The Redding Micrometer Adjustable Crimp Die - 38/357 is a specialty die to apply crimp to the cartridge case mouth, the final step in the reloading process. Redding's micrometer-adjustable crimping dies offer repeatable, top adjustment for more precise
This crimp die applies a profile crimp (i.e. roll crimp on rimmed calibres) or taper crimp if the cartridge headspaces on the case mouth (i.e. most pistol calibres). A generous radius of the die-mouth aids bullet entry into the case, great for progressive reloading.
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These dies have standard threads (7/8" x 14tpi), so can be used on most reloading machines. They are well suited for progressive reloading machines where space on the tool head is limited, and the top-adjustments offer incredible convenience.
Case lube is not required on crimp dies. In general, as part of a progressive reloading process, we recommend using an easy-to-apply, spray-on case lubricant like Dillon's DCL, with lanolin (DLN-13733).
Case lube saves wear and tear on the cartridge cases and your reloading equipment; you'll feel the significant reduction in force required to operate the press!
This die set can be used to load the following calibres: .38 Special and .357 Magnum
|Manufacturer Part Number||31282|
|Shipping Weight (Kg)||0.5|
|Crimp Die Adjustment||Micrometer|
|Crimp Die Type||Profile Crimp|
|Screw Thread||7/8" x 14 tpi|
|Reloading Application||Progressive, Turret, Single Stage|
|Die Family||Redding Micrometer Adjustable Crimp Die|
|Die Function||Crimp Only|
|Number of Dies in Set||Individual Die|