Die sets

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by F4U, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. F4U

    F4U Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I picked up a Lee classic turret press at the gun show last weekend, it came with dies for every caliber I wanted except .32 H & R Mag. Lee only shows a 3 die set for the .32 with the bullet seating die also crimping. The 4 die sets have separate seating and crimping dies. Is there any reason to buy the separate crimping die to have a 4 die set, or can I just skip the last station on the press?

    I haven't reloaded pistol ammo in probably 20 years, I used a Lee 1000 progressive back then.

    Also I need to update my library a bit, my old Hornady manual doesn't even have .32 H & R data, any recommendations?

    Who are the best online component sites? Haven't had time to surf the webs for that stuff yet.
     
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  2. oO_Rogue_Oo

    oO_Rogue_Oo Well-Known Member

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    No big deal, but if you really wanted a Factory crimp die for it Lee does make one.
     

  3. noylj

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    I find crimp quality and accuracy is better separating seating and crimping.
    I don't use the Lee fcd with lead bullets. All my roll crimp use Redding Profile Crimp dies.
     
  4. F4U

    F4U Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks guys
     
  5. hiwall

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    I meant to go look what brand my .32 H & R Mag dies are but I forgot today. I have used mine a lot, mostly with my cast bullets.
     
  6. noylj

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    I thought .32 S&W, .32 S&W Long, .32 H&R Mag and .327 Federal all used the same dies (.32 S&W), just have to adjust dies for longer cases.
     
  7. oO_Rogue_Oo

    oO_Rogue_Oo Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget 32 ACP :)
     
  8. hiwall

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    You can resize any of those with a 327 die or you can crimp any of those with a 32 S&W short die but if you want to do both then you need the dies for your caliber.