Who Made This?

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  1. Presscollector

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    Late Lyman Tong tool threaded .671" x 20 tpi. The die is a bushing neck sizer/decapper for 30 BR.
    Redding??? bushing. Decapping rod is Lyman 310 type. I suspect there was a matching seater die to go with this, but is came from an estate and that die is missing.

    Looking for the maker if anyone here has seen another like it. It's a well made die and I think swapping the bushing foe a 6mm could change calibers to 6BR. Or am I wrong about that assumption?

    IMG_8353.jpg IMG_8356.jpg Pressman
     
  2. brcman

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    The die is stamped 30HBR, not 30BR. Have not seen these for 30 plus years, I think they were called a Lyman Nutcracker.
     
  3. GerryM

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    I have several. c hart made some and Seely Masker several shooters AND smiths ALONG WITH a wilson seat die
    They make darn good ammo and very portable , easy to use
     
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  4. Presscollector

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    BRCMAN, I was looking at that. It looks like an overstamp, H over O. HBR? What does that refer to?
     
  5. Dusty Stevens

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    Hunter bench rest
    Measure the diameter of the hole. Its a lyman 310. They used them to neck size back then
     
  6. thekriebles

    thekriebles Gold $$ Contributor

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    The 30HBR is a full-length 308 Win. with a 30° shoulder and less body taper than a standard 308 Win.

    30 HBR II 005.jpg

    standard 308 Win. (2nd from left) next to a 30HBR (2nd from right)
     
  7. Presscollector

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    As the old proverb says a picture is worth a 1000 words. It really helps understand this. I had not heard of the HBR before.
    I am going to have to measure the inside of the die to see what I have.
     
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  8. Uthink Uknow

    Uthink Uknow Gold $$ Contributor

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    I agree with Dusty that is Probably a Lyman but from my recollection it dates back to Herter days. But there is no telling if it was Lyman or Herter first. I wish I had that old catalog.
    As to the HBR moniker; A pure .30BR made from a 6BR case isn’t large enough for the IBS Hunter class rifle so there are a number of chamberings based on the .308 case
     
  9. Papa Charlie

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    I have seen several of these on Ebay. If it was made by Lyman, then flip it over from the position in the picture and it should be stamped into handle opposite the die.
    Pretty cool dies. I have know a lot of horse packers that still use them as backup in case they had to reload on long trips. Take up very little room in the pack.

    By the way, Lyman still produces the 310 tool and dies. Although it appears as though there are only two calibers available today.

    https://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman-310-tool

    Here are some dies available on Ebay. Pretty good range of calibers.

    https://www.ebay.com/b/lyman-310-reloading-dies/bn_7024727998
     
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  10. Dusty Stevens

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    we made our own dies for the lyman 310. I still have and use one alot. The lee hand press was also a crowd favorite because it took normal dies. I sold oif/oef a lyman with a waldog die in it I made a couple years ago.
     
  11. butchlambert

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    My first 2 rifles were built by Seely Masker and he sent a Lyman tong tool with dies that he made. They were great. Wish I still had them.
     
  12. 10XSHOOTER

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    I still have mine in my shooting stool. used it to break the seal on 70's vintage match ammo. especially for 600 yds in a M-14
     
  13. snert

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    I have two that I think Fred Sinclair put together in 22 and 6 PPC. I use them all the time for my 22 PPC, neck sizing and loading at the range. It decaps and neck sizes. Then I seat a primer and powder, the seat a bullet with a hand die and micrometer. Slick
     
  14. Gottschall

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    I have one just like that. It has the aluminum cap made the exact way. The die has the hole in the side to insert a pin to unscrew it. Mine was made for a 6PPC it sizes the necks and knocks out the primer at same time. It is a Lyman 310 tool handles [small]. Item 7000057. Was also made by Seely Masker Jeff
     
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  15. Nature Boy

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    Sounds painful
     
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