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hmh 10-10-2013 12:09 AM

Need info on .380acp reloading and casting
What do you use for molds, dies, and sizers? Brand and sizes. Thanks

Rick1967 10-10-2013 02:29 AM

I have a Lee 9mm mold, and a set of Lee 380 Dies. Just a note. You can not use 9mm dies to load .380. The case is smaller. The 9mm sizing die will not size the case small enough. The bullets just slide all the way into the case. The mold is 95 grain.

robocop10mm 10-10-2013 03:25 AM

I use an RCBS 90 gr RN mold and Lyman dies. I use 4 pounds of wheel weight and one pound of virgin lead to cast a bullet soft enough to obturate in the low pressure cartridge.

hmh 10-10-2013 01:51 PM

The 9mm bullet sizer will work? I have heard of people using a .223 case sizing die?

robocop10mm 10-11-2013 01:44 AM

Yes, the 9mm (.356) sizer is perfect. The .223 shell plate works, but I would use .380 dies. You are going to need the expander and crimp so just get the set.

hmh 10-11-2013 02:13 AM

Thanks for your info

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