My new Shiloh Sharps has arrived

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Re: My new Shiloh Sharps has arrived

Post by BFD » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:58 am

They do tend to be "loosey-goosey." I generally hit mine with a taper crimp die. That will help. Alternatively, cut down your FL die about 0.2" and then you may get the sizing a bit tighter. This works with Lyman dies, but maybe not others.

Brass with thicker walls may help. I use Starline fwiw.

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Re: My new Shiloh Sharps has arrived

Post by Lumpy Grits » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:54 pm

Have you annealed the case mouths?
I used the .45acp size die after I seated the bullets, to snug up the fit.
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Re: My new Shiloh Sharps has arrived

Post by D. Taylor Sapergia » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:35 pm

I'm using Winchester brass, and I have not annealed them. I have loaded 14 rounds for my first outing, and took the bullets out, touched them against the Lee G3 (bullet seating die) and this made for a snug fit of the patched bullets. I think I'm good to go.
I appreciate all your input. I was thinking there may be a special 45-70 die for loading bore sized bullets...you are saying cutting .200" from the mouth of the 45-70 sizing die (Lyman) will allow me to run the cases up a little further for a tighter mouth on the case.?

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Re: My new Shiloh Sharps has arrived

Post by BFD » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:41 pm

D. Taylor Sapergia wrote:I'm using Winchester brass, and I have not annealed them. I have loaded 14 rounds for my first outing, and took the bullets out, touched them against the Lee G3 (bullet seating die) and this made for a snug fit of the patched bullets. I think I'm good to go.
I appreciate all your input. I was thinking there may be a special 45-70 die for loading bore sized bullets...you are saying cutting .200" from the mouth of the 45-70 sizing die (Lyman) will allow me to run the cases up a little further for a tighter mouth on the case.?
Yes,this is one of two ways to get to where you want to go. It will make your entire case tighter too however. Thus the taper crimp die might be a better alternative.

I like the idea of using a .45 colt or .45 acp die. I have one, but have not played with it much.

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Re: My new Shiloh Sharps has arrived

Post by bobw » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:27 pm

My short Lyman taper crimp die doesn't tighten enough for bullets patched to .449", so after using it I also use the RCBS tc sizer die for a 1/4" and that works ,I also use a VLD chamfer on the inside for an easier start on seating the ppb. bobw
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Re: My new Shiloh Sharps has arrived

Post by Ray Newman » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:20 pm

BobW: try a .45 Colt taper crimp die. I had the same problem until I tried the .45 Colt taper crimp die. Cannot recall if it is a Lyman or CH-4D die.
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Re: My new Shiloh Sharps has arrived

Post by Dennis Armistead » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:04 pm

bobw wrote:My short Lyman taper crimp die doesn't tighten enough for bullets patched to .449", so after using it I also use the RCBS tc sizer die for a 1/4" and that works ,I also use a VLD chamfer on the inside for an easier start on seating the ppb. bobw
My short taper die didn't work either, belt sanded .250 off the bottom and now works like a charm :D
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Re: My new Shiloh Sharps has arrived

Post by Lumpy Grits » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:15 pm

When I was shoot'n PP.
I found the the .45 acp taper die to work the best. Mine was made by Redding.
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Re: My new Shiloh Sharps has arrived

Post by High Desert Hunter » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:24 pm

A profile crimp die may work, the Redding dies I have for the 44, 454, and 480 are all open on top.

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Re: My new Shiloh Sharps has arrived

Post by High Desert Hunter » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:25 pm

Beautiful rifle by the way!

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Re: My new Shiloh Sharps has arrived

Post by BMurray » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:55 pm

Geez that’s pretty ,stop showing that or I’ll want another ,I got 3 now !

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