Lee powder thru expander like Double Alpha

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  1. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 12 Air Medals.

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    A couple of months ago someone posted a email address for a company that sells Lee powder thru expanders that are like the Double Alpha or M die but for Lee.
    Have been doing searches but with no luck.
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. dkf

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    NOE makes very limited sizes in the powder thru. The non powder through expander plugs fit in the Lee universal flare die and the powder thru flare die (pistol length) but obviously no thru hole and slightly shorter.
     

  3. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 12 Air Medals.

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    Thanks but need powder thru for 9mm and 45. Guess just need to stick with belling the case.
     
  4. Uncle Don

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    Now I know what you are asking. Why couldn't you simply modify the "belling" portion of the standard die by filing away the Bell? That way, the top of the case simply pushes up on that part without expansion.

    While the die body is case hardened, I'd be very surprised if internal parts are. Seems it would be worth a try with a dremel - wouldn't be out much if it didn't work because that part would be cheap. Hope I'm understanding right.
     
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