45 lc, 454 casull, 460 S&W: reloading all three calibers


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makakule
December 26, 2007, 12:53 AM
esteemed members,
I have been on this site a few times, and have been greatly impressed with the comments and knowledge expressed by the participants; so here is my question: My girlfriend gave me a 460vr s&w revolver for christmas, and I have a set of rcbs 45 Long Colt dies. What other dies do I need to buy to load all three .45 cal cartridges. Is it better to just buy a complete set for all calibers, or can I perhaps just buy a complete 460 set and use a washer like I use on my 38spec/357mag dies to raise my 45lc expander and seating dies to fit the 454 casull . I figured that I could use the 460 resizing die on the 454. Any enlightening comments and/or helpful hints regarding the reloading these truly immense rounds would be truly appreciated, for although I have been reloading magnum pistol rounds for decades; this is my first foray into the "Super Magnum" realm.
Happy holidays to all,
Makakule

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Wil Terry
December 26, 2007, 12:59 PM
Therefore I have a set of dies for all three calibers, and YEP, they are set perfectly if I do say so myself.

rcmodel
December 26, 2007, 02:38 PM
You should be able to reload them all using your .45 Colt die set, possibly depending on the brand of dies.

You would have to re-adjust the expander & seating dies for each calibers different length.

Washers would certainly work, but you would probably have to have someone custom make them. I don't know of any for sale.

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