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    Yes I'd imagine prying open the crimp would get a bit tedious after a while. With 7mmwsm's method you could use this simple cutting device.
    Mountain storm crimp cutter, I like his ingenuity
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/cBYTndcNhm4/hqdefault.jpg

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    Yeah, that is a nice solution. When prying the crimps open I put the shell in a bit of PVC pipe cut to length so just the crimp was sticking out, helped support the sides of the shell. Should work as a guide for cutting too

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    Have just ordered one of those Russian hand roll-crimpers from E-bay, will be interesting to see how it goes. Should save a bit of time cutting the star crimp off and roll crimping vs prying star open and trimming with a scalpel cheers@7mmwsm
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    Oops meant cheers @7mmwsm

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    I'll have to get one too, need to get a Lee slug mold too and some sort of cast pouring ladle, where's a good place to get one of those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leighos View Post
    I'll have to get one too, need to get a Lee slug mold too and some sort of cast pouring ladle, where's a good place to get one of those?
    Fishing shops should have lead ladles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leighos View Post
    I'll have to get one too, need to get a Lee slug mold too and some sort of cast pouring ladle, where's a good place to get one of those?
    I got both from Reloaders
    Lee Single Cavity Mold 12 Gauge 1oz Slug 90281 - Bullet Casting - Reloading - Reloaders Supplies Ltd
    They have the 7/8 oz mold as well (same price)
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    Is this ladle they have big enough to smelt and pour 1oz?
    http://www.reloaders.co.nz/shop/Relo...ead+Ladle.html

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    These Russian roll crimping tools are not industrial grade. But they do the job. Took ages to got here too. The tracking number told me it had been lost. Then a couple of weeks later it arrived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    These Russian roll crimping tools are not industrial grade. But they do the job. Took ages to got here too. The tracking number told me it had been lost. Then a couple of weeks later it arrived.
    Sounds like everything else I've bought from Russia

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    Quote Originally Posted by leighos View Post
    Is this ladle they have big enough to smelt and pour 1oz?
    Lee Lead Ladle - Bullet Casting - Reloading - Reloaders Supplies Ltd
    Yup, that's the one I've got. I just used an old pot and a cheap gas burner from Mitre 10 to melt it, then that ladle to scoop and pour
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben-tard View Post
    Yup, that's the one I've got. I just used an old pot and a cheap gas burner from Mitre 10 to melt it, then that ladle to scoop and pour
    Awesome thanks mate, time to go shopping

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    Sweet, let us know how you get on.
    Just watched the youtube vid of that mountain storm tool, had assumed it cut in from the side but see now that it cuts down from the top, looks like you could just use that tool and not bother with a roll crimper.
    Might be teaching gran to suck eggs but - make sure you've got good ventilation when melting down your shot, stuff can be nasty. I used a fan over top of the pot and a breathing mask thingo, long sleeves and eye protection is the go too

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    From left to right that is: big ol' pile of 1oz slugs, .224 75gr Amax, .264 140gr Amax & 1oz slug

 

 

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