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Unread 03-26-2020, 02:28 PM   #1
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Trimmed a couple hundred new REM 10 gauge hulls today .
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Man, does that look like a PITA. When I use a bandsaw I just clamp a piece of 2x4 the right distance away and use the square that goes in the grove - or free hand em. But then I'm not sure what kind of saw I'm looking at. If I turn my head 90 degrees it looks different.
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Man, does that look like a PITA. When I use a bandsaw I just clamp a piece of 2x4 the right distance away and use the square that goes in the grove - or free hand em. But then I'm not sure what kind of saw I'm looking at. If I turn my head 90 degrees it looks different.
By all means do it in whatever way suits you . And I’ll continue as I’ve been doing .
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I can't imagine the cut is too clean, like a razor blade cut shell.
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Craig, sorry I sounded a little rude. I've tried band saws, chop saws, and table saws. They all work but my problem is they're all in my workshop and I do my reloading in the basement. So unless I'm doing a bunch like 2 1/2" 12ga, it's down in the basement by hand. Usually a dowel with a single edge razor in it. I made one like Edgers, but it still needs some refinement. The shells are just a little hard to turn so it's still the dowel for just a couple. Everyone has their own way of doing it and it's nice to see another example.
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Craig, sorry I sounded a little rude. I've tried band saws, chop saws, and table saws. They all work but my problem is they're all in my workshop and I do my reloading in the basement. So unless I'm doing a bunch like 2 1/2" 12ga, it's down in the basement by hand. Usually a dowel with a single edge razor in it. I made one like Edgers, but it still needs some refinement. The shells are just a little hard to turn so it's still the dowel for just a couple. Everyone has their own way of doing it and it's nice to see another example.
Before the “Great Covid19 Pandemic” I was loading shotgun shells at the gunshop during the day and the bandsaw there is eight feet away from my desk/bench . I think it takes about 15 minutes to do 100 of them in my jig . The part over the cut off end serves a duel purpose , first it keeps the cutoff piece from flying across the shop and secondly it also gives a more even cut . When I did it with my original jig without the support piece in front it tended to bend the end some as they cut . Now as to how clean the cut is , sure they’re frayed a bit but I’ve encountered no problems loading or shooting so that’s not an issue to me .
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I’m thinking I might just order 500 new REM 10 gauge hulls . Think I have about 800-900 now so a few more wouldn’t hurt . Plus I have several hundred loaded with buckshot slugs and bismuth . I usually try and load 25-30 of each size buck or slug . Rather enough to fill a 10 gauge 3 1/2” box . I’d like having a flat each of #8 and #7 1/2 Red Dot loads on hand at all times .
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I went on an ordered 500 new Remington hulls and a bunch of mylar wraps . That should keep me occupied for awhile
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