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Unread 08-25-2008, 09:46 AM
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Brass head question

I started to gather my used SST's shotgun shells that I used last year to start learning how to reload. I notice a lot of them had what I would call them as rough almost like a crimped edge on them. Do I take the shells and go to a gun smith to figure out whats going on? Any suggestions???
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    Unread 08-25-2008, 10:20 AM
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    Re: Brass head question

    If you are talking about the SST Slugs, the crimp is called a roll crimp. If you want to reload shotshells, a folded crimp is best (either 6 or 8). Slugs, that requires a roll crimp. Do a google on Precision Reloading or Ballistic Products. They both have roll crimp tools.

    You cannot (or at least without a lot of difficulty) change a roll crimp to a fold (star) crimp.

    Also, shotgun shells are more sensitive to component changes. If you don't follow a recipe from a reputable source you could have a ka-boom!
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    Unread 08-25-2008, 10:30 AM
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    Re: Brass head question

    My question is the... Why are the crimp edges on the brass head look damaged. Its almost looks like someone took tin snips to the edges of the brass head.
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    Re: Brass head question

    Just a guess here but you may have an ejector issue or they are hitting something on the way out.

    Are the hulls landing on concrete?
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    Re: Brass head question

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    Just a guess here but you may have an ejector issue or they are hitting something on the way out.

    Are the hulls landing on concrete?
    no there not landing on concrete. I believe its an ejector issue. Should i take it to a gunsmith.
    Z
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    Unread 08-25-2008, 11:59 AM
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    Re: Brass head question

    Any chance you could post a picture? If not then a gunsmith may be your best bet.
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    Re: Brass head question

    ZIMM:

    Oops! Sorry for the misunderstanding. By all means throw a pic up on here.
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