Easy Seater Straight-Line Seating
The manufacturer of the Anywhere
portable reloading press has introduced a new straight-line seating die that is fast,
accurate, convenient and can seat cast bullets into case necks that have not been belled
without shaving lead. Bullets can be inserted through the side of the Easy Seater die so
that handloaders no longer need to fish bullets past the case neck to get them into the
bottom of their seating die.
The Easy Seater uses a sliding
sleeve to hold the bullet in perfect alignment with the case neck. A built-in micrometer,
graduated in .001 inch increments can be used to precisely adjust bullet seating depth. An
innovative new seating die design allows handloaders to insert bullets through a window in
the side of the die. Previously, bullets had to either be balanced on top of the case neck
or pushed past the case neck into the die and then forced into alignment by the inside of
the die. This process was tedious with very small bullets, because it had to be done out
of sight under the press frame. Now the bullet can be inserted above the press frame,
right up front and in easy view.
Cast bullet seating used to require
that the case mouth be belled so the end of the case neck would not scrape lead from the
side of the bullet as it was forced into alignment with the case neck and then into the
neck. The critical corners of the bullet base could be damaged as the bullet slid into a
vertical position over the case mouth. Using the Easy Seater die, the bullet starts out in
perfect alignment with the case neck. Belling case mouths is no longer necessary. A good
chamfer inside the neck is all that is needed so cases last longer.
The Easy Seater straight-line
seating die can be used to seat bullets in any cartridge of the same bullet diameter. To
seat bullets of a different diameter, the inner sleeve and seating stem can be changed
within the same die body. The micrometer top allows returning the die to the right seating
depth. The handloader who works with a number of different cartridges will find the Easy
Seater system much more economical than buying a straight-line seater for every cartridge
he loads. Because the die is bullet specific and not cartridge specific, the Easy Seater
can be used on cartridges for which dies would have to be custom made.
The Easy Seater Straight-Line
Seating Die is available for .224-, .257-, .308-, .375-, .409- and .458- caliber bullets.
Neck diameters are 0.022 inch over nominal bullet diameter. Sleeves and seating stems can
be special ordered for other diameters. The die body is threaded 7/8-14 to fit most
For more information about the Easy Seater
straight-line seating die visit the Meacham T&H web site at: www.meachamrifles.com.