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Old 07-25-2013, 11:58 AM
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Really wish they made made 32 caliber shot capsules for reloading. 38, 44 and 45 caliber are readily available but finding 32 is a no go so far. Anybody have a lead on some!
Incidentally, I've found that the CCI 45 ACP shot shells jam up when fired in my 1917. They also jammed my friends 625. This was with and without using a moon clip. When fired they seem to be backing up tight against the recoil shied and the expanded case mouth locks them in place. Cylinder won't turn and requires a good smack to open. Not a good thing. I've used Speer 38 caliber shot capsules with no problems. Looks like I'll start using them in my 45's as well.
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I RESEARCHED THIS A WHILE AGO TO MAKE SNAKE SHOT FOR MY SISTER WHO LIVE OUT IN THE DESERT. 00 WAS THE SIZE FOR THE 32. YOU JUST BUY REGULAR EMPTY PHARMACEUTICAL 00 SIZE CAPSULES AND FILL THEM WITH SHOT, GLUE THEM SHUT, LOAD INTO BRASS WITH GLUE ON THE BOTTOM CAP TO HOLD THEM IN THE BRASS. I LOADED A HUNDRED FOR HER A FEW YEARS AGO. SHE HAS KILLED SEVERAL RATTLERS AROUND HER HOUSE WITH THEM. BUT THEY DO NOT LAST LONG IN THE CYLINDER. VERY EASILY BROKEN. JIM P

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Thanks for the info, but where do you buy 00 size capsules?

ON the CCI factory 45 acp shot loads, I had a bad experience trying to use in a 1911. The little plastic shot cover evidently broke under recoil of the first shot, and dumped all the shot into the inside of the action. It took me a couple hours to get the gun apart and get it all cleaned our. Never use those again. 38 and 44 handloads wit the Speer shot capsules.
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Thanks for the link. I have to give some a try.
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I've found that the CCI 45 ACP shot shells jam up when fired in my 1917. They also jammed my friends 625. This was with and without using a moon clip. When fired they seem to be backing up tight against the recoil shied and the expanded case mouth locks them in place. Cylinder won't turn and requires a good smack to open. Not a good thing. I've used Speer 38 caliber shot capsules with no problems. Looks like I'll start using them in my 45's as well.
John
FYI CCI web site has this to say about the 45s. These cartridges are designed to function in semi-automatic pistols. DO NOT USE IN REVOLVERS - cylinder lock-up may occur.

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FYI CCI web site has this to say about the 45s. These cartridges are designed to function in semi-automatic pistols. DO NOT USE IN REVOLVERS - cylinder lock-up may occur.
After seeing this I pulled out the box and checked. Says the same in the fine print on the back.
Should have known... fine print, like gravity, will get you every time!
I'll just have to get a 1911 to use up the remaining 6 rounds. Wouldn't want them to go to waste!
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