40cal die ?


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poor man
February 13, 2013, 12:44 PM
is there any other cal of die that will work with a 40cal ? like any odd size foreign dies? somebody said that the 10mm was the same as a 40cal but what i looked at looked different... just looking for options, i have several die sets but not one for 40cal, didnt really want to buy new and i havnt found any used ones around here close to home,.... thanks

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rfwobbly
February 13, 2013, 12:46 PM
10mm Auto is the only one I know of.

rcmodel
February 13, 2013, 12:49 PM
All .40 S&W die sets will also load 10mm with a seimple die adjustment.

But not all 10mm die sets will load the shorter .40 S&W because the seating / crimp die may be too long for the shorter case.

There is nothing else I can think of that would load either one.

rc

poor man
February 13, 2013, 01:01 PM
ok thanks guys, i guess i need to buy a new 40cal then :(

Elkins45
February 13, 2013, 02:24 PM
If you already have a 10mm set you can try them as-is and they may work. If the seater and expander are too long you can grind a couple of tenths off the bottom and they will then be short enough to accept 40 S&W.

That's what I had to do with my 10mm Lee die set, because it was an older 10mm set, not 10mm/40 as is common now. I was willing to spring for a separate 40 cal set but they seem to be out of stock everywhere.

kerreckt
February 13, 2013, 02:29 PM
The only difference between a 40S&W and a 10mm case is .142" in length. The 10mm is longer and uses large pistol primers. That's it as far as I know....good luck

Spammy_H
February 13, 2013, 02:30 PM
.40 S&W is a shortened version of 10mm Auto. So most, if not all 10mm Auto dies will work for .40 S&W, and vice versa, with adjustment for expansion and seating / crimp. Some use a spacer to make for a quick adjustment between the sizes. I can't remember what the measurement is, but I'm sure someone can chime in with that info.

Xfire68
February 13, 2013, 03:21 PM
Poor man, what happened to your dies?

poor man
February 13, 2013, 04:56 PM
Poor man, what happened to your dies?


i never had any for the 40s&w

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