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gwpercle

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NOE Expander Plug size
« on: March 02, 2019, 07:47:48 AM »
Going to order M type case expander plugs  for the following : Am I ordering the correct ones .

1.) NOE 358-124-TC-GC sized to .357 for loading into 9mm Luger :  .357 x .353 (P) Exp Plug Auto Pistol
 after sizing the bullets measure  .357 on the money.

2.) NOE 360-160-WC-PB sized to .358 for loading in 38 Special :  .358 x .354 (P) Exp Plug .
 after sizing the bullets measure  .358 on the money .

I am fairly sure these are the correct exp. plugs ...but a second opinion is always a good thing to have.

I ordered a exp. plug when I ordered  two different  41 magnum moulds.... after using I realized how well they work  ... I should have ordered one with the other NOE moulds ...they are so sweet !

Really Like the new Site....Awesome Job Guys !
Gary
« Last Edit: March 02, 2019, 07:50:30 AM by gwpercle »

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Re: NOE Expander Plug size
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 08:09:07 AM »
Generally speaking expander plugs should be 2 thou over and 2 thou under bullet diameter, you want no more than 2 thou bullet retention.

In each case you have chosen 4 thou bullet retention which risks bullet deformation.

.357" would need a .359 x .355 expander.

.358" would need a .360 x .356 expander.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2019, 01:17:02 AM by dromia »

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Re: NOE Expander Plug size
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 02:27:57 PM »
Thanks dromia for information ,   I have now ordered the correct size exp. plugs.
I was correct in asking for a second opinion ..... it wouldn't have been the first time I ordered the wrong thing.
Appreciate the help,
Gary

 



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