Can you reload 380 using 9mm dies?


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rblack
January 2, 2008, 02:05 PM
Like the title says, I'm wondering if you can reload 380 with 9mm dies?

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MutinousDoug
January 2, 2008, 02:21 PM
Not exactly.
The 9mm para case is longer so the dies won't quite size the .380 case enough and the case rim is a different size.
I can't verify this but I've heard that a .223 die will size a .380 with no need for an expander ball.
HTH

John4me05
January 2, 2008, 02:32 PM
I am not a expert but i would say no.. Different length to the case although they are basicly the same round will have a lot to differ from one to the other

Walkalong
January 2, 2008, 02:54 PM
Nope. From Handloads.com (http://handloads.com/articles/cartridge.htm)

.380 is .373 at the case mouth and .374 at the base and .680 long.

9MM is .380 at the case mouth and .391 at the base and .754 long.

rcmodel
January 2, 2008, 03:35 PM
I'm no expert either, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once.
And I reload for both calibers.

Like Walkalong and others said, the answer is no, not even close!

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FieroCDSP
January 2, 2008, 03:38 PM
Lee 380ACP Carbide die set, $21.99 at Midwayusa.com.

rblack
January 2, 2008, 05:47 PM
Thanks everyone for the info. I'm just going to have to get a set of dies. As it turns out, I already happen to have the shell plate for my projector press, as it is the same for the 223.

The Bushmaster
January 2, 2008, 05:50 PM
Buy a set of .380 dies...You got Christmas money...So don't be so cheap...They just don't cost that much to be sure you are doing it right...

John4me05
January 2, 2008, 08:24 PM
Now you can deprime/decap with a set of 9 dies but that would be as far as it would go... So if you had a bunch of each caliber to deprime/decap i wouldnt change that die out...

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