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Roll Crimp vs. 6 Star Crimp

Which do you guys prefer when you reload your 3" heavy shotgun shells?? How do you guys prefer to crimp your 3" shells?? What wads are you guys using?? Are you using a wad cover card?? Tom.
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Re: Roll Crimp vs. 6 Star Crimp

what load? slugs? sabot or foster? Lyman or Barbel style?

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Re: Roll Crimp vs. 6 Star Crimp

Shot shells. Turkey Loads. Tom.
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Re: Roll Crimp vs. 6 Star Crimp

Since I'm re-using once-fired cases for my turkey loads, most hulls have a 6-pt. crimp so I simply re-crimp. Old Activ hulls have an 8-pt. crimp which I like as well, so I re-crimp accordingly. When I use buffering, I use these overshot "seals" from PR to help prevent the tiny buffering from migrating out of the hull.
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Depending on the hull and the weight of the shot charge, I use various wads for different loads. RP12's, Activ T-42's & WW "red" wads (name/number escapes me this early in the morning.) Some loads I will include a Mylar wrap inside the shot cup to tighten the pattern. It all depends on what I'm loading. I will load 2 3/4" shells w/ 1 5/8 oz. of shot, and 3" shells with up to 1 7/8 oz of shot.
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Re: Roll Crimp vs. 6 Star Crimp

HOGGHEAD,
I mainly use star crimps on my Turkey loads and they are with new hulls. The wad type and brand depends on what type of shot( lead, steel, Hevi-shot, Tungsten, etc..) and also what type fits the hull the best. There is no sense using wads designed for tapered hulls in straight walled hulls or the other way around.
Give us an idea of what gauge, type of shot you plan on using, and what hulls you have on hand and we can get some better suggestions on what to use.

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Re: Roll Crimp vs. 6 Star Crimp

Rolled crimped hulls will have a lower presuure than the folded crimps. Certaint loads with slow burning powders are better off with the star crimp.
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Re: Roll Crimp vs. 6 Star Crimp

It has been over 20 years since I reloaded 3" shotgun shells. I just order a few new manuals to get started back into reloading 3" shells.

I have not had to buy any heavy shells for about that same time period. I priced some new ammo, then I decided I was going to reload them instead of buying them.

As far as hulls are concerned. I have to go through what I have in the back room. However I will probably just order 100 new hulls. That should take care of all I will need for a long time.

I will be hunting mostly turkey, coyotes, and raccoons. I was thinking #4 for turkey and raccoons. I have not yet decided on shot size yet for coyote. But I am leaning toward buck shot.

Just getting started back into the 3" loading, so I need to relearn. Tom.
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