Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:51 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:15 PM
Makes the stack of components in the hull the right height. Alternatively you can trim the hull down to a length that works for you.
I trim my hulls for slug loads and use a roll crimper with a hand held drill. I cut a piece of pvc pipe to the length I wanted and saw off what sticks out.
Either way, but wads are cheap and will save you alot of time.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:10 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:49 PM
All of this info is just what I have learned by trial and error, and may not be correct...but it works for me...
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:39 PM
Shotgun reloading is as simple as following the recipe. All of the powder mfgs have them listed on their websites.
What kind of loads are you trying to create ?
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:40 PM
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:24 PM
Better get a good manual, pick a good hull like the Fiocchi in your picture(IMHO either sell or throw away the Federal hulls) then look in the manual for a recipe that fits the hull. High brass will need to be resized and low brass like you have may not depending on what they were shot out of. You will also need to know what weight/volume each bushing is throwing. You can tweek bushings down by painting with nail polish.
Good luck and be safe.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:37 PM
I've learned (the hard way) that not all the load data listed in manuals will necessarily give you a good crimp. Some wads end up being too much for that hull or not enough to give you a nice crimp. Or the hull has too much volume or not enough. Varying the wad pressure can sometimes give you enough wiggle room to compensate but often you need a longer or shorter wad. The LLA does not have any adjustments so your arm or rather the pressure you apply will be your adjustment...
Edited by kamikaze1a, 10 April 2012 - 07:44 PM.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:50 AM
If you are using the data sheet that comes with the loader, I suggest that you get the Lyman Shotshell Loading Manual.
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:51 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:21 PM
13.6 gr of Hodgen Clays powder for a 1200fps shot.
Edited by Mike Morcillo, 21 May 2012 - 05:22 PM.
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