Is it possible...loading 380s using 9mm dies.

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by jdon72, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    New brass often needs sized. Not always, but don't be shocked if it doesn't work out for you.
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    ozo Well-Known Member

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    Just go ahead and load up 5000 rounds......then test !

    " refer to the first post..."--jdon

    "I believe it should be possible, but any input is appreciated."--jdon

    Referring to the first post , it does not look like just any
    input is appreciated, but that's clearly my own view.
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    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to see a picture of this machine. I couldn't find anything doing a search.
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Bullets may seat crooked, and WILL seat inconsistently due to the excessive space in the die. You wont be able to crimp because the dies are ground to produce a taper crimp on a case that measures .381 at the mouth. the .380 is .373 at the mouth.

    Again.. Good luck.
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    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

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  6. jdon72

    jdon72 New Member

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    It is more like the one on the bottom right. I will take a pic or video.
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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Holy cow! I have never seen any thing like that before, that is one heck of a reloading press.

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