I want to get set up to make my own buckshot. Been reading up on it and still can't decide on which moulds to try. Any help from someone(s) with experience would be welcomed and appreciated.
Do you use a standard brass tumbler?I have a LEE mold for both 00 and #4 buck. The #4 buck mold can be a PITA at times. Not wanting to fill out well. #4 buck is so small. When you do get some good castings, I suggest you buy a box opener type knife with the long break away blades. Roll the the 3-pellet castings under the knife to separate them.
Use only pure lead in the LEE molds or you could damage the mold.
If you want "some purdy" buckshot pellets, tumble the pellets with a very small amount of powdered graphite. The tumbling will remove the casting/cut marks and give the pellets a shiny black color. Tumble for 3+ hours.
There out there in stock just have to dig deep into the web and your pockets for some.I just checked FS Reloading and the LEE #4 Buck mold is backordered until around the middle of November.
Thanks Rig. I honestly spent 90 minutes looking for the mold with nada in stock. Ordered two from 10ring this am.There out there in stock just have to dig deep into the web and your pockets for some.
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