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.308 crimp die for a 30-30

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by shaggy430, Aug 13, 2010.

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  1. shaggy430

    shaggy430 Member

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    Can you use a Lee crimp die made for a .308 on a 30-30? Thanks.
     
  2. ranger335v

    ranger335v Member

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    No.

    Lee's collet crimpers are length dependant. If you check your loading manual you will see the two are not the same length.
     
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    Yes it will work. I use the .308 LFC die with no problems at what so ever for my .30-30 reloads.
     
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    Maybe it will work, but it shoudn't work right.

    The 30-30 case is slightly longer (2.039") then the .308 (2.015").

    So it would seem it would crimp the 30-30 .024" below the case mouth unless you trim the 30-30's .024" shorter then normal.

    Just for general info, the Lee 30-30 FCD collet is part #S13111, and the .308 Win collet is #S13110.

    If one collet worked right for both calibers, Lee wouldn't make two different ones.

    rc
     
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