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Rockchopper

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.45 colt/.454?
« on: October 30, 2010, 06:43:52 pm »
since the .454 casull is based off a stretched .45 colt case does anyone know of any problems i'd encounter using the colt dies to load .454's? I know the dillion conversion plate is the same. Primers shouldn't be a problem.and I can change the depth of the crimp to accomodate the longer cartridge. Other than just using a bigger powder bar and primer tube I think I can get away with this. the possibililty of depriming and sizing issues is my only worry please feedback any problems that I may have missed.thank you.

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    Re: .45 colt/.454?
    « Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 08:17:51 pm »
    You may have trouble full length sizing the case if the die isn't deep enough, other than that it should work fine.  What brand of dies are you using?
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    Re: .45 colt/.454?
    « Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 06:53:03 pm »
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    Re: .45 colt/.454?
    « Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010, 07:33:32 pm »
    My RCBS carbide 357 dies are deep enough that I can load 38, 357 mag, and 357 max with them, I'd ass/u/me that they would build their 45 dies the same way.  Be careful though, if your sizing die isn't deep enough you'll have trouble putting the rounds back in the cylinder. 

    I'd run one case through the size/decap die and get the mics out.  You'll have your answer.
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    Re: .45 colt/.454?
    « Reply #4 on: November 05, 2010, 01:53:05 pm »
    thank you after researching further I should be alright. just gotta get some brass for the real test. thank you for your input

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