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When I shoop .38 Specials, they go into the charge holes easier than they come out. Shooting .357 magnum loads results in an even more dramatic case expansion in the cylinder. Question is, if I re-load brass that's already expanded, what will happen the next time I shoot it?
 

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It expands in the cylinder. It can only expand soooo much. When you reload, the first die usually re-sizes back to an orignal size diameter. Tracy
 

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My Lee dies (first die) knocks the primer out an full length re-sizes the case. I do use Lee Factory Crimp Die as a last step, but thats more for a check than anything else. Never used one for 38/357's, only my 45's. Never had any probs with my 38/357 reloads. Tracy
 
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