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- Oct 20, 2000
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- Bartlett, Tn., USA
Just bought this baby through an online estate auction.
Both shot and powder by hand. 32-33 gns of steel powder, any wad, win 209 or equivalent primer, any straight walled hull will give you what you want at 17/16 of #4.This one was 12 gauge and bought for $70. Will see what the actual condition is when it gets here. Main thing I’d like to set up to load are 2-3/4” steel duck loads. Something like 1-1/16 of #4 at about 1500. Not only have they become scarce as hens teeth, the price is often higher than 3” shells with bigger payloads.
Never loaded steel. I assume I’ll have to measure the shot by hand, but hopefully the press can do the rest.
Both shot and powder by hand. 32-33 gns of steel powder, any wad, win 209 or equivalent primer, any straight walled hull will give you what you want at 17/16 of #4.
Better start acquiring required powder and primers. Or pick up preprimed 2 3/4" Cheddite's although that's a last resort. Components have become spotty at best if you don,t already have some stashed away.I’m surprised a charge bar won’t work for the powder. What’s the reason? The less measuring the better since I’d be loading several flats per season.
By the way, not arguing. I haven’t reloaded since the 80s, so I have a lot of learning to do before I begin. Good thing is I’m not in a rush. Figure I’ll start putting together a tool and components list for the main duck load I want in hope I can be loading something by October.