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need Taper Crimp Die in .44mag
« on: March 31, 2018, 11:52:01 AM »
Setting up a new to me machine in .44mag. It came with .44 special dies so I should be close to what I need?
Can I use a 1/2" powder slide or should I plan on getting a 5/8".
Any other problems I might run into?
The hole for the taper crimp is the star threaded type.
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Re: need Taper Crimp Die in .44mag
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 12:30:52 PM »
I have a 44 Taper Crimp Die in stock.   I also have a beautiful Redding Profile Crimp die with the Star 11/16-24 thread.

1/2" or 5/8"?  depends on your charge, but you can probably get by with 1/2" for 44 Special.  For 44 Magnum I would definitely go 5/8" unless you plan to shoot powder puff loads.

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Setting up a new to me machine in .44mag. It came with .44 special dies so I should be close to what I need?
Can I use a 1/2" powder slide or should I plan on getting a 5/8".
Any other problems I might run into?
The hole for the taper crimp is the star threaded type.
Thanks
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Re: need Taper Crimp Die in .44mag
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 10:06:44 AM »
Bruce is your best bet for the TC die. 

this may be of interest to you. I have a 1/2" star bar for 8.9 grs of 700-X pwd. a 2pc star 3/16 spacer bar set, and the 00 pwd housing base with the proper length screws,  can ship the 3 items to your for $60 by  small flat rate box within the US.
All are in pristine condition.
If this will get you started,let me know.

arh in California
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Re: need Taper Crimp Die in .44mag
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 12:54:52 PM »
Greetings,

The Taper Crimp die works well for light loads.

For heavy loads consider buying a second seating die to use for roll crimping at the last station.

Cheers,

Dave

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Re: need Taper Crimp Die in .44mag
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 06:19:36 PM »
Thanks for the advise.
I'll be shooting heavy loads out of a revolver so I'll go for the tighter roll crimp.

When I set up the extra head for .45 Lc I'll use a taper crimp as they will be light lead loads.

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Re: need Taper Crimp Die in .44mag
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 08:46:32 PM »
The Redding Profile Crimp die is a Roll Crimp Die, and it is the better choice for 44 Magnum.

From Redding:

"These handgun cartridge crimp dies were designed for those who want the best possible crimp. Profile crimp dies provide a tighter, more uniform roll type crimp, and requires the bullet to be seated to the correct depth in a previous  operation.  These dies are not for cartridges that headspace on the case mouth. "


I have extra 44 Seating dies also.


Greetings,

The Taper Crimp die works well for light loads.

For heavy loads consider buying a second seating die to use for roll crimping at the last station.

Cheers,

Dave
« Last Edit: April 02, 2018, 09:24:50 AM by rbwillnj »
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