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Posted: 4/7/2006 7:51:15 AM EDT
Hi folks,

Recently got my first gun requiring moon clips, a Smith & Wesson 22-4 that is chambered in .45ACP.

My question is about the moon clips themselves. They appear to be stamped, and as such have a rounded edge and a sharp edge. Is there any value in affixing cartridges with the sharp edge facing a specific direction? Does it make any difference at all? I'm thinking about wear to cases that I will be saving for reloading.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:54:16 AM EDT
IIRC, the sharp edge should face the cylinder, (rounded edge against the brass).

Mike
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 8:00:22 AM EDT
I concur with Mr. Wilson
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 8:48:07 AM EDT
Ok, so rounded edge facing back toward the rim, and sharp edge facing the direction of bullet travel.

Thanks!!!

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 9:51:26 AM EDT
That is also the way I do it. Don't be afraid to throw those empty moon clips in the tumbler with your brass. That gets rid of any carbon deposit on them. I believe you can still buy moon clips from Ranch Products for under 30 bucks per hundred, also.
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