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Brass shotgun shell dimensions?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by eddienyr, Jan 20, 2010.

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  1. eddienyr

    eddienyr Member

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    I would like to fab my own brass shells in 12ga. Anybody
    have any info?


    Edwin
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
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    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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