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Old August 31, 2000, 05:17 PM   #1
Gary S. Clark
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I have been asked if it is possible to reload several thousand blanks in .303 brit, for an organization.

I presently use a Dillion 550 press for several calibers including the 303.
My question: is it possible to reload for blanks, and is there a special die availble for the crimp?
I assume this would just replace the seater die.
If it is possible, does anyone out there have a load that is best.
I have alot of military powder on hand that would be ideal to burn up for this project. (WC852 rifle ball powder and M2 ball from River Valley Ordinance).
Any help would be appreciated.

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Old August 31, 2000, 05:24 PM   #2
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The powder used for blanks is a special sort of stuff, useful for no other purpose. From what I read, it doesn't burn; it detonates.

Using a ball powder won't make a lot of noise, and spews unburned powder around...

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Old August 31, 2000, 05:31 PM   #3
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Thank you that was quick.
That being said that I can't use the mil surplus powder. What is usable and is it possible?
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