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Black Powder reloading Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Mikecon2, Mar 26, 2012.

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  1. Mikecon2

    Mikecon2 Member

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    A friend who is blind (yes) reloads 12ga Black powder using a manual Lee reloader. He would like to get a nice finished crimp on the shotshell. Can anyone advise where he might be able to purchase a manual final crimp?
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  2. jhoward

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    Maybe buy a older, cheap single stage press and remove all of the dies except the crimp stages?
     
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    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    It is kind of bizzare - a blind guy loading ammo? Does he shoot it too?

    Always though it would be fun to go on a quail hunt with Stevie Wonder ....
     
  5. Franklin

    Franklin TS Member

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    please do not use a reloading press to measure the black powder or it could go boom. sorry, just the dad in me.
     
  6. goatskin

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    'Lee Loader' ... like this one?


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    It will crimp just fine, and you really don't need the crimp starters, but you have to play with it a while to get a 'feel'.

    If he is using a loading block, and doing batch operations, he will knock out perfect shells in no time, at all.

    OTOH, if he is using a Lee Load-All, he can automate the process, some, and get perfect crimps, but I don't think their thimbles are big enough to drop 55-80gn of Holy Black, so he would have to dip, anyhow.

    I load my BP bullets (and virtually all of my duck & goose bullets) on a Lee Loader, and do both star- and roll-crimps.

    Bob
     
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