Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Offthehook, Dec 26, 2016.
Getting ready for SASS Winter Range.
Holy smokes!!! Somebody been busy!!!
nice I love it!!!
OH YEAH! Lots of fire and smoke in that box.
That is Awesome!!
Did you hear that too ? ... ♪ ♫
The coach whip crackin'
The wooden wheels are trackin'
The hoofbeats follow
Through the hollow again.
Nice job on the shells - have fun!
Looks like you're all ready to "ride the river with" as it were! What with your coachman's shotgun! Is this for CAS?
Nice looking shells. Are these loaded with once fired hulls and what is the load? How many loading do you get with BP using these hulls? Inquiring minds are curious as I have been thinking of loading my own for a an H&R break open single shot.
Yes for CAS.
I love reloading classic black powder ammo! Very nice looking ammmo and storage box!
So how many in the box?
I assume you are driving to Winter Range, not going to try to bring that onto a plane.
You mean I can't put them in carry on?
I have my boy Milo drive them down with his camper.
The box holds 275 as pictured or ten boxes of 25.
I've never been to Winter Range.
How many rounds do you need?
"Hey! Gabby was that a shotgun blast"? Yep, over by the Ben Avery Range Wild Bill.
Well, let's see. Going to Cowtown to warm up. 10 stages.
Then BP Skeet side match.
Then practice stages
Then 12 stages at Winter Range.
Ever have one of those days when the smoke is thick and the TO keeps yelling up, up, up, up
Since no one answered your question from what I know about it this is a one time use deal. The black powder is pretty hard on the plastic hulls temperature wise. At least that's what the local BP shot shell reloaders have told me.
I bought and loaded up a couple of boxes of the all brass cases. Lovely to look at, easy to reload and slip in and out of my double in such a nice manner. But a downside I'd not expected is that the brass hulls really bind in the leather loops of my cartridge belt. The plastic hulls barely holds in the leather loops at all but the brass just grabs like Velcro! ! !
I load modern plastic hulls with Black Powder all the time. It is not a problem to get several loadings from one hull, but the pain in the butt is rinsing them out first to rinse away the BP fouling residue left behind. When I load 45 Colt or 44-40 with Black Powder I first rinse the cases to remove the fouling, then I let them air dry for a day or two. Then they go into the tumbler no different than other brass.
With shotshells, I don't bother rinsing them out, I just throw them away after one loading. I am an inveterate dumpster diver and I have a huge supply of hulls that have only been fired once or twice with Smokeless. With hulls that have been fired with Smokeless, you can reload them with Black Powder with no rinsing. But rinsing the hulls and drying them is too much bother for me, so I discard them after one load of Black Powder. If I wanted to rinse them and dry them out I could probably get three or four loadings before the folds of the crimp started to burn through.
BC. I did reply on pm to Gaucho Gringo as he als
Sorry gents. I did reply directly to Gaucho Gringo by PM. As he also requested some load data. I provided direction to the reference sources I use. Guess I should have posted.
BP casings only loaded once and tossed like Driftwood says. Plenty of hulls in gun club garbage cans.
Not required. I tried washing shotgun hulls once. I reload Remington Nitro Golds up to 8 times with whatever is cheap. I've used 777, Pyrodex, APP, Skirmish Fg, several brands of black in both FFg and FFFg. I throw away functional hulls that show external burns.
Sorry, just can't get past putting fresh powder on top of burnt powder residue.
And we're getting ready for all 725 of you cowboys too!
Gotta ask...and I hope I'm right. True black, or that modern fancy-pants wannabe black?
These are the fancy pants ones. I load real black too, honest. My plan this year is to use APP for multi day out of state shoots and true black at local 6 stage shoots.
I load AA's with APP and Rem Gun Clubs and Federals with Black.
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