I agree with you Fellas Bt was the MAN , so enjoyable to read his comments and so willing to help any way he could !
I had several discussions with Joe about the Gaep tool and as most of you know , he wasn't all that impressed with it !
I would stand my ground as to how much it helped my loads and his reply would be , show me why . Not only having
the Best Looking loads in the marsh I also , after many 10 shot averaging groups , showed the consistency I was getting
over NOT using the Gaep tool . I used it on my 10 ga and my 12 ga Waterfowl loads as will as one for my specialty clay
target loads . By using these Gaep'ed loads on Pigeons I could see , how much more effective they made these loads !
It's not how fast you can load a load but with a SD as low as 20 fps , consistency is the name of the game !
To the OP , I use 920 RPM's on my drill press along with (just a quick squirt) of Rem Oil on my fingers , with touching
the Gaep Tool slightly to lube the tool as it's a (2) step downward motion , enough initial pressure to start the crimp
then a second surge to finish by going to the STOP Gauge , which has been set to +or- factory length ! I say that because
I group my hulls ( FGM or Cheddites) for Lengths , I want them to be as close to the same as posible , makes the crimp ,
Wad pressure the same !