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    Boolit Master

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    I Have a Question

    I've been thinking about getting a 25-45 Sharps barrel for my Contender.
    It appears that reloading dies are almost nonexistent.
    My question is, can I use my 223 Redding S dies to reload the 25-45 Sharps if I just us the appropriate size neck bushing?
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    I Have a Question

    Although not the brand Id use, there is a set of Lee dies on fleabay for $40ish in 25-45 sharps.


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    The problem with that is you only neck size. If you are forming brass you need a full body sizer as well. Once your cartridges are fireformed neck sizing works well. For a wildcat I'd talk to Dave Davidson at CH4D. I know he is about a year behind, so if you want to do this get in line!
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    Fireforming would be easy.
    From everything I've read on the 25-45 everything is the same as far as cartridge dimensions except for the neck.
    I'd have concerns as to if there would be enough of an opening at the shoulder to accept a larger necked case.
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    I’d just buy a new set that’s in stock somewhere, like these.

    https://store.srcarms.com/product-p/rcbs-dies.htm

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    Bookmarked.
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    Lee lists the 25-45 Sharps dies on their web site.
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    Where do you plan on getting the barrel ?

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    Mgm...
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    Titan Reloading has a Lee set in stock. They are a site sponsor also.

    https://www.titanreloading.com/lee-2...t?search=25-45

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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
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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