Speed Die explanation
Posted by on 09 April 2012 10:35 AM

Speed dies were discontinued in the late 90's.

The Speed die does everything a 3-die set does by combining some steps, and by providing a removable carbide-sizing ring. When used in a single stage press, the Speed die is faster because one doesn't need to keep changing die bodies to perform different tasks. Simply swapping internal components accomplishes the same thing. The speed dies can only be used for jacketed bullets, can't be used for cast bullets.

Cartridges that were available at one time:

  • 9mm Luger
  • 38 Special
  • 357 Mag
  • 44 Mag
  • 45 ACP