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45 lc, 454 casull, 460 S&W: reloading all three calibers

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by makakule, Dec 26, 2007.

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  1. makakule

    makakule Member

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    esteemed members,
    I have been on this site a few times, and have been greatly impressed with the comments and knowledge expressed by the participants; so here is my question: My girlfriend gave me a 460vr s&w revolver for christmas, and I have a set of rcbs 45 Long Colt dies. What other dies do I need to buy to load all three .45 cal cartridges. Is it better to just buy a complete set for all calibers, or can I perhaps just buy a complete 460 set and use a washer like I use on my 38spec/357mag dies to raise my 45lc expander and seating dies to fit the 454 casull . I figured that I could use the 460 resizing die on the 454. Any enlightening comments and/or helpful hints regarding the reloading these truly immense rounds would be truly appreciated, for although I have been reloading magnum pistol rounds for decades; this is my first foray into the "Super Magnum" realm.
    Happy holidays to all,
    Makakule
     
  2. Wil Terry

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    Personally I Spend A Lot Of Time Making Sure My Dies Are Set Perfectly.

    Therefore I have a set of dies for all three calibers, and YEP, they are set perfectly if I do say so myself.
     
  3. rcmodel

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    You should be able to reload them all using your .45 Colt die set, possibly depending on the brand of dies.

    You would have to re-adjust the expander & seating dies for each calibers different length.

    Washers would certainly work, but you would probably have to have someone custom make them. I don't know of any for sale.

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