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    577/450 case sizing

    Hi all. I've got a 577/450 Martini Henry that I've never shot. Struggling with resizing magtech 28g shotshell brass without crushing them. Should've stuck with just the Snider but it seemed like a good idea to get another example of a rifle in the same parent case.
    I was talking to Phil Moore about this at a shoot a year ago, apparently he's making forming dies. Anyone know how to get hold of him?
    Thanks

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    @BMcB Phil's PM on it's way to you with Phil's contact. details.

    He now sells Martini Henry as well as Snider cases reformed from the 12 Gauge brass. Here is a link to an excellent YoutUbe link on reforming the brass 12 Gauge cases (If you can get them)
    “There was a moment's suspense while Conscience and Sheer Wickedness fought the matter out inside him, and then Conscience, which had started on the encounter without enthusiasm, being obviously flabby and out of condition, threw up the sponge.”

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    12gauge would be to big?
    I’m looking for a set of dies, I have a couple of them and have to move the shoulder back to chamber them. I’m also going to sort a nitro for BP load.
    I think I have a bullet mould spare if someone’s looking
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    I've got a feeling they are 24 gauge brass shells that people use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    12gauge would be to big? .................
    Spot on.. This stupid boy was having an argument with his bloody PC andnot concentrating, typed 12 instead of 28.....:>)

    I got my MH and Snider dies from Reloaders, They still have the MH dies but not cheap at $210. The bullet moulds for both I brought from X-Ring Services in Trump land.
    “There was a moment's suspense while Conscience and Sheer Wickedness fought the matter out inside him, and then Conscience, which had started on the encounter without enthusiasm, being obviously flabby and out of condition, threw up the sponge.”

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    What's your bullet mold Maca?
    I just cast 600 round ball for the snider but would be keen on something for the 577/450

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    Thanks Sapper.

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    I use the Lee 457 405f and the 457 500f the 500 is closer in weight to the original round. I don't bother with paper patching. As to cases I mortgaged the house years ago and brought 25 SPANZ cases. 15 still work. I got some Bertram brass at auction for $3 a case a while back and probably need to think about dies or at least turn up a neck sizer for the Bertram.

 

 

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