This die was specifically developed in response to the increased popularity of loading Hornady FTX bullets in the 45-70 cartridge. The FTX bullet requires the case to be trimmed down slightly shorter than SAAMI specifications which prevents standard reloading dies from properly crimping. The Redding 45-70 FTX die has a lowered crimping section allowing it to perfectly crimp cases loaded with FTX bullets. This die may also be used on standard length 45-70 cases as long as it is backed out slightly.
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