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Old 10-10-2013, 01:09 AM   #1
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What do you use for molds, dies, and sizers? Brand and sizes. Thanks



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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.



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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.

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

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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.

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Thanks for your info



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