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New to 10mm. Need some reloading die recommendations!

Discussion in '10mm Reloading Forum' started by mattmcg, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. chippy


    Jun 21, 2010

    That's what I would buy. I really like the Factory Crimp Die. I use this with my RCBS .40/10mm carbide dies. This 4 die set is a much better deal.
  2. Kegs

    Kegs Ol 8 fingers ;)

    Oct 26, 2009
    Cold side of conus
    I would replace the barrel instead of bothering with the push-through die gizmo. The stock barrel will weaken the brass, causing separations near the feed ramp because of it's large tolerance in the breach.

    The aftermarket barrels will not have these issues - so no "push through" brass gizmo necessary, and your brass stays nice and solid through several reloads.

    The aftermarket barrels also have traditional rifling, so less build up of lead for using lead bullets.

    BTW, I own a Lee 3-pcs. dieset, which works just fine once you set it up. I just use a sharpie marker on the threads and body of the dies to ensure consistent sizing/taper crimp. I occasionally check COAL and inspect the cartridges to ensure everything is right.

    Like everyone else is saying, don't bother with the case trimmer, these brass aren't going to need trimming. :supergrin:

  3. I use the RCBS carbide dies with the Lee factory crimp die. If I were buying it again I would have just got the Lee dies. Using the factory barrel I had a lot of brass split lengthwise where once I switched to the LWD barrel that issue is gone. It is much better supported so no more bulges. I lose my brass long before they ever wear out. I have tested my load in 10 test brass to 30 reloads and they are still fine. No noticable stretch with my current setup. I get the same results in my 40 loads. You will find Longshot powder to give maximum performance with minimal pressure. CCI-350 primers work well too with this powder.