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Lee Loadmaster Bolt dimensions/sizes

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Grizzles, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Grizzles

    Grizzles

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    I'm in North America for a few days and I'm looking to get a few tools, namely wrenches, so I can set up my loadmaster without constantly needing to use adjustable wrenches. (being from Europe, it's a little more difficult and expensive to get non-metric tools).

    Would someone be able to tell me what sizes I need? (and anything else that might come in handy).
    Primer actuator bolt? It's 1/4 inch diameter, but what's the head? 7/16? 11/16?
    The feed bracket and nut?
    I know the decapping tool uses 1/2 and 3/4 inch wrenches to set the collet.

    Any other size wrenches?
     
  2. Neldon

    Neldon Hill Country Boy & Proud Navy Veteran. NRA & USCCA Silver Member

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    Simplest answer is to buy a $20 POUCH of 1/4" through 3/4" in COMBINATION OFFSET. Ask happie2shoot if you need anything more. He knows the Lee stuff inside out.
     

  3. sig357fan

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    Harbor Freight is your friend
     
  4. jmorris

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    "Normal"
    1/4" hex fasteners use 7/16 wrenches.
    5/16" hex fasteners use 1/2 wrenches.
    3/8" hex fasteners use 9/16 wrenches.
    7/16" hex fasteners use 5/8 on the bolt and 11/16 on the nut. (9/16 fasteners also use two different sizes as well only reason I can think of is so some farmer could use one set or wrenches and get on both the nut and the bolt. All the others you would need two sets of wrenches if you needed to hold one while you turned the other. That's a WAG though.)
    1/2" hex fasteners use 3/4".

    "Special" ones can vary.
     
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  5. 19trax95

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    I would just go to a harbor freight and pick up a set. I normally don't like harbor freight stuff, but this is the ideal situation for them.