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    More of Rory's Reloading Funnies

    A continuation of https://www.gunownersofcanada.ca/sho...Rory-s-Funnies

    Photobucket killed all the pics, and rather than trying to find all those pics and reconstruct the thread, I thought I'd start over again with the latest experimentation.



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    For this batch, we're going to experiment with #2 steel shot capped off with a round ball.

    My plinking load is a 240gr swc over 10.5gr of Unique, so let's start there.


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    New can of Unique and this one seems to be 10.6gr.
    I'm not being funny, I've found using a dipper amazingly accurate, I measured every load and they were all exactly 10.6gr.


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    Now we want a wad down there to keep the powder in place.
    I used a cut down 7.62 x54R steel case, sharpened up as a wad cutter. Wads are from a waxed cardboard milk container.

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    Set in it and push down tightly against the powder to keep it in place.
    The highly customised 7/16" dowel is perfect for the job.
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    A 2.5cc dipper scoops out about 235-isg grains of #2 shot.

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    We're just farting around, not building a piano, this should be close enough.

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    More than anything accurate, I just want to fill things up and leave space for the ball.
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    Let's put another wad in there to separate the shot from the ball, I don't want it all embedding in the ball.


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    Some .452" round balls, run through a .429" Lee sizer.
    This gives them a little bit of a shank which gives something nice to crimp on.

    Notice the ones in the top part of the box, they've been rolled between two files to give some knurling, then lubed up and sized again.
    We'll save those ones for later and just use the smooth ones for this bit.

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    Now for the real precision part, thumb seating.
    Squish it down tight to the wad, my crippled left thumb seems to be perfect for the task.


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    Now to keep things in, a healthy crimp is in order.
    I'm a big fan of the Lee Factory Crimp dies.


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    There sure isn't much sticking out the top.
    A couple of them I was pressing down on the ball with the custom dowel as there might have been a touch more shot and the shanks of the balls don't really give a lot of leeway.


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    Do all that 4 more times, and you end up with some funny looking rounds, ready to take to the range.

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    Interesting. What gun do you shoot this with.?

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    what a beefy looking press too
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    is it a 410?
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    Man, that looks like fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linung View Post
    is it a 410?
    444 Marlin according to the other thread
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    What do you hope to shoot with this thing .

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