Sizing Lehigh bullets ...smooth.

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    gle3105

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    Just bought some 260 -458 Lehighs. With the cup base what sabot is recommended. Of course I know it has to fit bore.
    But smooth sizing? Can they be? With the cupped base?
     
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    Those are not made for sabots. They are made for 45cal sabotless. They will likely destroy a sabot.

    The main bearing surface is .450 but the barbs are .458 so they can easily be sized down for most 45cal ML bores. I just turn them nose down in my press and run them through a Lee .454 die. You could also use a smaller push rod for maybe a 38cal and resize as you normally would. Never measured the ID of the cup but Lee did sell the punch rod separately too for about $5.
     
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    gle3105

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    Your absolutely right about the 38 rod.
    I haven't had the time to fully look at them. I thought the base was concave. Nope flat area to about .385.
    I have a .375 die and was able to use it's push rod in the 45 die. Easy peasy.
    Worked like a champ.
     

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