honkerhavens4 wrote:i have the tool to resize the primer holes. i use it on the cheddites. i have 2 pws single stage 375 .a 12 ga and a 10 ga. i have had these for a lot of years. have not loaded any steel in the 10 ga. very little in the 12 ga. in the 12 ga in am loading 7/8 oz 42.0 gr. ofalliant steelw/cheddite new hulls with #3 steel shot. as u know the shell remaines in the steel retainer until finished loading. the crimps come out good with no shells opening up even months later. what i do have a problem with is the finished shell is some what above the rim of the shell retainer which ends up with a flaired head. they wont cycle through my smi autos. i have a gaep bn4 coming. hope this will help.also i am weighting shot and powder. thye powder goes through a pact high speed precision powder dispenser. i am not able to adjust the pw to get it to finish out a loaded shell. every thing i am loading is right out of the book lighting steel 2 nd edition.
i live in central illinois and wish some one was close enough to help me out on this.
dont kjnow what the cost is to send thes loaders in for clean up and repairs. i see as up grade is around 80 dollads.
thanks again honker
first off if your using there 7/8 oz wad it would benefit to go to the 1oz b and p wad and use spacers or just load the ls2#6 1oz load going 1645 fps..and or load up both loads one wad just use spacers for 7/8 oz load. alot eisier to get good crimps with 1oz wad then with there 7/8 oz wad and that amount of powder.
here is link for manual for 375 press!!!http://www.reloaders.com/index.php?main ... ucts_id=43
To put taper on the hulls with your press you need to turn the lock/jam nut down on the spring to increase the spring tension which will give you more taper in return!!! this desighn is real close to the rcbs mini grand press. they have taper die that cost around 14 bucks that would help you if you can not get the tapper set with press. you can put that taper die in drill press (no power needed, it is made for the extra station on the rcbs mini grand press ect and bring it down onto the hull and that would put taper in for you. they have them for 12 and 20 gauge. http://www.ballisticproducts.com/RCBS-T ... o/6009016/
but if you put more tension down on the spring on final crimp staion it will put the taper on the hull and get the bell affect out of the equation and they will cycle just fine in your semi auto's. those type shotshell presses 375/rcbs mini grand, ect are harder to get good tapered hulls. but it can be done. after putting more tension down on the spring you might have to bring the crimp depth up or down also.
hope this helps you out!!!