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OCTOBER 2015 NEWSLETTER
Robin and I are very happy to announce that Titan Reloading is now a distributor of MEC shotshell reloading equipment. We are currently working to add these new products to our website. Since 1955, Mayville Engineering Company ( MEC) has been designing, building and servicing the best shotgun shell reloaders in the world. From children to seniors and the casual hobbyist to the competitive shooter, MEC reloaders have earned the trust and loyalty of generations of customers. MEC is located in Mayville Wisconsin, right here in America’s heartland, and just 20 miles away from our showroom in Hartford.
We are truly enjoying all the friends we have made through Titan Reloading and look forward to many more. Feel free to contact us. When possible, please email us rather than call. Due to our limited phone system and staff we are able to respond to your questions quicker via email. Please include your full name or order ID number with any order inquiries. Service and Support is our top priority. As always, you will find many answers to questions in the “FAQ” and “Help Videos” areas of our website www.titanreloading.com . Check us out on Google+ and Facebook .
Dennis / Titan Reloading
LOAD ALL 2 CONVERSION KITS
12 GAUGE CONVERSION KIT
Lee 12 Gauge Load All 2 Conversion Kit. Everything to convert the Load All 2 to 12 gauge. Includes the die carrier, steel sizer, wad guide, shell holder, load data and instructions.
16 GAUGE CONVERSION KIT
Lee 16 Gauge Load All 2 Conversion Kit. Everything to convert the Load All 2 to 16 gauge. Includes the die carrier, steel sizer, wad guide, shell holder, load data and instructions
20 GAUGE CONVERSION KIT
Lee 20 Gauge Load All 2 Conversion Kit. Everything to convert the Load All 2 to 20 gauge. Includes the die carrier, steel sizer, wad guide, shell holder, load data and instructions
INSIGHT OF THE MONTH:
Shot Shell Crimp Problems
Crimp problems are usually caused by not having the correct wad length for the shell and components selected. If the crimp is too deep use a longer wad. If none are available, you can use a wad that is too short and use a fiber or a cardboard wad from a smaller gauge to take up the excess space. It is usually best to place this directly below the shot. Even a crumbled scrap of paper will do.
Sometimes a wad slightly long can be compressed in the wad starting station. Do this by moving the wad starter up 1/4 inch (for 3″ shells). Then use a 1/4 inch spacer under the shell. The spacer should have a hole in the center so nothing will touch the primer. A few washers work fine. This will then permit the wad to be seated deeper.
Poorly formed crimps can be caused by using the wrong crimp starter, 6 or 8 segment, or starting in the wrong place. Be sure to align exactly on the fold. With some brands of shells a better crimp is formed by starting exactly in the wrong place. That is where the shell previously folded out, recrimp with the fold in.