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Use .454 Casull dies for .45LC?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by dolphins84te, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. dolphins84te

    dolphins84te Redmond, OR Member

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    Can I load .45LC with my .454 Casull dies?
  2. ron22250

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    Yes you can. I don't recall if you're able to crimp with the seater die. Maybe someone can help with that issue. If not, you can buy a crimp die.
  3. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've done a fair amount of reloading with .357 Max, .357 Mag and .38 Special, a very similar situation as this. I can use the "longer" dies for everything but the crimp. Then it's just the reverse. Can always use the "shorter" die for seating and crimping, just have it screwed out of the tool head a ways. I suppose that you could remove material off of the end of the longer seating/crimping die to allow the die to be screwed down closer to the shell holder if you really wanted to....