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Reloading/casting for 12g

Discussion in 'Reloading/Ammunition' started by Ellis93, May 8, 2017.

  1. Ellis93

    Ellis93 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Didn't know if anyone would be interested in it.....figured I'd share anyhow.
    Went out this afternoon to do my usual shooting (mostly pistol) and figured I see if I could recoup some lead since I built my berm back up. With the rain we've had the last week,there was no time spent and I had about 3pounds back in possession. Not a lot but enough to feel good about. I even kicked up a Lee slug from my past testing of them.....it didn't change its shape a whole lot hitting dirt,and now I'm wondering how they fair hitting soft targets
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    Now to decide how to go about shooting them into water.......without death occurring lol
     
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  2. phillipd

    phillipd Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

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    I'm sure me, you, and Bo can come up with something
     
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  3. Ellis93

    Ellis93 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Long section of pvc.....4" or larger in diameter,tilted something like 20* and filled with water,capped on one end. Only thing that has crossed my mind.

    Might get expensive lol
     
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  4. Ellis93

    Ellis93 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Woke at 3:30 this morning,lower back knotted up and almost had me folded in half so I got up and headed to the ammo plant. It's been on my mind for some time to get some buckshot and slugs loaded back up. Kinda depleted what I had sighting in my 1300 with its new rifle sights.
    My roll crimping is getting a lot better. Still not perfect but they look decent
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    Now I'm almost out of clear hulls,time to start looking for them on bpi and midway

    I notice bpi has hull and wad packages.....has anyone used one from them?
     
  5. Ellis93

    Ellis93 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Ordered some more new hulls Monday from Midway.....had them Friday,loaded some up this afternoon. Some graphite tumbled 00 buck and some Lyman slugs.
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    Was curious if I could get 1oz of shot inside those short universal hulls I've been shoving Lee slugs in. Looks like they'll work out as far as holding it.....I'll need to see if they actually work lol
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    Not a lot shorter....but enough for me,for now.
     
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  6. SubGunFan

    SubGunFan Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

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    WOW.... Ellis. You have been BUSY lately. Me, my reloading has been on hold for quite a while. Heck, I need to shoot some of what I have loaded................

    Question...... The new hulls you are buying, are they skived or unskived hulls? Roll crimping works best on unskived hulls.

    Are you coming to the mini M&G at Randy's in a few weeks? If yes, PLEASE make me about 50+ of the Lyman slugs and coated lime green. I will bring you lead and/or cash for the slugs. I LIKE your Zombie Slugs ! ! !

    BTW..... I need to try tumbling buckshot in graphite. I have been just tumbling the buckshot dry and then hosing it down with WD-40. Still goes...... BANG. :D

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  7. SubGunFan

    SubGunFan Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

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    Also................ If you are coming to the mini M&G, I will bring you some mini shells. Both slug and buck.

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  8. Ellis93

    Ellis93 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Appreciate it.
    I'll try to get some slugs coated up for you. I have to sit down and cast more first. I'm out of everything.....00 buck,lee slugs and the Lyman. I've shot a lot of those slugs lol. The gong loves it.
     
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  9. Ellis93

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    Oh and I have been using unskived but these last are skived. My error,didn't even cross my mind to look while ordering.
    No they do not like to roll crimp but if you play with them.....they'll do it.
     
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  10. Ellis93

    Ellis93 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Another afternoon session. This time 000 buck,tumbled in graphite.
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    The crimp is with the skived hulls....not a whole lot of difference between it and unskived
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    30 short shell Lee slugs ready for crimping off to the side lol
     
  11. rigrat

    rigrat Semper Fi

    You and Subgun got this reloading shotgun shells down to a science. Very nice work need to put a order in for about 100 mini's in buck and slug one day.
     
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  12. Ellis93

    Ellis93 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Man once I'm comfortable will all this I'll hook you up.
    I was looking on BPI today and found some short wads with no cushion between the cup and gas seal. I'm going to be ordering some shortly so I can perfect the smaller bird shot shells. Those things worked really well.....just tedious to put together with cutting the wad apart to get it to the height I need.
     
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  13. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter


    I have access to 4",6"and 8" pvc not long lengths most scrap. Let me know
     
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  14. Ellis93

    Ellis93 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Will do
     
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