Can I reload colt 45s with my hornady 450 die set?

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Can I reload colt 45s with my hornady 450 die set?

Postby Tripplebeards » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:50 pm

Will this work or are the dies too long?
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Re: Can I reload colt 45s with my hornady 450 die set?

Postby Bmt85 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:17 pm

Looking at the dimensions of both cartridges in the Hornady loading manual, I'm betting on no. It looks like it will get close, but not quite there. Big thing I'm seeing is that the 45 colt is over .4" shorter, yet both cartridges are suppose to sized to .480" O.D. at their case mouth. I have a feeling you won't get proper tension on the bullet if you do it. It's worth trying, but I'm thinking it won't work.
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