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12 gauge brass blanks
« on: March 31, 2004, 12:19:31 AM »
Alright all you soot lords. I'm interested li loading up some black powder blanks for reenacting. Suggestions would be appreciated as to how much BP and what to hold it in until shot. :)


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Re: 12 gauge brass blanks
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2004, 01:31:45 AM »
Just dump in a bunch and put in an overshot card and seal with some elmer's.  I've used as much as 8cc's (about 130gr).

I know one guy that filled the shell!  Half way should be plenty.

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Re: 12 gauge brass blanks
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2004, 09:04:28 AM »
I know one guy that filled the shell!
Does he have a shoulder left?

70-80gr by volume would be good.

Doc is spot on.

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Re: 12 gauge brass blanks
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2004, 05:10:56 PM »
I load powder with largest Lee scoop from the improved powder measure kit; 1 and 1/2 cushion wads made of fibre;  1 oz. of shot; an over shot card and then some silicon sealant to seal it up. I like the brass because you can choose your column size without worrying about the crimp. 
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Re: 12 gauge brass blanks
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2004, 11:56:14 PM »
Thanks Pards,

will experiment and see what happens.


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Re: 12 gauge brass blanks
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2004, 12:35:41 AM »
Slim, there's no recoil without the shot!  I've shot those 8 dram blanks.  No problem!

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Re: 12 gauge brass blanks
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2004, 08:57:32 AM »
Slim, there's no recoil without the shot!  I've shot those 8 dram blanks.  No problem!

Doc
Sorry, Doc. I thought you were putting in a fiber wad. I have not made blanks without the fiber wad. I will try some with just an overshot card. It should make a big difference in felt recoil.

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Re: 12 gauge brass blanks
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2004, 09:36:56 AM »
I was wondering if the florist's foam I use in my 45 blanks wouldn't work fine.  I have had great success with these 45 blanks.  I have shot at a paper grocery bag from as little as 6 feet and there wasn't even a hole in the bag.

Off hand does anyone know how much BP the largest Lee dipper throws?

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Re: 12 gauge brass blanks
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2004, 09:51:04 AM »
Will,
I just found this. I hope it is what you are looking for. Lee Dipper Capacity Chart

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Re: 12 gauge brass blanks
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2004, 02:42:29 PM »
Sorry about my post.  I did not read it thoroughly and gave info on shot loads, not blanks.  I am a bad cowboy!! ???
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Re: 12 gauge brass blanks
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2004, 02:57:18 PM »
Sorry about my post.  I did not read it thoroughly and gave info on shot loads, not blanks.  I am a bad cowboy!! ???
I noticed it, but didn't want to call ya on it. It that is the worst mistake you do, I will ride the river with you.  ;)

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Re: 12 gauge brass blanks
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2004, 03:21:28 PM »
Thanks Slim.  I have the chart that came with the dippers but some of the newer powders aren't on it........of course black powder was ;)

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Re: 12 gauge brass blanks
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2004, 03:24:58 PM »
You are welcome, Will. Are you going to make it to the shoot in Ripon on the 17th?

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Re: 12 gauge brass blanks
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2004, 04:13:38 PM »
100 grains (volume) of American Pioneer Powder, topped with florist foam......Lotsa smoke!
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