Author Topic: .45 ACP/.45 Schofield  (Read 3979 times)

Two-Bits

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.45 ACP/.45 Schofield
« on: November 15, 2013, 07:40:30 PM »
Does anyone use LEE .45 Schofield Dies to reload your .45 ACP?  I know that the Schofield Brass is longer than the ACP Brass, but it seems like you should be able to use the same dies for sizing and bullet seating.  I'm not sure about belling the case and activating the powder drop.  I know that the shell holder is different.  Maybe I can save a few bucks if some of the dies are interchangeable.

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VICIOUS

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Re: .45 ACP/.45 Schofield
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 06:27:13 PM »
HI; I use a Lee flare die to flare my 45 colt and 45 schofield. Prefer lee flare dies for all flaring.

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Re: .45 ACP/.45 Schofield
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 05:50:43 AM »
Probably need to get a Lee Factory Crimp die for the .45acp.  The Schofield crimp die is too long for acp and besided, you need a taper crimp on the acp.

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Garrison Joe

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Re: .45 ACP/.45 Schofield
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 06:51:32 AM »
Nope, that would NOT be where I would try to save a few dollars!

Schofield sizer will leave brass sized to .480" on the outside rather than .473.  Won't taper crimp.  Probably won't be short enough in some of the dies.   Good .45 auto dies will last forever and you will be much more likely to get the 1911 to cycle flawlessly with properly sized ammo.  Folks have enough problems understanding how to load .45 auto with the correct dies.

Never in a million years would I even try Schofield dies.

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