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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by captain awesome, Feb 27, 2020.

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  1. captain awesome

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    Hey guys I am curious if any of y'all know any reason why I shouldn't use a 460 S&W shellplate or a 50AE shell plate for loading 44 mag, 445 supermag, 45 colt, or 454 casull? Specifically the Dillon 650 shellplates....they are pricey and I already have the 50AE and 460 S&W shellplates. Seems silly to me to invest in more when the case heads of those cartridges are all so close to each other dimensionally.
     
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    .460 S&W
    #C Shellplate - #12986 - If Dillon has this listed for other cartridges, the shell plate will work. But everything else in the kit may not? Compare numbers for the 650.

    My old Dillon RL-450 instructions has this sheet. scan0008.jpg

    Funny that the Dillon online 450 instructions dont include my chart. :thumbdown:
     
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    Match the 650 numbers 20200227_182323.jpg The adapter & funnel is different?
     
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    The .460 S&W #C Shellplate - #12986 will load 460s&w, 44 mag , 445, 45 Colt and 454 casull. I think? o_O
     
  5. captain awesome

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    Seems to, the 460 has the widest rim at .520 but the .45 colt is .512. According to the Hornady reloading handbook. The others are all within a couple thousandths of an inch. I mounted the 460 shellplate a bit ago and ran 100 rounds and it seems to work just fine. I believe they made a separate 50AE one because of the odd angle coming up from the rim to the walls....but that's just my theory...maybe they just want to sell more conversion kits ;)
     
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    The odd thing is, on the online conversion calculator(so you don't have to buy duplicate parts, the calculator is not made by Dillon as far as I know) says different shellplate for the 460....it says 45 colt uses shellplate "H"
    And a different one yet for 44 mag...#4?:thumbdown:

    The chart Dillon made in 2007 says 45 colt uses shellplate "C" so if it was good enough then, then guess it should be now...
     
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  7. Nature Boy

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    I’d call Dillon and talk it over with the CS rep
     
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    ^ Call them and avoid confusion. You can buy the powder funnels, and different locator pins if necessary, separately and save money if you can use the same shell plate.
     
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