Question about dies

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by taylor, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. taylor

    taylor
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    I'm thinking about buying a set of dies that are marked .38WC I guess this means wadcutter. Can I use these on regular bullets? what about .357?
    Can regular dies work with wadcutter bullets?
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  2. Shooter98

    Shooter98
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    By regular dies I'd suppose you mean roundnose dies? Yes, you can use the swc stem on rn and fn. Yes, you can also use the dies on 357.
     
  3. taylor

    taylor
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    This is a wadcutter die, So I can use it for taller bullets? and what do they mean by "group B dies"
     
  4. Shooter98

    Shooter98
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    Yes, it'll work just fine. Group B simply means it's handgun dies is all. A = rifle dies, I think C was straight wall rifle ( like 45-70) and I can't remember what D and so on were for. It's sort of an older nomenclature.
     
  5. Browning55

    Browning55
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    You can get different stems for the seating die -- round nose, flat for watcutters, etc. Some places will make custom stems for a price.
     

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