Well, it rained over 3" saturday so I spent a lot of time at the press and such.
Maybe it's been done, but, I wanted to see if I could make a .380 auto casing from a .223 rem.
Yep, it can be done. They have the same dimensions at the base and fit the same shell holder for the press. I did not load a round in the finished casing as the wall thickness is thicker on the.223 at the length required for the .380. With some turning and shaving it would work. Is it worth it? I guess, if you have a .380 and can't get brass for it, otherwise, NO!
3 grains of Bullseye. Sounds simple enough, and it is. What can you do with 3 grains of Bullseye?
Load .380 Auto, 90 gr bullets at 850 fps. ( in the "optimum performance " range for Hornady XTP hollow point)
Load "Cowboy" ammo for .38 Special. 158 gr RN at 700fps.
Load Padre Plinkers, 125gr conical at 750 fps.
OK so maybe 3 grains of bullseye aint too special. I still loaded about 400 rounds of different stuff and didn't adjust my powder dump. I thought that was kinda cool.
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