hobbyinn
hobbyinn
1 post
Joined February 2010

.38 seating die stem

I have only been loading .38 wadcutters with this die since 1994.  Now I want to do some round nose and .357s.  The bullet die stem which is the reversable style says 38WC on it and both sides are the same...flat.  I could not find different stems by themself on the website.  I take it there are different stems for different shape bullets?  I may have lost them in the several moves since 94.  BTW...Dillon's service and support is second none.  Thanks. 
dillon
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dillon
2,879 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: .38 seating die stem

Die parts are not available online. Please phone or e-mail us for one. The WC seat stem is flat on either end. The RN and SWC seat stems are on the same stem. Stock # 14427
adminintl2
adminintl2
7 posts
Joined November 2009

RE: .38 seating die stem

My 40 years old Lyman .38/.357 dies are not flared and caused many hangups in station 1 of my XL650, so I recently replaced them with a set of Dillon dies.  These came with 2 seating stems :

- a reversible RN/SWC
- a flat WC profile on both ends.