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Offline Kelly Reb

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Re: Heel Base loading Tutorial
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2011, 07:34:56 PM »
That was a bundle of info, thanks  ;)

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Re: Heel Base loading Tutorial
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2011, 07:45:24 PM »
I do 99.9% of my reloading on a Dillon 550B this add's a step that my press won't support.
You only have one press :'(
No if I count them all I have 6 but 4 are for shotshells. Do have a single stage press but my Dillon has me spoiled.
I figured you had to have started with a single stage....most of us did. Eventually (if you buy more guns) you will realize that the Dillon doesn't do everything. I have two 450's and a 650 but I also have two single stage presses, a Turret press and 5 or 6 shotshell loaders. I do not do much progressive reloading for the odd calibers or for much of my BP metallic reloading. The Heel Base loading is treated just like most Rifle cartridge loading.......loading block and one stage at a time. There is just more control over the finished product. Also the volume loaded is much less than for SASS calibers or semi auto firearms. HH
You are right about most of us (or at least me) starting out with a single stage press; mine was the Lyman Orange Crusher about 30 years ago. Now I have that Crusher, a Dillon RL550B, Lee hand press, an "Any Where" press, a Lyman Spar-T turret, a Tru-Line Jr turret, a few 310 tools and several Ideal tong tools. Which do I use the most? The Crusher, as I form a lot of brass to fit obsolete guns and do a lot of BPC loading. Guess I am a collector, once I get started, it's hard to stop! Thanks for the ideas about loading heel-type bullets.

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Re: Heel Base loading Tutorial
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2011, 04:25:28 PM »


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http://www.alphabravobullets.com/products/shop.php?exp=&cat=4

The above link is for cast, sized and lubed heel base bullets for the 38 Colt which is what you need for your Navy Conversions. He can provide bullets lubed for Smokeless or Black Powder and he also carries 44 Colt Heel Base Bullets. Just call and ask for John if you don't see it on their pages.

Goodluck on ya ;)     HH   

I contacted them about their heel based bullets and they told me that they also worked well in the making of paper cartridges.


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Re: Heel Base loading Tutorial
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2012, 09:27:34 PM »
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Re: Heel Base loading Tutorial
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2012, 10:51:53 PM »
... Hi guys,  help me out here. I've been drooling over heel base boolits and the thought of reloading them for a future c&b cartridge gun project... And a 480 Achilles build...
 
The reloading part I dont get is the crimp. Does the collet factory crimp die actually get bumped by the cartridge holder and crimp on the last few thousands of the up stroke? Or...? I'm guessing here...'cause thats the only way i see it could actually work. But I'm the fng. M__

The factory crimp die i have for my 3030 doesnt move or get bumped...I just adjust the crimp like i would a roll crimp die. But that wouldnt work cause the ID of the collet on the 3030FCD i have is bullet dia, and not the same as the OD of the neck of the case...

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Re: Heel Base loading Tutorial
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2012, 07:09:17 AM »
Yes the straight wall case version works off of the shell holder............
The modded crimper works very well!
Participating in a gun buyback program because you believe the criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you believe the neighbors have too many kids

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