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Offline GMP

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Re: Resizing .38 bullets to 9mm?
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2019, 10:59:59 PM »
I load and shoot only .358 size coated lead in my CZs and Beretta.  Anything smaller leaded too much.  Barrels slugged @ .3555 to 356 so .358 is correct.  The key is to use a proper expander that is also long enough as not to swage the base down from the case taper.  I use the NOE two stage rifle length plugs shortened to match seating depth in a Lee die, in its own station. This has worked excellent with decent brass. 

I had originally given up on coated when I tried .356/.357 but after getting the size and process dialed in I'm quite pleased.
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Offline John A.

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Re: Resizing .38 bullets to 9mm?
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2019, 11:13:23 AM »
I have some jacketed armscor 158 grain 38/357 bullets.

You guys reckon I could try to run a few through the 9mm sizer without problems?   I know the Israeli's used 158 gr bullets in their uzi.  I always assumed they were actually 38/357 bullets because I have never seen or heard of 158 in 9mm, other than the IMI and Prvi loaded ammo.
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Offline deadsh0t

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Re: Resizing .38 bullets to 9mm?
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2019, 03:21:47 AM »
I load and shoot only .358 size coated lead in my CZs and Beretta.  Anything smaller leaded too much.  Barrels slugged @ .3555 to 356 so .358 is correct.  The key is to use a proper expander that is also long enough as not to swage the base down from the case taper.  I use the NOE two stage rifle length plugs shortened to match seating depth in a Lee die, in its own station. This has worked excellent with decent brass. 

I had originally given up on coated when I tried .356/.357 but after getting the size and process dialed in I'm quite pleased.

What dies in specific are you using to have a good result? Or where can I buy what's working for you?