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Old March 26, 2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Best Seating Die for 40S&W on Hornady LNL AP

Hey Guys,
Wondering if anyone has had good sucess with a specific seating die for the most consistant AOL on 40S&W.
Using Berry's 180gr FP with a Lee seater and find it varies +/- .009 from 1.120 to 1.129 when targeting 1.125.
Might be the seater stem with the Berry's bullet?
Anyone tried the Hornady with the Micro adjuster?
Is it worth the money for the Redding version of that seater die with adjuster?
Any feed back would be great!
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Old March 27, 2012, 01:46 PM   #2
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Maybe you got a bad die? I'd try calling Lee and see what they say. I've got several sets of Lee dies (including .40) and have never had any trouble with them.

Also, try measuring the bullets before seating them. Maybe that's what's off.
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Old March 27, 2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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"Best Seating Die for 40S&W on Hornady LNL AP"

I don't know if anyone has published a study on that combo yet. ??
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Old March 27, 2012, 09:55 PM   #4
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best seating die .40 S+W on my LnL AP is the Hornady die with the sliding sleave. But, I also use in station 5 an RCBS seating die with the seating stem retracted to taper crimp any flare out of the mouth. I have to admit I only load one cartridge at a time for better control of the results( coal and amount of powder in cartriidge). when loading in production mode coal seems to vary

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