New Lee Dies for 2012

Lee reloading diesLee Precision is making two new PaceSetter die sets for 2012: the 338 Lapua and 300 AAC Blackout.  Both sets are two-die sets, though the company is also making a new factory crimp die (sold separately) for the 300 AAC Blackout.  All dies are now shipping.

The 338 Lapua is a standard two-die set that includes a shellholder, load data and a powder dipper.  MSRP is $39.98.

The 300 AAC Blackout is a “Very Limited Production” set.  Lee does not explain exactly what this means on their site, but I suspect that if you want one, you should buy sooner rather than later. The dies are not even available on the Lee site (out of stock), so you are probably going to have to hunt down a set through a Lee dealer.


MSRP is $44.98 and the kit does not include a powder dipper or load data.  It does include a shell holder.

The factory crimp die for the 300 AAC Blackout is also listed as “out of stock” on the Lee site.  Chances are you can pick one up from the same retailer who has the two-die set.  MSRP is $14.98.

If anyone finds the 300 AAC Blackout dies, can you post the dealer information in the comments section?  I don’t currently reload the Blackout, but I know others who read this site do.

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Comments

  1. armed_partisan says:

    When are they gonna come out with those handy bullet pullers that eject the bullet at the top of the stroke that they showed video of in 2010?

    • No idea on the bullet puller. I had not seen that video before, but that is a slick puller. Beats the heck out of the old RCBS plastic hammer I use now! I’ll contact them and see if I can get any information on it.

      -Richard

      • armed_partisan,

        I checked with Lee. The customer service department said we will likely see the bullet puller in 2013. It seems they are overwhelmed with demand for current products, and are just not able to roll out anything new.

        They are hoping to have time this summer to work on all of the products shown in the video.

        While I would love to have the bullet puller right now, I can certainly understand their predicament. The good news is that they are intending on bringing it out.

        -Richard

        (BTW – The customer service staff @ Lee was VERY fast to my inquiry and apologized for the inconvenience. Fastest response I think I have ever gotten from a company!)

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