Black powder brass

Black powder brass

Postby jarbo03 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:56 pm

Loaded these for a friend, first time loading brass or black powder. 1 1/8oz lead #4 using Hodgdon 777. Excited to see how they shoot.
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Re: Black powder brass

Postby Flightstopper » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:58 pm

What is done to seal the end of the hull? How much blackpowder does it take?
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Re: Black powder brass

Postby jarbo03 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:16 pm

These are 58 gns, around 1000 fps. A 10 ga shot card is placed over shot and sealed with finger nail polish.
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Re: Black powder brass

Postby 3legged_lab » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:20 pm

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I've got one sitting on one of my duck shelves
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Re: Black powder brass

Postby jarbo03 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:24 pm

3legged_lab wrote:
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I've got one sitting on one of my duck shelves



Sweet. I am thinking bout shooting some birds with BP this year. I would like to roll crimp the ends, but mine is plastic, don't want to ruin it on brass hulls.
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Re: Black powder brass

Postby Flightstopper » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:37 pm

Very cool.
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Re: Black powder brass

Postby jarbo03 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:42 pm

Finished the box tonight, got better as I continued.
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Re: Black powder brass

Postby R. Chapman » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:46 pm

Sweet! I smoked out the whole back yard at my pop's place with 777. Just a handful was all it took.
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Re: Black powder brass

Postby The Duck Hammer » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:22 am

That's badass Jarbo.
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Re: Black powder brass

Postby clampdaddy » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:53 am

That's pretty sweet. Those for an old double or lever action? I'm curious to see if the nail polish and no crimp will be enough to hold the other round(s) together when the first one goes off.
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Re: Black powder brass

Postby jarbo03 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:01 am

clampdaddy wrote:That's pretty sweet. Those for an old double or lever action? I'm curious to see if the nail polish and no crimp will be enough to hold the other round(s) together when the first one goes off.



It is for an SxS, a lever or any repeating gun would require a crimped head. Am wondering the same thing, my only roller is plastic, for paper or plastic hulls. Will get a metal one if needed, but hopefully this works fine.
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Re: Black powder brass

Postby clampdaddy » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:43 am

Only one way to find out. I wonder if you added more of something to the load so it fills the case up further, if then your roll crimper could be used to do just a light taper crimp?
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