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    11-26-2012, 04:02 PM
Check the shipping would be $12. I think I can get them all in a mef flat rate box.
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    11-26-2012, 04:59 PM
So how much are reloads? At 36 cents each for blanks, here do you buy the powder wads?. So just put in the powder wads and then a paper wad and your good?
    11-26-2012, 05:44 PM
It is black powder about 30 grains. Once you get your blanl brass it only cost about $.08/blank. When I get back home I will go into more detail.
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    11-26-2012, 11:44 PM
This is a sized and De primed 45 colt brass. This particular brass has not been drilled but I am just using it to show as I do not have any blank brass that is not loaded.

Once the brass has been cleaned and deprimed it should be sized also but for blanks you can get away with not sizing the brass IF it will load into your gun with little problem.

Next it to prime the brass. Best and cheapest way is a lee eazy prime. They run about $25 and I use it to prime all my brass blanks and ammo loads. You will need large pistol primers.

Then put your brass in a loading block or if you do not wish to spend the money on one. I personally love them and would not load with out one. You can use a pie tin.

Then using a Lee dipper again you can pour your powder in but I find that way is messy and you loose a lot of powder and with the price I find a lee dipper much better and more consistent. A full set will run you about $10. Which one you will use will depend on the powder you use and the load you want.

Poor the powder into your brass.

Then take your paper wads.

Put then on top of your brass so they are flush with the top.

Then take a ram. This can be just about anything from a flat pencel or I like to use a 380 brass on the end of a pen cap. Use this to press the paper wad down into the brass. This part is very important. You MUST make sure that the paper wad is all the way down and pushed hard into the powder. You do not want any extra air in there. This will cause you problems.

This is what your finished blank should look like. How fare down the paper wad is will depend on how much of a load you want in your blank. 30 grains will take up most of the brass. This one in this picture has about 30 grains.

If you have any questions feel free to ask. Also you MUST drill your brass if you are using once fired 45 colt brass vs blank 45 colt brass. Regular brass the flash hole is not big enough and the primers back out and by your 3rd shot your gun will lock up. ONCE YOU DILL YOUR BRASS YOU CAN NOT LOAD IT AS AMMO. ONLY BLANKS.

You can drill it or you can buy blank brass from Midway USA on the net. About $25/100 plus shipping. Wich is a REALLY REALLY good price.
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    11-26-2012, 11:47 PM
Also as I am sure you know. Black powder is very corrosive you once you are done shooting you need to wash the brass in HOT soppy water just like you would your gun. If not your brass will not last long and at $.25-$.30 each you want it to last as long as you can. Also by using paper wads vs wads and crimping your brass will last a lot longer.
    11-27-2012, 10:27 AM
We'll have to keep the reloading in mind. I guess right now I'll just go for the 20 pegs. $62 was the amount for 20 plus shipping then right? Once you confirm, I'll paypal to you.
    11-27-2012, 01:14 PM
Yep that is correct. If you want 3 sets shipping would be the same
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    11-27-2012, 02:45 PM
I think 2 will do. I'll paypal soon. Thanks.
    11-27-2012, 02:48 PM
Just sent the money. I think you'll need my address as I called it a gift.
B McCommon
3213 Kristen Lane
Bismarck, ND 58503
    11-27-2012, 03:32 PM
Originally Posted by bmccommon    
Just sent the money. I think you'll need my address as I called it a gift.
B McCommon
3213 Kristen Lane
Bismarck, ND 58503
Yep I got it thanks. I did not have enough air stems for a full set of 20 so I ordered some yesterday. They claim I will have them here by the end of the week. Once I get them it will not take long to finish them out and will get them in the mail to you. Will send them priority so should not take too long to get them there.

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