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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby HCK » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:20 am

Omv mini press is very genius and very simple use. I have one in my use and my frend ordered this too.

http://www.omv.it/en/smart/
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby bbs383ci » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:37 pm

bubba682 wrote:Where can i order one for ten gauge and how do they work.



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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby grnhd » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:55 pm

Don't you have to have a drill press to get these to work?
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby Jon Bergren » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:26 pm

I put the crimped shell in my Size Master to hold and turn it down with GAEP in my variable speed drill. It works. Ned S
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby lukepaige » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:16 pm

It works soooo much better with the drill press. Harbor freight should do just fine.
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby bbs383ci » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:36 pm

You can usually find drill presses in any online swap in your area even eBay. I got mine from Home Depot it's a ryobi I think I paid $130 maybe it's a great little machine
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby Jon Bergren » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:59 pm

I get as nice GAEP crimps as Chris does using a hand drill. Ned S
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby StoneTower » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:21 pm

HCK wrote:Omv mini press is very genius and very simple use. I have one in my use and my frend ordered this too.

http://www.omv.it/en/smart/



How much does just the press cost (USD)? I have the crimper, finishing head and the shell base.
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby HCK » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:48 pm

StoneTower wrote:
HCK wrote:Omv mini press is very genius and very simple use. I have one in my use and my frend ordered this too.

http://www.omv.it/en/smart/



How much does just the press cost (USD)? I have the crimper, finishing head and the shell base.


I think its some where 145 usd + shipping? I puyed that in metal 6st start crimper and number 2 final crimper and that cost 220 euros includin shipping to Finland. drill press working best in this job.
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby 10gaOkie » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:02 pm

I bought a mini drill press from Harbor Freight on sale for 39.95. I bought it to use for making 45/75 rifle brasss. So I already had it to use now for using finishing head and rto crimps on shotgun hulls. At first I started out with using my mec supersizer to hold the hulls. Then I moved up to a BPI hull vise which I like using much better.

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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby lukepaige » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:20 am

I was using a cordless drill and you do get really nice crimps. I picked up a cheap drill press and use that now. You can control the amount of downward pressure much more precisely with the drill press and its easier on my back. So Ned yes the crimps come out the same but coming from a guy that has used both I would definitely recommend the drill press. I also use he hull vise just makes it easier.
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby grnhd » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:33 pm

So a person needs a hull vise and a drill press to use this gaep tool effectively so a person can get slightly better crimps than what you can get with just your loader? I don't get it :huh: Why go through the extra effort and expense when most guys can get published speeds with low deviations using just a lowly Mec?
I wont comment on this anymore since I haven't used one,but I still don't understand what the hoopla is about. Y'all load 'em however you want :thumbsup: and have a great season.
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby lukepaige » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:57 pm

Hey dude, don't hate. It's just another way to skin a cat. I don't sell the Gaep nor do I have any interest in their company but I sure do like their product. It's just as someone said before, a guy can get crimps that probably exceed factory crimps with a lee load all and this finishing head. You don't have to have the drill press or the hull vise it just makes life easier.
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby 10gaOkie » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:11 pm

All I can tell you is after using a gaep finishing head, I dont want to be without one nor go back to the old way I was doing it.

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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby grnhd » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:27 pm

lukepaige wrote:Hey dude, don't hate. It's just another way to skin a cat. I don't sell the Gaep nor do I have any interest in their company but I sure do like their product. It's just as someone said before, a guy can get crimps that probably exceed factory crimps with a lee load all and this finishing head. You don't have to have the drill press or the hull vise it just makes life easier.


No hate from me brother,like I said,load 'em however you want. I'm happy you found something you like I'm just having a hard time understanding the need.
Ned has graciously offered to send me his to test for myself so maybe I'll be a gaep convert.
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby honkerhavens4 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:18 pm

what is the price of the smart press in 12 ga. can it be purchasted in the usa ?
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby d_money » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:32 pm

Ok I have a super sized and a cordless drill. How much is it? Do u just pre crimp then finish with this? Or do u finish crimp it then make it better with this?
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby 10gaOkie » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:37 pm

To do it right, you need the gaep finishing head which is about $50 for a brass one. Then you need a mini drill press. I bought mine on sale from Harbor Freight for $40. A regular hand drill will not keep everything square. Then you need a hull vise to hold the shell and keep it from spinning. BPI sells them for about $45. When I do all this, I do a complete crimp on the reloading press, then use the finishing head to give factory looking crimps. Both of my finishing heads, 10ga and 12ga are GAEP BN4's for use with Alliant Steel powder.
My roll crimp heads, 10 and 12, are from Precision Reloading. When doing a rto crimp, I use the clear plastic over shot card discs bought from BPI.

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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby solway gunner » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:08 pm

You dont need an expensive press to turn out great looking shells like these.One of my customers Gaep finished shells with a BN2 loaded from a little old Lee Load All...new 3" Cheddite hulls.

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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby 3200 man » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:25 am

Wow ! What a nice tool this is , I know my Gaep finished loads are the best I can produce .

And , Solway is the go-to Guy , with very helpful info and a Speedy reply to your needs ! :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby lostknife4 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:27 am

This is what you get with the GAEP RTO style tool, the BN series is a finishing tool for fold crimps.
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby War Wagon » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:48 am

OK where do I purchase one ? Did I miss that part ??
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby wildflights » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:14 am

Is it the taper or the sharp edge on the inside of the crimp that is the desirable result with the GAEP finisher?

Will the GAEP roll crimp on its own or do you need two heads to roll crimp/finish?
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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby 10gaOkie » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:47 am

Order from Kevin (Solway Gunner) who posted pics above. He is a gaep dealer. I have delt with Kev for sometime and he will get you your order quickly. The BN #4 is best for loading with A Steel powder. There are diff depths available from #1 thru #4. The head can be bought for a little less if you go with brass. The brass head is supposed to be good for 1 million crimps while the steel version for 10 million. I have both brass and steel, they both finish crimps the same.
I might add that 3200 previously posted that Solway is the goto guy in case you missed it.

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Re: Gaep finisher

Postby 10Tenner » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:54 pm

I finally had the chance to do some reloading with the BN1 on Estate and Top gun hulls 20+ boxes for the clays games. Little pressure and quicker rounding than the BN2. Tried the BN4 10ga on some new Remington 10ga hulls, very happy. Here is Keven's website, hope he does not mind posting. http://www.gaepreloading.com/index.html10Tenner
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