Sharing Dies 9mm and .380ACP


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bennadatto
June 3, 2010, 10:55 AM
Can the same dies be used for 9mm and .380acp?

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oneounceload
June 3, 2010, 10:57 AM
No, the cases are different sizes and types

EMC45
June 3, 2010, 11:08 AM
Nope! Different taper, different shellholder.

bennadatto
June 3, 2010, 11:32 AM
thanks! all i needed to know!

ReloaderFred
June 3, 2010, 11:37 AM
The .380 has a slight taper to the case, with the base measuring .374" and the mouth measuring .373".

The 9x19 has a more severe taper, with the base measuring .391" and the mouth measuring .380". The only similarity between the two calibers is the diameter of the bullet, which is a nominal .356".

I'd suggest buying a good reloading manual, such as the Lyman 49th Edition Reloading Handbook. This would answer many questions for you.

Hope this helps.

Fred

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