Post by bigbrowndog on Jun 22, 2019 18:06:31 GMT -5
I’m looking at picking up a 2.75” gun for my fiancé for walking around our National Parks as well as on the ranch. I’ve been making full length shotshells for my 629 and Ruger OM, but don’t know the cylinder length of the 69’s or if they differ from the 629. I assume nonrecessed chambers.
But could someone measure a cylinder for me, so I can make sure I’m cutting the cases short enough.
Trapr LTD, destructive animal abatement
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My idea of a good shot on game is 2 holes with every shot, one in and one out.
Post by bigbrowndog on Jun 22, 2019 19:48:12 GMT -5
It looks like I need to trim the cases to 1.70, before loading and crimping. BTW, for anyone interested take 303brit. cases and cut to 1.70, I drop 8gr. Uniq. Put a leather over powder wad in fill with mixed #12 and #8 shot, put in another leather over shot wad, crimp ith a special domed die I had made. Then a drop of Elmer’s on top of the leather wad and set aside to dry overnight. When you shoot it it will expand to match the chamber contours and more closely resemble a 44 mag case. To reload simply resize, and reload using the same steps, only this time shot capacity will be a bit more.
case rims will have to be turned down if you have recessed chambers.
Your logic good. Too late for me, wife has a couple of her own pieces already. When she is mad..the IDPA targets get shredded and multiple brass in the air at once. She hasn't shot my M69 yet, figure I'm gonna lose then, maybe can steer her to the 4.2" ?