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I'm getting setup (finally) for reloading this week. Here's my question...does the Lee Pacesetter 3 die set for 45-70 include the factory crimp die??

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For any cartridge that usually uses a three die set; sizer, expander, seater/crimper, the Lee Pacesetter die set will not come with the Lee Factory Crimp Die.
 
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reloading

i had to buy a 4th die for crimping. Collet crimper.

Pleased as punch with myself, cast my own 340gr bullets and taught myself to reload...starting on 45-70...all in the past month!

Shot a test round out of my 1895G in the backyard yesterday...just like factory box ammo....yee haw!!!

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Hold onto your pants ric, you have only hit the tip of the iceberg. I have 8 powders, 3 jacketed bullet types, and 6 45-70 cast molds I use for my reloading needs. The 45-70 is indeed a honest sickness. One is never enough!
 

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All of the Factory crimp dies I bought were sold as an individual die. You can order them direct from Lee. I use the factory crimp on all my magnum reloads especially if using magnum powders on full mag loads.
 
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Correct.
For any cartridge that usually uses a three die set; sizer, expander, seater/crimper, the Lee Pacesetter die set will not come with the Lee Factory Crimp Die.
 

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My 25 20 Lee Pacesetter set came with the factory crimp die. I do not know about the other calibers though. Maybe only some calibers do. I always just used the wack a mole handloading ones for 45-70
 

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Hold onto your pants ric, you have only hit the tip of the iceberg. I have 8 powders, 3 jacketed bullet types, and 6 45-70 cast molds I use for my reloading needs. The 45-70 is indeed a honest sickness. One is never enough!
Maineiac, I haven't yet been to Maine, knew and corresponded with Bill Crowley re lubes until he passed. I have 5 or more 45 moulds including 2 NGG's, non grease groove, 2 Lee, Lyman, another but shoot no j-bullets. I retired my 1988 Trapdoor Buffington, built a lightweight 458 Win Mag on a Brno 98 action $70 with 4x Weaver scope $30, all of $100 for stock and A&B barrel, shoot it single shot with 45-70 Trapdoor typical loads, 450-500-600 gr CB's at 900-1100 fps shoot well to 600 yds as is my range max distance, shot some in Texas at 200-250 yds, all pleasant recoil loads but one 600 gr at 1500 fps was all that I wanted from my partners loads but it hit the 36" parabolic plow blade target at 250 yds we shot with several rifles that day in Austwell, Texas.
 

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Ahem, anyone notice the date this thread was first posted?

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Jack, 7-17-20, dont know re Dr A. billwwilly
"Hold onto your pants ric, you have only hit the tip of the iceberg. I have 8 powders, 3 jacketed bullet types, and 6 45-70 cast molds I use for my reloading needs. The 45-70 is indeed a honest sickness. One is never enough!
Maineiac, I haven't yet been to Maine, knew and corresponded with Bill Crowley re lubes until he passed. I have 5 or more 45 moulds including 2 NGG's, non grease groove, 2 Lee, Lyman, another but shoot no j-bullets. I retired my 1988 Trapdoor Buffington, built a lightweight 458 Win Mag on a Brno 98 action $70 with 4x Weaver scope $30, all of $100 for stock and A&B barrel, shoot it single shot with 45-70 Trapdoor typical loads, 450-500-600 gr CB's at 900-1100 fps shoot well to 600 yds as is my range max distance, shot some in Texas at 200-250 yds, all pleasant recoil loads but one 600 gr at 1500 fps was all that I wanted from my partners loads but it hit the 36" parabolic plow blade target at 250 yds we shot with several rifles that day in Austwell, Texas. "
 

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Ahem, anyone notice the date this thread was first posted?

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Jack this seems common with the new format where old threads show on the bottom as 'recommended reading'. Seems the dates are being overlooked resulting in a lot of resurrected threads.
 

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I see "recommended reading" as a random joke.
exactly as "recommended/suggested buy" in commercial sites, they are the same kind of emanations of the holy computer genius.
 

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Check out the "joined date" of the OP and a few that follow...🤔
 
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