Big John K
Big John K
1 post
Joined May 2010

Question on .380 Semiauto

Long time handloader for .45C and .45ACP, 38/357, 5.56, 30-30, .45-70, and 12G shot shells. Recently bought a S&W .380 EZ 2.0. Do I need to buy a set up for the .380 or can I use the 38/357 dies, etc?
divejj
divejj
137 posts
Joined December 2012

RE: Question on .380 Semiauto

You'll need everything for the 380. The bullet is smaller... (380) .355 vs. .357 for the 38/357, and if using the 650, every part is different for the conversion kit. Even the crimp will be different, as the 380 will take a taper crimp. The only thing that would be redundant, is if you use the Mr. Bulletfeeder, the dropper would be the same. The case feed plate is the same, but you need to add a washer for the 38
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divejj
divejj
137 posts
Joined December 2012

RE: Question on .380 Semiauto

I set the end of that as a table, but the system took out all my space and bunched it all together. If you look closely, you can make out what I was getting at.