looking for .380 carbide die set

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired Classifieds' started by Bert, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Bert

    Bert Banned

    Mar 4, 2007

    my usual vendors are backordered (for a while now).

    Anyone know a reliable source where I can get a set of carbide .380 Auto dies ?

    Thanks, Bert
  2. I am NOT very knowledgeable on the finer points on relaoding, but I seem to recall a buddy using 9mm dies to reload .380.

  3. lcdrdanr

    lcdrdanr Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    I saw a used set of Pacific, non-carbide, in my LGS yesterday for $10, I'll go down there today and see if they are still there.

    I don't think a 9mm Luger die will work on the .380, they are not like the .38 Special and .357 Mag; the .380 is different dimensions than the 9mm Luger. The 9mm is 0.380 at the case mouth, 0.391 at the base and 0.394 on the rim while the .380 is 0.373 at the case mouth, .374 at the base and .374 on the rim as well as being almost 2/10" shorter.

    Just because the bullets are the same size does not mean the same dies will work, think .45 Colt and .45ACP.

    No sweat if you don't want them, they're not carbide, but after a search on Auction Arms, GunBroker, and E-Bay, there are no .380 dies available. I don't reload .380 and don't have any dies although I do have a Lee Loader and a bunch of range pickup brass so I could if I needed to.

    Dan R
  4. Brian10962001

    Brian10962001 Banned

    Jan 16, 2009
    I've made .380's using 9mm dies, the Lee dies will do it I know for sure.
  5. jimwiggs

    jimwiggs Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2006
    Cocoa, FL
    Check Ebay, they usually have a lot of reloading equipment listed.

  6. Cubriver_Kid

    Cubriver_Kid New Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    I picked up a set of RCBS carbide die's at Sportsmans Warehouse. I also bought a 90gr 2 bullet mold made by lyman, from Midway, they both work great. You might check Midway online for the dies. Good Luck!