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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-26-2018, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question Load'n .45 caliber Speer shot shells-

Who has done this, in a .454 Casull case?
Go'n to give it a try, as soon as the shot capsules arrive.
Will start with 8.0gn of Unique, and a COAL of 1.750".
Using a std sp primer.
Using #9 shot(what I have on hand()
Pretty sure I will have to go 'gentle' with the crimp, to avoid cracking the plastic capsule.
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I never could get the crimp right. Either I cracked the plastic or crimped so loosely the capsul pulled forward locking the cylinder. I have successfully loaded 45 Colt shotshells with a cardboard wad over the powder, another over the shot and a 40 S&W crimp over the wad. Topped it off with a generous dose of Elmerís glue over the crimped top wad. Iíve even loaded 45 ACP shotshells that cycle the action but there are a few more steps involved
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After some test'n. This is what I'll be do'n.
W-W .454 Casull case. Std SP primer.
Fill the Speer .45 cal capsule with #9 shot(about 151-152gn).
Put 8.0gn of Unique into the case, and seat the capsule to a COAL of 1.700".
As far as a crimp goes. I just pushed the case a bit back into the F/L size die enough to straighten the bell out of the casemouth plus .005" smaller than the case wall.
Load shoots very well to 20' from my 4 3/4" bbl. Recoil is supper mild, and the capsules don't jump forward.
No unburned powder, and the load doesn't gunk the barrel up much.
YMMV,
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