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Old 06-23-2018, 05:53   #1
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38 S&W Dies from Lee

Finally got a set of dies for 38 S&W and look forward to reloading, 38 S&W was a .361 size bullet, I and most of us have an abundance of .358, I have heard of reloading hollow base wad cutters as they may expand enough to cover the disparity in diameter, also have heard of powder coating and baking as this adds a little to the diameter.
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lots of vendors sell .361 bullets......just not cheap......
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if I could find a hollow base .361 mold I would be happy to pour my own.
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if I could find a hollow base .361 mold I would be happy to pour my own.
and sell any leftover to anyone wanting to load .38/40

edit 8/12 nevermind.....i'd forgotten that .38/40 actually uses a .401 bullet
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I can think of two options:
1. the less expensive- have a custom mold maker make you a .361-.362 mold. you probably should have it made close to the original factory bullets.

Accurate Molds: Custom Bullet Molds
http://hochmoulds.com/
https://leeprecision.com/custom-serv...-bullet-molds/

2. more expensive- a Corbin swaging die to "bump up" your .358 bullets to .361-.s62

Corbin Swaging Dies
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Thank you for the many tips.
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