Redding are the dies I have too, should have mentioned that in my earlier post. Probably the best of all for dies that crimp in a single step.My go to for straight-wall cartridges is to get a 3-die set (RCBS or Redding) then get a profile crimp die from Redding.
They may be a bit more money, but I have been very impressed with the profile crimp dies from Redding.
Let me add this: a roll crimp is very sensitive to case length. The three die sets are usually roll crimp. a taper crimp or a Lee FCD are less sensitive to case length, but it still matters if you are trying to build very accurate ammo. Bottom line is trim your .44 hulls. All the HP revolver rounds are very sensitive to start pressure.
Thanks Orange Dust and everyone else for these little tips. I’m sure there’s going to be a learning curve with the pistol rounds but with these tips it’ll make it easier with less components wasted. And I realize that you usually find out these tips the hard way!Another tip on loading these things. Only expand just enough to start a jacketed bullet.
I’ve read this and will heed the advice.