jehler wrote:any of you guys have experience with the calvini press? looks interesting
10gaOkie wrote:I use the gaep finishing head. However, I went with the PR rto heads in both 12 and 10ga. They work great for less money. I also use the BPI plastic OS discs for all my rto loads.
3200 man wrote:There is NO doubt Bill your roll crimped loads are picture perfect ( in all gauges ) and for us fold crimp guys , the only way
we can achieve the consistency YOU SEE is with a Gaep tool !
But , with the Gaep finishing tool , longer life in the hull is a benefit , right ?
C M Wings wrote:OK, OK... beautiful handiwork with ALL FORMS of crimping there, Lost...
Now how about a picture of what we REALLY want to see - that 8 bore gun of yours!
C M Wings wrote:I bought Kenner's BN4 GAEP12 gauge tool and here are the first four shells - Recipe 103 out of RSI manual.
The one in the back left corner - the one I'm holding in the one picture - I think is the best, but not nearly as nice looking as the ones y'all post! So... Any hints? Do I need to leave the pre-crimp open or closed? These were pre-crimped to where a #2 pencil eraser would fit in the opening. This produces nice crimps on my MEC. Figured I'd add a picture of the bench while i had the camera going.
I used a factory 2 3/4 shell to set the depth for the drill press. Pushed it over the shell until it stopped and locked it in place.
I think I will order a roll crimp tool this week seeing as how I'm all set up with the press now and play with it, too. Any recommendations?
Thanks in advance for the feedback.
C M Wings wrote:Peter - I have tried raising the pre-crimp but with no effect on the swirl. What I did find is that if I leave the wad a little less than completely full I seem to get a better crimp, and less swirl. I will try some less viscous lube like Vaseline and see if that helps - I can see how it may.
Thanks, any other comments - glad to hear them.