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    Loading revolver shotshells?

    I’ve used the Speer shot capsules, however they are #9 shot which works fine for snakes but isn’t suitable for squirrels, grouse, etc. Doing a bit of searching, .357 Maximum cases are barely longer than complete .38 Special rounds, I’m guessing they would fit in the cylinder fine with a small crimp on the end. The hope is that they would hold enough size 7 1/2 shot to be effective on a bit tougher animals.

    It appears it’s simple to use a few grains of pistol powder, a shot card, fill the case with shot, add another card, and crimp. Anybody messed with this?

    #2
    Sound doable...
    last 45's we used milk carton "cards" and a drop of wax for dry tight.
    Swaging the crimp will be key.
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      #3
      I use the speer capsules in my .45 Colt. I have loaded with #7 and also with BB.

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        #4
        Yeah I haven’t tried the crimping deal yet. I have the Lee factory crimp die that I’m hoping would do a sufficient job, but it may just mangle the case mouth without a bullet to crimp into.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Gatorgrizz27 View Post
          Yeah I haven’t tried the crimping deal yet. I have the Lee factory crimp die that I’m hoping would do a sufficient job, but it may just mangle the case mouth without a bullet to crimp into.
          You need to get the crimp set so that it holds it good without being to tight. Takes a little patience

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