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Redding 38 Special dies?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ferggie, Dec 3, 2011.

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  1. ferggie

    ferggie Member

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    I have the Redding Comp Pro Series Die set for the 45 ACP and love them. Just bought a S&W 642, 38 Special and want to order some dies. Redding lists the pro set for the 38/357 but shows a ( - ) for the 38 special. Should I order the 38/357? It seems that the 38spec/357 is available in the pro and the 38 is just the standard 3 die set. I am using the seperate seating and crimp die setup for the 45. Do I wan't the same for the 38?
     
  2. Walkalong

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    Yes.
    I do for most loads, but not all of them.

    I use the same sizer for both, and the same seater (Redding Competition Seater) for both. I use two separate taper crimp dies and two separate roll crimp dies. I have the crimp dies set for heavy, and use spacers under the lock ring to get lighter crimps.

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