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How to seat MBC PPC#2 DEWC

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Caliber, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Caliber

    Caliber Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    I have lee pistol dies and wonder if I can use the seating/crimping die to seat these in .38 spl cases. Not sure if I can and how far to go. I notice that I may need to flare a little extra so as to not shave the bullet. Please help...
  2. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Senior Member

    Mar 7, 2007
    The Land of Bowie, Crockett, Travis & Houston
    Yep - in my .38s and .357s, all bullets, I seat & crimp in one die.

    Try to flare the brass just enough - not too much - so as to not scrape any lead or lube off when seating. It shouldn't be much more than any other bullet.

    I seat mine so that I lightly crimp into the crimp groove. About 1/16 or so of the bullet will stick out above the brass. Basically you're just straightening out the flare you put in earlier. Some people like a bit tighter crimp, thinking it helps build up a little more pressure and give a better powder burn. Try it both ways and see what you think. I can't say I've really noticed one way or the other.

    Good bullet. My Smith m15 loves it.


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