column By: Staff | February, 21
I very much enjoy the Black Powder Cartridge News and I shoot black powder rifles, pistols and shotguns. In the latest BPC News that I received today is a fine article by Bill Goodman on “Reloading Brass Shot Shells.” Bill mentions the problem of “fishing for the primer pocket” when depriming brass shot shells. Here is a hint to facilitate depriming:
• Cut a dowel that fits inside the shotshell.
• Drill a hole through the center of the dowel that fits the depriming tool.
• Insert the dowel into the case, insert the depriming tool into the drilled hole, place it over a board with a hole and tap out the primer. No more fishing.
Thanks to you and Mike Venturino, I have enjoyed shooting my 1885 High Wall in .45-70 and .40-65 for some years now. Yes, I use SPG Lube. My neighbor, Terry Howard, and I have a range where we can shoot out to 500 meters and spend many happy hours working up and testing various loads. Thanks for all you have done to enhance our enjoyment.
– Clyde M. Biggs
Center Point, Texas