, so I get 7-8 reloads before the shoulder needs bumping back.
At which point I throw the case away, and buy replacements.
Is there a way to resize by hand ?
I remember seeing some Lyman thing which you hit with a hammer, but that
Seems a bit 'hit and miss'
Any suggestions ?


I loaded for a couple of years with the old Lee loader which from memory require you to bash a case into a cylinder with a bit of wood and a hammer. It worked, it depends on the quantity you want to put through.

Of all the reloading gear we used I think the Lyman Plier set was the most useful. We carried it with us and at night we would knock up a few shell in one of the huts. I cant remember how the full length resizing operation was carried out with the Lyman but the whole reloading system was cleverly thought out and the equipment was of very good quality.
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Re: Full lenght resizing ?

Postby Frogfeatures » Fri May 15, 2015 8:28 pm

Actually, I enjoy 'hand loading'. And all my reloading gear fits into 2 'nail gun' cases.
Is it worth buying a Lee hand press just to resize ?
Being mobile also means I can load on the kitchen table, or in front of the TV.
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Re: Full lenght resizing ?

Postby Rushy » Sat May 16, 2015 6:33 am

Frogfeatures wrote:Actually, I enjoy 'hand loading'. And all my reloading gear fits into 2 'nail gun' cases.
Is it worth buying a Lee hand press just to resize ?
Being mobile also means I can load on the kitchen table, or in front of the TV.

I have got to say I like your signature Frogfeatures. So true of so many.
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