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Thread: 38/357's from some RCE dies.

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    38/357's from some RCE dies.

    Just some swagging from some 357RCE dies. Now i just need to get to the range and get some load development done before Hunting season opens.
    Last edited by Time Killer; 09-06-2018 at 10:47 PM.

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    I really like the first and third bullet, but that last one looks plain old mean!

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    Nice work! Can this same set of dies use commercial jackets to make bullets? Or are you limited to only using 9mm brass?

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    They can use both commercial and brass casings. Those on the left of the first picture are commercial jackets. 380 brass makes good 148-180 grain bullets. 9mm makes 158-200 grain bullets. You have to cut the jackets to make the lighter bullets with the 9mm brass. With out cutting the jackets a 170 gr HP is just about the perfect for the 9mm. 380 brass weighs 48-54 grains, and 9mm brass weighs 59-65 grains depending on manufacture. You can also use 223 or any other brass that size. I mainly use 380 as its easy to find at the range and very few people reload it.

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    Nice work, they look great.. I use 9mm to make a 180 grain soft point in .358 Never bothered with commercial jackets since i can sweep up 1000 cases whenever i go to the range...

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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
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