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slugs and brass

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by CYANIDEGENOCIDE, Sep 29, 2009.


    CYANIDEGENOCIDE Well-Known Member

    how does one crimp slugs into brass cases? or is there no crimp just press fit?
  2. sargenv

    sargenv Well-Known Member

    um, are we talking shotgun slugs in brass shotshells or something else?
  3. Marlin 45 carbine

    Marlin 45 carbine Well-Known Member

    on straight wall pistols for semi-autos the case diameter at the mouth when crimped has specs that should be adhered to for good chambering as the case headspaces on the mouth.
    for revolvers (I load for only 2 - the .357 [I'm fairly new at this one] and .45 AR so there's not a lot of expertise in my statement here) the crimp is a roll crimp usually into a crimp groove or lube groove.
    rifles are a hole different critter excepting many slugs have crimp grooves - this you should do read-up on as you can get into trouble with hi-pressure rifle rounds easily.
  4. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Well-Known Member

    Bullets are seated into brass cases with a combination of neck tension and crimp in some calibers. In other calibers, it's simply neck tension that holds the bullet in place.

    Hope this helps.


    CYANIDEGENOCIDE Well-Known Member

    Yes slugs in brass shot shells, like ed hubel did on his 12 gauge from hell
  6. Gadzooks Mike

    Gadzooks Mike Well-Known Member

    You put an over shot card wad over the slug, then use glue or water glass to seal it around the edges. You could also roll crimp, but your brass will wear out pretty quickly. Using a shot card, your brass will last a LONG time.

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