Rem C&F Hull
18.0 grns Clays
DownRange DRXXL-Pink wads
Mec 9000g press
The C&F hulls are giving me fits on getting a consistent crimp. I had just finished loading some 1 ounce and had a fair amount of adjustment to get the C&F hulls to finish crimp decent. The picture shows the first five shells with a crimp way too deep. (They are in the upper left)
I backed off the crimp and ran the next fifteen. (shown in the upper right.) There is a small space between the first fifteen shells run and the last ten.
I cranked down the pre-crimp a half turn and ran the next 25 shown in the lower right along with the final ten that are just above them. I am not happy with the finished results. Too many shakers (holes in the center that are big enough to lose shot). This is the order that the came off the press. Left to right in rows of five.
Finally I ran twenty five using mutli-fired Nitros. Finally a good looking shell. A few very small holes in the center and a few swirls in the middle. Nitro's are obviously in the lower left.
Here are the questions:
1.) Is this the best I can expect from the C&F hulls. Anyone use them?
2.) Is the quality control on the hull length that much better with Nitro's?
3.) Is there a way to get a better crimp using the C&F hulls.
Thanks for your assistance.