BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!

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BREAKING NEWS ON THE 480 ACHILLES!

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John Killebew of KDM (http://kdmcans.com/) has designed a new crimp die for the 480 Achilles. It is a collett die like the one we cobbled together years ago, but this one works without needing a "spacer" ... just like any normal crimp die!
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It is what we have needed for a long time. John did a great job of design and engineering and making it ... demonstrating his skill. I really appreciate it as I am sure all you 480 Achilles shooters will also. All 4 or 5 of you. :lol:
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Well that proves there's a demand.. :)
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gamekeeper wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Well that proves there's a demand.. :)
Uh ... well ... see ... John is one of the guys who helped come up with the idea of the 480 Achilles and is one of the 4 or 5 who actually have one and shoot it ... so I am not sure that counts.

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I never said a BIG demand.... :lol:
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Well, Jim, I shoot an imaginary .480 Achilles. Does that count? :lol:
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Bill in Oregon wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:39 pm
Well, Jim, I shoot an imaginary .480 Achilles. Does that count? :lol:
Yessir. And I can hook you up with a real crimp die for that imaginary 480 should you need one.
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Right now I can’t get a 480 revolver but I might be able to get a crimping die. Then I would have a reason to get the revolver :roll:
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Ok...good news for the 27 people who reload for that cartridge. :D

Yes...I prefer a collet crimp except for heavy recoilers like the big magnums where I prefer a roll crimp..for cast bullets....

I've found this baby will put a nice collet "style" crimp on anything.........for those cartridges that are weird......set up takes a few minutes....or an hour....but you can run em out almost as fast as you can with the proper collet dies.

Just tested this out on a 44 Webley Bulldog BP round.....-----6

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fordwannabe wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:13 pm
Right now I can’t get a 480 revolver but I might be able to get a crimping die. Then I would have a reason to get the revolver :roll:
My thoughts as well.... :D
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It would be a lot of fun. I use the Lee style Factory Crimp Dies for several calibers.
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Sixgun wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:07 pm
Ok...good news for the 27 people who reload for that cartridge. :D
27!? We musta had a run on 'em! :lol:
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JimT wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:11 am

27!? We musta had a run on 'em! :lol:
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With that heavy slug at such a low velocity, it was more like a fast walk.
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Six,

I'm sure if you ask Lee would make you a Factory Crimp Die for that fat little Webley round. I mean talk about demand! There's gotta be at least two or three people out there reloading for that puppy. Not counting you of course.


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