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lee powder thru expander 9mm

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ericuda, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. ericuda

    ericuda Member

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    I am using a lee classic 4 hole turret to load 9mm mbc cast boolits and the Lee Pro Auto Disk to charge the cases with the powder thru expander die.

    Looking at getting a Lyman m die to help in seating the boolits straight. Wondering if i can use these in conjunction with eachother. The powder thru expander to charge the case and then the m die to expand the case. I thought about modifying the lee expander plug but i still want to use it for jacketed boolits.

    Has anyone tried this and which die did you run first? Did you charge the case first and then use the m die or vice versa.
     
  2. joecil

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    You can adjust the powder through expander die not to expand if that is what you want. Just set it as they say and back it out a bit more is all. The powder through should still work. I would guess a 1/8 to 1/4 more turn out as turning it in will increase the flare.
     
  3. GLOOB

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    Sure, but expand with the M die, first. Then charge.
     
  4. dickttx

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    The Lee die always expands the case. You can adjust it to flair, or not.
     
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    I'm going to use a lee 38s&w plug instead of the 9mm plug as a low cost substitute for the M die.

    the 9mm plug is not expanding the case enough and is swagging down the lead bullet.
     
  6. ericuda

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    Guys, thx for your help. As always wealth of knowledge and help.

    I was too thinking that I should expand with the M die first and then charge the case. I figured that when I charged the case with the expander backed off it may still affect the M die expansion and give an uneven flair which I should be able to back off.

    Hopefully I can get to the bench this weekend and prove you all are right.
     
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