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Shell crimp

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by hehawboy, Mar 4, 2012.

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  1. hehawboy

    hehawboy Member

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    Was wandering sometimes while reloading shells I will get a few shells that over crimp and it leaves a small hole in the middle ,thus letting lead shot out of the shell, can i take and drop a little wax on the shell so it can stop the lead from falling out , also whats causing this I use a pw 900. Thanks Mike
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Wax will work. Then adjust the pre crimp station, increase the amount of pre crimp and the hole will go away. HMB
     
  3. PatMiles

    PatMiles Well-Known Member

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    What gauge and hull are you using?

    Pat
     
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    dhip Active Member

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    Sorry,I use a mec,it has a cam adjustment for that.

    Doug H.
     
  5. guinner16

    guinner16 TS Member

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    Not to highjack but can comebody find the a link or scan in the a copy of the March/April 2012 sporting clays magazine(i think that is the right issue). There is a very good article in there talking about the importance of a crimp. I know we had a very long thread on here a few weeks ago and there were alot of different opinions. the articale basically said that crimping is not as crucial as we make it out to be. Basically, as long as it isnt overcrimped, or the hole doesn't let shot fall out, then you are good to go.


    Edit - Its in the Ballistics column in the April 2012 issue.
     
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