00 Buck and Blue Dot


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Nate1778
September 17, 2009, 04:24 PM
I have AA hulls
Winchester 12R wads.
Blue Dot
Winchester and CCi 209's
a bucket full of 00 buck shot.


Lyman's calls for 38g Blue Dot with 10 pellets of #0 buck, can I substitute 9 pellets of 00 in its lieu? Am I substituting a tit for a tat? Any experience would be greatly appreciated.

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rcmodel
September 17, 2009, 04:37 PM
Ten 0 buckshot weighs approx 486 grains.
Nine 00 buckshot weighs approx 492 grains.

Or 6 grains differance.
There is probably more variation between ten pellets of either size.

SO, pretty much tit for tat.

rc

snuffy
September 17, 2009, 08:22 PM
Buckshot loads are "stacked". They are not loaded by weight. Some sizes just won't stack in a 12ga. shell. Some are stacked 4 to a layer, some 3 to a layer, and some 2 per layer. But not all sizes fit.

There's really only one source for buckshot loads, that's the Lyman shotshell handbook, "the bible". Ballistic products has some data in a load book, but the Lyman manual has them beat by a longshot!

Nate1778
September 17, 2009, 09:53 PM
Snuff, reread my post, the data is from the lyman book. Thank you though, Lymans just doesn't list a 00 with Blue Dot.

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