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For sale are six press mounted over powder wad punches manufactured by Fred Cornell. As measured by my trusty dial caliper, punch diameters are 0.328", 0.403", 0.430", 0.454", 0.460" and 0.516". In use, the head of a punch locks into a turret press' ram (in replacement of a shell plate). Four of the punches are mounted in a Lee turret press tool head. Except for a little surface oxidation on the exterior of the punch bodies, these punches are sharp, smooth, clean and very tightly toleranced. Buffalo Arms sells these punches for $62.95 each. For the lot of six punches and tool head I'm asking $200 plus $8 for USPS flat rate shipping. I am only interested in selling them as a lot. Just think, you get all of this for just a little over what Buffalo Arms is asking for three. And, Buffalo Arms is out of stock on many of the sizes. Thanks for reading.
I want to shoot black powder from paper shotgun hulls. Having a problem with paper hulls being damaged on the final crimp and size stage of my Lee LoadAll. The LoadAll uses a steel ring to size the hull base, which is not the problem. The most important feature of the LoadAll is the final station, which sizes the FRONT 2/3 of the shell, and completes a star crimp. The last station ensures shotshell is properly undersized (slightly) to drop into my double chambers. With paper hulls, the nylon sizing tube seems to "grab" the outside layer of (waxed) paper, and pull it down and away from the inner layers. I end up with an ugly, uneven crease near the base, and cockeyed shell. Hull does not look like it will survive another reload. If I do not pull all the way down to avoid hull damage, then the completed shell does not drop into my shell checker (barrel-set removed from my double, muzzle down). Hornady "One Shot" case lube would dissolve the wax in the paper hull outer layer. Would a chromed steel sizer on a MEC or Pacific/Hornady loader "slide" over the paper hulls, properly sizing on the last station? Is there another, separate sizing tool available? (The MEC "Super Sizer" is not an option, it only sizes the base.) How are other paper-hull BP shooters ensuring final results are properly sized? LoadAll fits much better in my tiny, temporary apartment than my MEC9000, Pacific 366, or PW375, which are in storage in another state.