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Old April 9, 2000, 05:42 AM   #1
Wild Billy
Join Date: April 8, 2000
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I want start reloading the .40S&W.
Should I buy the 4 die set from Lyman or a traditionnal 3 die set from another maker ?
Some say a 4 die set with a separate crimping die is better.
Why ? What do yall think ?
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Old April 9, 2000, 08:05 AM   #2
Patrick Graham
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I like to crimp separatly but I'm using a Dillion 550. If you are using a single stage press then use the 3 die set to save time.
If you have a Lyman turret press.. go for the 4 die set.
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Old April 9, 2000, 10:00 AM   #3
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What press are you using?

"All my ammo is factory ammo"

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Old April 9, 2000, 11:42 AM   #4
Bud Helms
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Even when I was struggling with a single stage press loading for .45 ACP, I used a separate taper crimper, because I am convinced it is the right way to load for an "auto" pistol.

I don't see that you have a choice, except whether to buy it separate or as part of the die set.

All my ammo is custom made.

[This message has been edited by sensop (edited April 11, 2000).]
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Old April 9, 2000, 12:39 PM   #5
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I crimp with the 4th station on the Dillon 550B. So I bought Dillon dies. However, on a single stage, a three die set will save you a lot of time. I personally feel that you should crimp sepeartely.

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Old April 9, 2000, 12:58 PM   #6
Wild Billy
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Well I use a RCBS Rock Chucker.
Thank you guys ,I think I will go for the Lyman 4 die set.
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