.40S&W/10MM Die Spacers/Shims ?


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tlen
November 26, 2008, 07:44 PM
Does any die maker make spacers that will allow one to use .40S&W dies adjusted for .40S&W to additionally load 10MM ? [RCBS doesn't]
The spacers need to be 0.142" thick, the difference between 10MM and .40S&W case length

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sargenv
November 26, 2008, 08:59 PM
Um, the dies sold as 10mm/40 S&W will load both cartridges?

I use Dillon Dies and they are sold as 40 S&W/10 mm. RCBS Likely has the same?

What are you using spacers for?

VINTAGE-SLOTCARS
November 26, 2008, 09:03 PM
RCBS, 3 die carbide set are also sold as 40 S /W 10 MM # 22115

RyanM
November 26, 2008, 09:54 PM
Spacers, no. You're just going to have to manually re-adjust the dies every time you switch calibers. At least the sizing and decapping die doesn't move.

Luke G
November 26, 2008, 10:00 PM
I think he is talking about a spacer ring to adjust the hieght of the die to load 40 and 10 without readjusting your dies, like this http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=312274
I dont see any for 40/10 but I would think that someone shoud have them, if not you could try making your own or modifing the redding ones.

Luke

rcmodel
November 27, 2008, 01:17 PM
You could use the .135" 38/357 ring and make another washer out of .007 shim stock from the auto parts store.

Still, .007" is a mighty small amount of die height differance when it comes to a taper crimp die adjustment.

I'd guess you could split the differance (.0035") on the die adjustment between the .40 & 10mm and get good taper crimps on both of them using the .135" spacer.

There is probably way more variation then that in a sack of once-fired factory cases.

rcmodel

ranger335v
November 27, 2008, 08:41 PM
Adust the dies as needed and forget the washer idea. Just keep a dummy round of each cartridge in your die box and set the dies to fit the dummy.

tlen
November 28, 2008, 03:03 AM
Those of you who load .38 Special AND .357 Magnum using the same dies understand my question and why I need spacers for 10MM. I already use 0.135" spacers for .38/.357 that came with my RCBS die set but apparently no die manufacturer has made sumilar, 0.142", spacers for .40S&W/10MM. RCBS says they never thought about it. Guess I'll have to make my own spacers.

mkl
November 28, 2008, 01:15 PM
Guess I'll have to make my own spacers.

Don't know what press you are using, but placing a couple of nickels under the die lock ring will get you .140" spacing. Brand new nickels might get you the exact .142".

Walkalong
November 28, 2008, 05:15 PM
I have the Redding .38Spl/.357 & .44Spl/.44Mag spacer sets, but I also bought a set of spacers that went from .001 to .125, and it comes in handy. I wish I remembered where I bought it.

krs
November 28, 2008, 06:39 PM
Get one of these and never have to ask again: http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/twagger/keeper2.jpg

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