Brass shotgun shell dimensions?


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eddienyr
January 20, 2010, 10:57 AM
I would like to fab my own brass shells in 12ga. Anybody
have any info?


Edwin

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rcmodel
January 20, 2010, 11:23 AM
Made of cartridge brass which is 70% Cu and 30% Zn.
Might be hard to find cartridge brass round bar stock?
Regular brass bar stock (63% Cu and 37%Zn) may not work as it may crack when fired..

I'd suggest you buy a few brass shell cases you could use for referance standards.

There are generally two types of brass hulls made.
One uses Large Pistol primers, and the other uses #209 shotgun primers.

http://www.ballisticproducts.com/departments.asp?dept=201

rc

snuffy
January 20, 2010, 11:51 AM
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=1657554245

That's the CBC/magtech all brass shotshell hull. As for dimensions, I could do a few rough dimensions for you, since I have some and have loaded them.

As RC said, there's another one out there, the name escapes me right now, perhaps somebody else can come up with the name and a source.

Durnit, if I'd just have followed RC's link I'd see them. Hammer double crown!

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