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 Lee Projectile Resizing Die 
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I recently got into reloading and picked up some demil/pulled Sierra 220gr Match Kings from American Reloading. They were $59.99 shipped for a 250 count bag (253 actual count).

My plan is to use them for my H&R 300 blk handi rifle w/tirant 45.

I loaded up 30 rounds for a ladder test and found out through some reading that pulled projectiles should be resized prior to use, so I purchased the Lee 308 bullet resizer from Amazon for $20.

The die kit was extremely simple and easy to use. Setup just requires screwing into the press, or LNL bushing; no specific distance or thread turns is needed.

I first tossed the projectiles into a zip lock bag and then sprayed them with my homemade case lube (99% isopropyl alcohol/lanolin). Roll them around in the bag to get a good even coat.

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Next put them on the shaft and press down with even force. They pile into the red container.

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After the container is full, dump them on a rag and towel off the lube (some people use a vibratory tumbler for this but I wet tumble so wouldn't work for me).

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Checking the diameter, .308 inches with every randomly selected sample.

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This die is good to go, and I recommend it for any pulled bullets. I plan to load up 30 more matching rounds for my ladder test and see if there is any real difference in accuracy.


Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:01 am
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That's super cool! I would definitely do that when I get into .308.


Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:23 pm
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thefuryoffire wrote:
That's super cool! I would definitely do that when I get into .308.


While I don't have any group sizes for you yet, I'm sure it's worth it if you plan on shooting pulled bullets.

Bonus: loaded up (and a better camera...)

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Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:29 pm
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Very interesting.

Did you measure any before you sized them? I'm wondering if sizing made a difference for these particular bullets.

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MadPick wrote:
Very interesting.

Did you measure any before you sized them? I'm wondering if sizing made a difference for these particular bullets.


Unfortunately I did not, $20 for peace of mind was enough to sway me. I will say that about 5 required significant (almost alarming) force to run through the resizer, maybe 20 required moderate force, and the rest ran easily.

I just checked on the loaded bullets (made prior to getting the resizing die), as a portion of them protrude and the largest I saw was .3085, most are at .3080


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Interesting. I've loaded a lot of pulled bullets, especially 175-grain SMK and 55-grain .223 bullets, and I've never even considered resizing them. Hmmm.

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MadPick wrote:
Interesting. I've loaded a lot of pulled bullets, especially 175-grain SMK and 55-grain .223 bullets, and I've never even considered resizing them. Hmmm.


I have the 30 loaded, unsized ones; I'll match those loads with some resized and let you know if there's any group size differences.


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