08 October 2015
Ah, right on schedule as predicted.
I don't know how abortion got into this thread but let's not.
If you think there is always only one way to do things, I have no problem with you having that opinion, but I wish you wouldn't persist in trying to tell others that there is only one way -- and it's yours. You are obviously wrong about that in general and wrong in this instance as well.
You say using the LCD without the mandrel damages the die. I have used one die to size about 50,000 cases over the last 25 years with the mandrel turned down so it doesn't touch the case mouth and it is still working as new. That isn't just my opinion. I take the product of that sizing to matches so a lot of other people know the die seems to be still working fine as well.
I always read the manufacturer's instructions and follow them at first. Sometimes I can see advantage in varying them a bit. I l think other open minded people sometimes do the same.
I am a fan of Lee and almost always buy Lee gear and not just for the good prices. They are the most innovative maker of loading equipment and have done more to encourage reloading than any of their competitors. However their instruction or other's instructions haven't come down off a mountain on clay tablets and nothing says that folks should make something similar to a religion out of them.
By the way some of us think “creative wandering minds” that “favor creative invention” are a good thing. What if the Wright brothers had stuck to bicycles?
I would like to AGAIN request that you respect other people's opinions when you disagree, argue as hard as you want but don't act like the other person is inferior. When you have a different opinion from another member of this forum please refrain for denigrating the other person by saying that they “don't understand", “don't want to learn", “don't shoot as well as I do” and other such put-downs similar to the one in your last paragraph. I won't speculate on what makes you say such things, but they make you sound overbearing and more importantly are not allowed on this forum.