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Old December 5, 2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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Lee 358 Sizing die puts out 356 boolits

My Lee sizing die is putting out boolits at 356. Should I try to hone it out or send it back? I already had to hone my 356 but only 0.0005.

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Old December 5, 2012, 11:22 AM   #2
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Before ya go a honin', check the accuracy of your micrometer. I recently determined my digital (and it's an HF mic, so not high end) was off a couple thousandths consistantly. I was about ready to send a few moulds back. I got out a bunch of jacketed projos and checked against manufacturer claim of OD. Sure enough. I'm finding a new one, but for now, simply closing and zeroing the mic won't do. I have to close and push the claws together a bit tighter, then reset zero. Mine was reading too narrow just like yours.
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Old December 5, 2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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I had a cheap one that I quit using and got batteries for my old one but I will definitely try another one. Thanks for the response.

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Old December 5, 2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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I ditched my electronic caliper for an analog. No batteries, no zero'ing, very repeatable measurements.
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Old December 8, 2012, 11:59 PM   #5
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It was my calipers not the die. Got a new one and they are 0.0015 out of calibration.

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