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Redding Profile Crimp Dies.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Crashbox, Jun 16, 2013.

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  1. Crashbox
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    I was wondering who else uses the Redding Profile Crimp dies, any opinions pro or con, and whether you use them for cast, jacketed, plated, or all types of projectiles.

    For the record, I use them for .357 Magnum loads of all types.

    Thank you in advance, and Happy Father's Day to all the REAL fathers out there.
     
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    I bought one used with some other mixed dies. I got the one for the 45 Cal. from 45 ACP to 454 Casull. It is the profile die and I love it as it does probably the best roll crimp I've seen and now use it exclusively for my 454 casull as the crimp is critical on them. I've actually gone to use a couple brands of dies for example Lyman M expander dies and Redding crimp dies. I also use RCBS bullet seaters and expander dies for 45 Colt and 45-70 cast bullets. I combine these with Lee sizer and powder though die. from 45 Colt to 45-70 with Lee only for 9mm and 45 ACP.
     
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    Me, too!
    Best roll crimp. .38/.357.
     
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    They are very good.
     
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    I have one in .38/357 and will acquire one in .44 as well. Great crimping die.
     
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    "Accidently" ordered the "wrong" crimp die about 15 years ago and got my first Redding Profile Crimp die. I have been using one for .44 Magnums and Specials and 357 Magnums and 38 Specials since then, almost exclusively...
     
  7. Crashbox
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    Thanks for the responses thus far y'all.

    It appears I made a good investment in the RPCD from what I've read here, regardless of bullet type...
     
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    I have one or two Redding Profile crimp dies that i have obtained since i got a Hornady L-N-L progressive. They perform well.

    In general, Redding dies are my die set of choice with RCBS a close second.
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    I was mainly curious if anyone had any negative experiences with said profile crimp dies as I was searching for a possible answer to a problem which I think may be fixed.

    My experience with the RPCD and jacketed projectiles has been outstanding. I thought maybe the die was perhaps squishing lead bullets such that it was causing inconsistent neck tension and resultant possible accuracy issues, but whatever I've done seems to have fixed the problem and I left the RPCD alone.

    Needless to say, I'm happy that my .357/Herco paper-punching load is working again like it should since I have a keg of the stuff...
     
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