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Sharing Dies 9mm and .380ACP

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bennadatto, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. bennadatto

    bennadatto Well-Known Member

    Can the same dies be used for 9mm and .380acp?
  2. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    No, the cases are different sizes and types
  3. EMC45

    EMC45 Well-Known Member

    Nope! Different taper, different shellholder.
  4. bennadatto

    bennadatto Well-Known Member

    thanks! all i needed to know!
  5. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Well-Known Member

    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.


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