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    CandH Shotgun press

    [IMG][/IMG] EBay find. Saw no bids on this and bid $27 and won. It was a filthy little piggy. Previous owner opted to just add more oil when it got sticky instead of cleaning. All cleaned up and running now. Neat little press


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    Never seen one but looks to be a well made machine. Got it figured out yet as far as powder/shot adjustments?
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    Sorry for the double post. I'm still figuring out this tapatalk business on my cell phone. No cyphering done yet but the slide bar drops just short of 1 1/8 oz. of shot and around 27gr. of powder depending on the powder of course. (I just tried Green Dot so far) Any body got any C&H bushings in their junk box?

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    congrats man, one good looking press, never seen one like it before

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    GP be very careful with the shell holder / wad guide. The body itself is easy to break if you force it or are not careful with it.

    I don't think C&H has any more of them.

    Most of the ones you see for sale have that part broken which effectively makes the press useless.

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    Thanks for the warning Randy. I'm always interested in oddities and this just caught my eye. The powder-shot bushings are just thin metal tubes and I only have the two that came in the slide. I'll try to figure out a useful load with what I have and just go with that. It throws the usual shy 1 1/8 oz. shot load but I'll have to find a slower than I would like powder or one with a lot of bulk because the powder bushing is fairly large. It will mostly just be a toy, not my every day press. I have three Mec's for everyday chores. Thanks for the kind replies Guys. Gp

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    GP: the vast majority of older 12ga loaders were setup for Red Dot powder and 1 1/8 oz of shot. I don't remember exactly what the one I had was set up for, I sold it to Sea Giant.

    I got lucky and got one of the last Wad Guides C&H had about 10 years ago.

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    Randy. Wad guide is just fine on this press(at least not broken) but I'll watch out for it. The powder bushing is FAR from Red Dot, sadly as it drops around a whopping 40+ grains of Blue Dot. I've had a couple of friendly and helpful comebacks on the sales thread but haven't found any extra powder bushings yet. If I had a hobby lathe I don't think they would be hard to make as they are just strait aluminum tubes but getting up in years I can't see starting another expensive hobby. Gp

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check