.45 Acp Seating question

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    .45 Acp Seating question

    I'm using a old Lyman Seating die for .45 ACP I was loading 200 SWC.

    With the die I only have the SWC seater. Now I purchased some Berry's plated fmj Rn bullets to load so my question is: In a pinch is it okay to seat Ball with a SWC seater?
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    Will work just fine, be sure to check OAL with a dial caliper.
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    If you have a Taper Crimp Die....much better accuracy, less chance of jams due to being little too large for chamber too.

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    In a pinch, it will be fine. I've done it before just because I was too lazy to change out seating plugs in favor of the round nose one.

    You may find that the SWC seating plug will cut, score, or rub the noses of the round nose bullets, leaving some sort of ring around the bullet's noses. The plated bullets will be even more prone to this marring. It will only be a cosmetic issue and will not affect the accuracy of the load you have prepared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    In a pinch, it will be fine. I've done it before just because I was too lazy to change out seating plugs in favor of the round nose one.

    You may find that the SWC seating plug will cut, score, or rub the noses of the round nose bullets, leaving some sort of ring around the bullet's noses. The plated bullets will be even more prone to this marring. It will only be a cosmetic issue and will not affect the accuracy of the load you have prepared.
    Hoped you would show up here. I never loaded swc before in an acp, so didnt know about this one.
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