Sorting Brass

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Seacowboys, Dec 25, 2016.


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  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I spent most of today sorting empty brass, several hundred pounds of it. I guess it's time to knock the dust off the Dillons and use up some of that powder out in the reloading shed. 20161225_154139.
     
  2. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    You fool with 45 colt?
     
  3. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Yes, LC and Schofield. I started using the Schofield because I can cram 10 rounds into my Winchester Trapper and only nine if I use the Long Colt. It's a little easier on the hands too when busting caps with those six-shooters.
     
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  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    How about the 444 Marlin using the case to make a .410 shell, I understand it can be done just never found someone with real time experience?
     
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  5. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Never tried that, I don't own a 444 Marlin, closest I got to it is a .45-70 double rifle. I load .38, .357, 9mm, .38 Super, .40 S&W,.44 mag, .45 ACP, LC, and Schofield, . 30 carbine, .308, 7mm Weatherby Mag, .45-70, .30-06, 8mm Mauser, .270, .300 Win mag, .223, and 40mm grenades (practice rounds). Have a shot shell progressive loader too but mostly load for trap and skeet. Might be adding 6.5 Creedmore and .338 lapua soon, if I don't change my mind or go broke.
     
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  6. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    444 marlin can double as a 410 shell?
    Why am I just now hearing about this?
     
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  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Just tried a 444 marlin case in the judge
    Seems doable, No cylinder lockup
     
  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    This is my largest bore rifle. 20161225_210235.
     
  9. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I'm thinking Hell yeah!

    IMAG00603.
     
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  10. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Buffaloe Arms has brass .410 shells
     
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  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Didn't know that!
    Thinking about trying this one day,
    May be a Hold my beer and watch this moment?
     
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  12. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

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  13. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    @Seacowboys Would really like a M79. If you don't mind me asking was this a build up or a purchase?
     
  14. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Hmmm...and since a cut-down .410 works in a Webley .455, I wonder if the .444 marlin would work in a .455 ;)
     
  15. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Don't know Techser,
    Perhaps someone who has been there and done that could chime in?
     
  16. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    There is some decent info in the video, but the guy is a sloppy reloader IMHO. I'm wondering what kind of die I could use to produce a proper roll crimp to keep the disc in place instead of glue. Myself, I don't place much stock in using elmers to seal a shotgun case. I have a roll crimp die for my 12 ga brass cases and it works well. Not trying to sound like a snob, but there's gotta be a better way.
     
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  17. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    The original thump guns I have seen were going for 7 to 8 thousand dollars each.

    BUT the M203 is cheap now that it's replacement is out. The M203 used to cost around $1600, now they are 1000 or less.

    The only thing that the new M230 does over the old M203 is fire longer over all length shells.

    I would just RTV a cardboard disk over the top of my home grown shot shell loads that wouldn't crimp.
     
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  18. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I I bought all the pieces over the years and finally located a stripped kkanar receiver at Knob Creek. Randy Shivak has a few receivers that he machines, He'll let one go as a title one weapon usually for around two grand. You can usually find the rest of the parts at Grog's 40 mm website, look for Destiny, she is probably the worlds most knowledgable person on the m79 and always willing to help out. She also usually has re-welds available. Don't forget the fed paper work and tax before you install the 40 mm barrel.
     
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  19. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I say Don't even have anything that resembles a 40mm receiver in your posession until you have the stamped form 1 or form 4 in hand.
     
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  20. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    image. The This is a wicked round for the M79, called a .22-18 Beehive. Fires 18 .22 Long rifle rounds with a single large pistol primer to drive the firing pins. kicks like a mule but mows down the under brush like nobody's business.

    image.
     
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