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Thread: 40 S&W into .45 acp bullets

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    40 S&W into .45 acp bullets

    Over the last few days using the search feature I was looking for specs on this conversion.

    I have lots of .40 brass saved up and the dies - and I was looking for the specs on .40 as jackets.

    Questions I for some reason could not find:

    trim length of the .40 brass for weights like 200 to 230 gr.

    anneal the entire case or just the point half.

    I will be using the core seating, not the one step method.
    Just fold copper on lead...

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    Any direct links to past posts?
    Just fold copper on lead...

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    Give me a while I'll find it.

    Quick answers, Yes anneal entire case! Yes it requires the core seat step.

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    When you stop learning you are dying.

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    Daywalker has done a fair share of .45 swaging as well. Here's a link to his trimming thread.

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=93044

    A trim length of .690 to .692 works good with a 145 grain core. Mine end up around 212gr using a soft lead core.




    Here they are start to finish.



    And just for fun a family pic


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    Jailer,

    I don't think I have seen the pics of the rounded nose on the final step. Looks good. Love the family pics! Just AWESOME! Have you recovered any?

    Good shooting

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    Not yet. Going to be making a Fackler Box soon and test em as well as some cast HP's.

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    Rock ní roll guys...

    Thanks - I was running out of materials and this was the next step.
    Just fold copper on lead...

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check