Author Topic: Converting Progressive to Universal or progressive Caliber change  (Read 6142 times)

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Airstreemer

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I just bought a very nice progressive in .38 Special.
I want a .45 ACP and was wondering if it is possible to either convert it to .45 ACP or turn it into a Universal machine.
I am not new to reloading, just new to the beautiful STAR
Thanks for any guidance you can give me...

johnfreeman

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Re: Converting Progressive to Universal or progressive Caliber change
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 06:38:50 am »
Hello. I am not aware of this being possible , but I believe I read that there are some working on this modification.

Scott L

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Re: Converting Progressive to Universal or progressive Caliber change
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 05:33:32 pm »
All,
Here is a modification I made to my .38spl Progressive. I made the slots wide enough to R & R the .45acp case.
It's so much easier to fix a problem and not have to rotate the cases out!!!
Basically copied Dillon's RL-1000.
Scott

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Re: Converting Progressive to Universal or progressive Caliber change
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 09:09:24 pm »
That's a very nice job. Do I understand that this unit is a Progressive that you modified to Universal-like performance?

Scott L

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Re: Converting Progressive to Universal or progressive Caliber change
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2015, 10:05:29 pm »
Yes, it is a progressive press. The shellplate must be the progressive outside diameter to work.