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PW & Steel Hulls

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by T-Sobania, Jan 11, 2012.

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  1. T-Sobania

    T-Sobania TS Member

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    I have loaded a few thousand steel based hulls (gun clubs & top guns)in my PW 800 cvt. It takes much more force to get these hulls in and out of the die's than brass based hulls. Are these hulls going to prematurely wear out this re-loader or can the PW handle it?

    Thanks

    TS
     
  2. blaster

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    I run them though a mec resizer. Too many problems not doing it.
     
  3. Gun Run

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    I 2nd Smokem's idea. That's the way I do it. Wayne Downham
     
  4. oleolliedawg

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    smoken offers good advice. Many PW's do not respond well to loading steel based hulls!!
     
  5. Oregunner

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    I run thousands of Gun Clubs through my PW900. It takes a firm pull, but I find it is more work to set the Fiocchi primers on the upstroke, than the resizing. Once I have reloaded with the Fiocchi primers at least once in a hull, things seem to run pretty smoothly. It is more work than the STS and Nitro brass based hulls. Mark
     
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    I'm having a problem with my PW 2000 (hydraulic) not seating the Gun Clubs in the first station and the lip of the hull catching preventing the turret from indexing to the next station. Not a problem with my STS or Nitro 27 brass base hulls. Anyone else having this problem? Can the seating post be adjusted up to create more push on the base of the hull? Will it distort or cup the base of the hull? Anyone spoke with PW regarding this issue? Any help would be appreciated...Thanks


    Steve Szczechura

    Pelham, NH
     
  7. skeeljc

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    If you are going to reload steel base hulls invest in a MEC Super Sizer. The Super Sizer will reduce the shell head daiameter and make the process go a lot easier.

    It is also a good idea to keep the shell holders well lubricated. A wool bore mop above station one with CLP BreakFree on it works wonders.

    Jim Skeel<BR>
    P/W Dealer/Distributor
     
  8. oleolliedawg

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    PW's were invented before steel headed cases were available. Hence, the term Sizeamatic would be incorrect!!
     
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    I load thousands of Gun Clubs on my 800B and have had no problems. Takes a bit more effort but no biggie. Once and a while a lip will catch and ruin a shell, but not often. I do use a mop and light oil.
     
  10. alfermann66

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    Another vote for smoken. I use a MEC collet resizer on all steel base hulls prior to reloading. The loader will handle it without resizing for a long time, but the added pressures cause added wear, no question and not just on the sizing die.

    Buz
     
  11. yzfart

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    Steve,

    I also use the Mec Zupersizer for initial sizing of the steel rim on the Remington Gun Clubs that I reload. What I decided on was to adjust the stop on the Mec Supersizer to where they just have a very light squeeze in the PW dies. This enables the dies ton lightly hold the shells as they are carried around the carousel. This way the bases don't drag. The adjustment only has to be made once and the sizing goes quite fast with the Mec Supersizer - I usually use this step for QC on the shell prior to loading.

    Ben
     
  12. T-Sobania

    T-Sobania TS Member

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    Thanks for the comments. I'll try the mop and breakfree. I really don't want to add one more step to the reloading process with the supersizer.

    TS
     
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