The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting > Bullet Casting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 10, 2011, 05:13 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: February 9, 2011
Location: Just outside Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 722
Which is best?

Is the Lyman 4500 lube/sizer better or worse than the RCBS Lube-a-Matic 2? Which one do you have and what is good or not so good about it?
The private ownership of firearms is an American Heritage. Anyone who disputes that is Anti-American and unpatriotic.
NRA Life Member
Shootest is offline  
Old November 10, 2011, 11:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: January 16, 2010
Location: If you have to ask...
Posts: 2,860
I like the Lyman for GG boolits...when I'm not casting TL boolits. I like Lee's sizer for TL boolits, no-brainer for the price & performance. OTOH I don't have any RCBS gear that isn't first-rate, just don't have their sizer.
Life Member NRA, TSRA
Smokeless powder is a passing fad! -Steve Garbe
I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. -Woodrow F. Call Lonesome Dove
My favorite recipes start out with a handful of used wheelweights.
TXGunNut is offline  
Old November 11, 2011, 10:41 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: October 28, 2006
Location: South Central Michigan...near Ohio, Indiana.
Posts: 5,063
I have used both. I prefer the Lyman because of the ratcheting lube handle allows me to control the pressure on the lube better than the RCBS slide-through system. After using the Lyman handle, I could never really get used to the RCBS and sold it and bought a used Lyman. Other than that handle, there is no real difference.
dahermit is offline  
Old November 11, 2011, 10:57 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: June 16, 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 10,841
I have a Star that I use on most of my cast bullets.

I also have the RCBS that I use when I want to install gas checks or on some special rifles like my 45-70 and 44-90.

I also have some Lee sizers that I use on some cases.

They all work pretty good. The sizing die to me is more importantant then the luber.
Kraig Stuart
USAMU Sniper School Oct '78
Distinguished Rifle Badge 1071
kraigwy is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05144 seconds with 7 queries