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    CC. Are the brass shotgun shells crimped some way or how do you keep the bb's in them? It seems like you could stuff a good tight wad or something in the end and not even have to crimp it? Also for loading BP couldnt I just use the powder measure I have for my ML?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    CC. Are the brass shotgun shells crimped some way or how do you keep the bb's in them? It seems like you could stuff a good tight wad or something in the end and not even have to crimp it? Also for loading BP couldnt I just use the powder measure I have for my ML?
    I use an overshot card wad and the glue it in place. They do make (or used to) a powder measure made just for BP. The problem with most measures is that they have a lot of plastic in them and it generates static electricity which can make BP go BOOM! I use some Lee dippers that I modified for my powder charges. Slower but safer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    I use an overshot card wad and the glue it in place. They do make (or used to) a powder measure made just for BP. The problem with most measures is that they have a lot of plastic in them and it generates static electricity which can make BP go BOOM! I use some Lee dippers that I modified for my powder charges. Slower but safer.
    Boom not good! The measure I use for my ML is brass. Its just a round tube that you set the plunger at whatever grains you want and fill it. If Im understanding this correctly I wouldnt use a press to load in brass shells?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    Boom not good! The measure I use for my ML is brass. Its just a round tube that you set the plunger at whatever grains you want and fill it. If Im understanding this correctly I wouldnt use a press to load in brass shells?
    Correct. Once you have fired them in your shotgun, they are sized for it. I load all mine by hand, yes its slow, but I only shoot about 50 a month. I'll keep my eyes peeled for any in our local gunshow next month.
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