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Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss

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Reloading dies for 7.5 swiss

#1 Post by lamontagne0527 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:41 pm

I'm going to start reloading 7.5x55 for my gewehr 1911 and am wondering about die selection. Will the 7.5 swiss Lee die set be sufficient for the task? The reason I ask is I noticed Hornady I believe has 2 die sets for the 7.5x55 marked just 7.5 swiss (for rifle not revolver) and then another set for 7.5 k31 reloading. Is there a significant difference or are the Lee sets more than adequate for the gewehr 1911 chamber?

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#2 Post by Rapidrob » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:05 pm

Yes, there is a difference in die sizes internally. If you have brass fired in a K-31 and neck sized only for your M-1911 or K-11, you would not be able to close the bolt.
For a M1911 you want the Hornandy Full Length dies or the NEW RCBS dies ( not older ones).
If loading for the K31 you can use the LEE dies with no problem but not for the M1911.
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#3 Post by lamontagne0527 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:15 pm

Alright so the Lee dies are a no go for the gewehr 1911. I wasn't aware there was that large of a difference in chamber sizes since both the 1911 and k31 used standard gp11 ammo. Thanks for the heads up.

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#4 Post by Rapidrob » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:16 pm

It isn't the chamber size,its the die makers got the taper wrong for the 1911 rifles. Had they made the dies for GP-11 there would be no problem. They used fired cases from a K-31.
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#5 Post by sowbelle » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:48 pm

I have read on many different sources that the Redding full length sizing die is the best to use for all 7.5 Swiss chambers. I use it and have never experienced any issues. Just my .02😃

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#6 Post by Rapidrob » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:07 pm

I use Reading dies but they are expensive.
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