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Old February 8th, 2017, 12:41 PM   #16
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That bullet is cut for a check , go ahead and use one, much easier to get accurate loads with it checked, especially at magnum velocities.
You can adjust your lube/sizer to fill one groove. I have a 450 and the adjustment screw is below the sizing die, in the linkage . My advice is to fill them all , except the very top crimping groove...don't fill that one. This bullet is designed with one lube groove and a little will go above the gas check, so you adjust the depth screw so that the top crimp groove doesn't go down far enough into the die to get filled. It's easy once you see it done.
When it comes to sizing, lubricating and gas checking, a lube/sizer, like the 450 or 4500 is a wonderful thing. One cycle of the handle and the bullet is sized , lubed and the gas check is crimped on. It's the only way to go ! I love mine. Save up and get one, worth every penny.

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Old February 9th, 2017, 09:10 AM   #17
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I pan lube a lot of my cast bullets and It isn't a big deal for me (but I rarely do more the 150 or so bullets). My method involves a toaster oven. I set the bullets, base down in a pan and add chunked up lube , after the lube melts I can adjust the depth by adding more lube. I put the pan/bullets/lube in the oven at about 200 degrees for several minutes to get the lube and the bullets the same temperature (I have a timer on the oven so I just set the temp. and 15-20 minutes). When the lube cools I remove the bullets from the cake with "cookie cutters" and all the grooves are filled and the lube sticks in them quite well. I'll then size with my push through sizing tools and install checks. Nope I haven't had any checks fall off yet...
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