Interesting Lyman/Ideal 310 tool factoids.

by Charles, Friday, December 28, 2012, 13:59 (642 days ago)

If you have a 310 tool and dies for 30-40 Krag, you can also load .308 Winchester and 303 British.

If you have a 310 tool for 45 ACP, you can load 45 Colt. The handles, decaping die and neck expanding dies work for 45 Colt, but not the sizer and bullet seater.

If you have a 310 tool for 30-06, you can use the handles to load any and all rounds based on the 30-06 case head, i.e. 308, 270, 35 Whelen, 8 mm Mauser, 7mm mauser etc. etc. The same decaping die will work for all of these, but the other dies won't.

Interesting Lyman/Ideal 310 tool factoids.

by Bob Hatfield @, Friday, December 28, 2012, 14:03 (642 days ago) @ Charles

Good to know. I've had one with dies that say .30 on the sizer and one that says .25 on another sizer. I don't believe they say 30-06 on any die or 257 Roberts either. I always figured that was what they were for. But for the life of me how do you get the short 308 case to fit up into the 30-06 sizer? I've never really noticed how far a 30-06 case goes up in one.


Bob

Interesting Lyman/Ideal 310 tool factoids.

by Charles, Friday, December 28, 2012, 15:00 (642 days ago) @ Bob Hatfield

308 cases won't go into a 30-06 sizer as they are too short. The handles can be used for 308 or any other case based on the 30-06. You can size 308 cases in 30-40 Krag dies as the Krag dies are shorter than the 30-06 dies.

The numbers stamped on the dies are not calibers. At one time Lyman and Idea marked their dies with a code stamp for each caliber. #30 is the 32-40 Remington, I don't know what #25 means.

Interesting Lyman/Ideal 310 tool factoids.

by Bob Hatfield @, Saturday, December 29, 2012, 05:22 (642 days ago) @ Charles

Thank you. Dang, thought I was buying a 30-06 nutcracker tool. By the way. What is a 32-40 Remington? Is it the same 32 Remington that was shot in the Model 8/81 and Model 14/141..

Bob

IIRC the .32-40 Rem is NOT the .32 Rem of the

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Saturday, December 29, 2012, 13:06 (641 days ago) @ Bob Hatfield

Models 8, 81, 14, and 141...

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Hobie

According to COTW 9th edition

by Paul ⌂, Saturday, December 29, 2012, 13:28 (641 days ago) @ Bob Hatfield

the 32-40-150 (2 1/8 inch) Remington was one of the cartridges for the single-shot, rolling block Sporting Rifle No. 1, introduced in 1870. This cartridge appears to have been introduced shortly after the rifle, about 1871-72. The 32-40 Remington was also one of the cartridges for the No. 3 Hepburn, and some of the Farrow single-shot rifles. Other than this, no one else seems to have adopted it. Remington quit loading it in 1910.

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