bustedknuckles
bustedknuckles
2 posts
Joined October 2014

45acp switch to auto rim

This is my 1st post, most everything else I've had question about I can find in a web search.
I have a 550, I want to reload 45ar for my 1917. My question is what do I need to add so I can reload 45ar considering that I'm already set up for 45acp?
I have all components, along with a dedicated toolhead with 45acp set up.
I thought I could just swap the shell plate, but what about dies, powder funnel, or locators?
Thanks
dillon
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dillon
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Joined July 2007

RE: 45acp switch to auto rim

All you need to change are the shellplate and the brass locator buttons. You will probably have to tweak the die adjustments slightly when changing between the two cartridges.
bustedknuckles
bustedknuckles
2 posts
Joined October 2014

RE: 45acp switch to auto rim

Thanks. I just ordered a shell plate. This pistol sees very little use, being it's 100 years old, my plan is to just load 100 pcs with a light charge for occasional plinking.
Are there any button locators that may suffice?