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366 12ga 2 3/4" crimping die

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  1. ec90t

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    366 12ga 2 3/4

    I'm in need of a 12ga 2 3/4" 366 crimping die. If you have one to sell, please let me know.

    Thanks,

    ec90t
     
  2. shadow

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    Somewhere in my collection of junk I have an extra. Give me a couple of days to find it and it is yours for the shipping.
     
  3. ec90t

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    366 12ga 2 3/4

    Thanks shadow!

    If you want the 3" on my press, I'd be more than happy to send it to ya.

    ec90t
     
  4. JLW

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    I'm not certain, but can't you simply change the nut?
    My assumption is, the O.D.-I.D. and thread size is the same on the barrels; the opening size on the nut is different?-Jerald
     
  5. ec90t

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    366 12ga 2 3/4

    Jerald,

    On a 366 (of any year/maker), the second stage of the crimping process is done by means of a sleeve which slides over the hull. In the inside of this sleeve is the cone that actually caves in the initial crimp. These sleves are made for each length of hull. The only way to make a 3" capable of caving in the crimp on a 2 3/4" hull is to remove some of the skirt on the die. This was going to be my next try if I couldn't find a factory 2 3/4" die.

    ec90t
     
  6. JLW

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    Sorry- guess I had the "resize" die on my mind!-Jerald
     
  7. Bvr Tail

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    ec,

    A few years ago I was having trouble with AA Super Handicap casings in my 366. I tried everything, then finally called the manufacturer. They said they had just come out with a new finish die that will work on the new AA's.

    I waited till the Grand at Vandalia, and picked one up there. The new die is straight-walled inside(no taper), made of aluminum, and works well on all casings.

    You might want to invest in a newer one. I know there have been at least two changes in this die since I bought mine in 1988.

    Hope this helps.......Danny
     
  8. 333t

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    The 3" to 2 3/4" conversion of the crimp die is easy if you have access to a lathe. The open end is trimmed to the proper length and radius the corners of the new cut. I did one and it works fine.

    Phil
     
  9. ec90t

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    366 12ga 2 3/4

    Phil,

    That's going to be my next try if I don't come up with a die.

    Danny,

    Thanks for the heads-up on the dies. I had no idea them made any changes in the design. I've been scouring the net for info on these loaders since I'm new to them. I load primarily Remington hulls and a few Federals from time to time. I'll probably never load another Winchester hull.

    ec90t
     
  10. shadow

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    Pretty busy yesterday, but will be searching for it today EC. Hornady sent me a new die when I was having troubles with the old one crimping the "new and improved" AA hulls. Couldnt tell one bit of difference in the way the new die worked vs the old one. I stuck it in a drawer somewhere and forgot it. That was before we moved almost 4 years ago.

    The search begins--you may not hear from me for a while. I'm a packrat and have many years collection of mostly JUNK!
     
  11. ec90t

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    Shadow,

    I'm in no big hurry. I had to cure myself of the packrat syndrome sometime back.

    If you've moved, then it's hard saying what you'll find. Lol.

    ec90t
     
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    ec90t----Eureka!!!! I have found it!

    PM me with your adress and the part will be in the mail when I next go to town.
     
  13. ec90t

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    Thanks again shadow.

    PM has been sent.

    ec90t
     
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