A couple summers ago I cast a bunch of bullets for my Ruger 32 magnum Bisley revolver. I lubed them with a beeswax-based lube and there they sat…and sat…and sat…
Lately I’ve been homebound when not at work due to the weather and a knee problem. I’ve had problems with my knees for years and aggravated the problem last weekend climbing up and down a ladder while cleaning our gutters and sweeping our chimney.
But I cant “just sit” so yesterday I got out my old Lyman 310 reloading tool to size the bullets prior to reloading some cartridges. 19th century technology, what else?!

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First the sizing chamber is screwed into the tool. Then the bullet is inserted into the chamber base first.

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This is followed by the push rod. Push the rod in until resistance is felt. Resistance means the bullet is at the start or the resizing section of the chamber.

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Now close the handles…

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…and the sized bullet is pushed out the end of the die:

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The Lyman 310 tool and a sized bullet:

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Unsized bullet on the left; sized bullet on the right:

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Thanks for looking…bart
ps…really weird publishing about 19th century technology from my cell phone on my dinner break…

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