roll crimper

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  1. Trevi

    Trevi Senior Refuge Member

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    Just try the GAEP jig. Seriously, you spend more time and money trying to make that vice than it is worth. Learn from my mistakes LOL.
     
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  2. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    They aren't for everyone but those who seek perfection in their loads and doing it with less powder , is what I experienced !
    The consistent velocity I get makes me a better shooter with a Standard Deviation of less than 20 fps , it also helps in pattern density also !
    Just saying the facts , I also use a N2 for my Long Yardage loads for Custers and Annies , dang sure paid for themselves !
     
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  3. oskar

    oskar Senior Refuge Member

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    On another board a fellow was using his MEC Super Sizer to hold shells for roll crimping.

    I made a shell holder from some plastic and hardware store springs for my drill press vice.

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    I do like the wood nut cracker looking one, simple and inexpensive to make and effective, you could even make it with a couple different gauge holes.

    Roll crimped shortened Rio target hulls for waterfowl 7/8 oz ITX 6's HCD-21 wad.
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    I use free range pick-up hulls for my waterfowl roll crimped shells and don't bother trying to reload them, Straightening out the crimps enough to reload them is more of a pain than having to cut new ones.
     
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  4. oskar

    oskar Senior Refuge Member

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    Simple shell cutter, a piece of copper pipe cut to length, fits 12ga shells perfect, if fired in a loose chamber they might have to be sized first. I sit and watch TV and cut a bunch way faster than the "Trim Doctor" and doesn't need to be
    adjusted for base height.

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  5. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice really Nice , I use a piece of sch 40 1/2" plastic to gage the OAL of 28 ga hulls . Those dang Cheddites come in all different lengths !
     
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    oleww Elite Refuge Member

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    I like to roll crimp bc if I do have different length hulls, or different stack heights, I can roll each down nice and tight.

    not saying I have sloppy reloading habits, but when developing loads, stack heights between payloads (steel t - steel #6, or buckshot stacks) might vary enough that normal fold crimps wouldn’t work out the same.

    So, I roll crimp some test loads until I get something interesting enough to then mass produce on a progressive press.


    An example. I loaded up some odd shaped buckshot for nutria and hog loads. I was looking for a short range, big pattern, big shot load to use from a boat. It was a fail. Pattern too inconsistent. Weak load all around. I am glad that I didn’t trouble myself with tweaking my progressive loader to make this fail.

    I like to roll my own. Folding crimps are way faster to make.
     
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  7. magnumyammerhammer

    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    I think bpi has them. I'm planning on ordering one.
     
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    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    I got a piece I found out my barn. I cut it to 2 1/2 inches and it fits a 12 gauge shell perfectly. I believe its three-quarter inch.
     
  10. Dr Swane

    Dr Swane Senior Refuge Member

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    How
    How do you like that ITX 10 in 6’s? I want to pick some up. I’m guessing it patterns tighter than bismuth 5’s? I like shooting ITX10 4’s in the 28 gauge.
     

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