While it's not perfect, the #1 plate can be used for .45 ACP, and is sometimes wasier to find. You just have to go a little slower with it.
That's how I started when I got my lnl.
January 27, 2013, 08:27 AM
If you really, really need one just PM and I'll call my supplier tomorrow to see if he has one in stock up here.
It won't be cheap since I think they cost me $42.95 + our lovely 15.5% tax but it may get you out of a bind.
January 27, 2013, 11:58 AM
+1 on the #1 as a temporary fix for the #45 I have both. I saw that the #1 was originally used for 45ACP as well as .308, but recently, they made a dedicated #45 plate for the former. I've tried loading 45ACP on the #1 plate and it worked just fine.
I've also run 9mm on the #10 plate (usually used for 40 S&W or 10mm) and it also works as long as you take it slow and careful.
January 27, 2013, 07:15 PM
I managed to get a #1 from amazon that should ship in a week... I just received my press 2 weeks ago. The only shellplate I have right now is the #9 and I hardly shoot .38/.357 :(
Still keeping my eye out for a #16 or a #8
I've been reloading all calibers on a pair of single stage presses for years now so making ammo is no problem. Its just annoying to have a fancy new progressive press and unable to use it for the calibers I shoot most often.
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