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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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    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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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
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