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"Bad Joke Friday" Dan (moderator emeritus)
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I just purchased a Ruger 38/357 flat top (Jan 1958 manuf.).  Some of the loads I'll use will utilize the wadcutter format. All of the Dillon dies I've used in 44, 45 and 454 are constructed for either SWC or round nose bullets. I've had problems with the die leaving a ring indentation on the 454 LBT bullets and am concerned I'll have the same problem with the wadcutters.

Anyone know if the Dillon 38/357 seating die supports the wadcutter format, and if not, what die manufacturer does?

Dan
 

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"Bad Joke Friday" Dan (moderator emeritus)
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Jack,

I'm a fan of the RCBS dies, so will order a set. They create a very minor problem for my Dillon 550 as the round set nuts are larger than the Dillon dies set nuts and overlap from the die platform insert onto the frame, making it a little harder to remove the die platform (change powders, etc.), but not a big problem.

Sure appreciate the help and am looking forward getting started. I have a taper die so I'll start with that and seat the bullet flush.

Dan
 

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"Bad Joke Friday" Dan (moderator emeritus)
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IDShooter,

Sounds like Hornady is a likely candidate also. I have access to RCBS within 30 miles, but will have to call Hornady to check on their current version.  As you can guess, I'm anxious to get started with my new toy.

During this past winter, I shot indoors quite a bit and found I could shoot the Ruger single actions competitively with the S&W boys and their 625's, with or without red dots. The .44/.45's held their own, so I'd thought I'd try the single action .38 in target load format and see how it compares to the other calibers. During the Bullseye sessions, the heavier 44/45 loads and the rapid fire segment was fairly challenging, so am looking for an even lighter load as most of my competitors shoot .22's with red dots for Bullseye. My single action and iron sights were a little out of place! I thought about using black powder so they couldn't see the target but never got around to it.

Thanks for the help.

Dan
 
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