Loading your own shotgun slugs?


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jojo200517
September 19, 2009, 08:40 PM
I'm wondering if anyone loads there own 12 gauge shotgun slugs. I'm used to just seeing the standard lead rifled slugs for shotguns in the store but I had a thought today while I was in walmart. I walked back to the gun counter and they were out of .45 acp (typical). I browsed the scopes and started toward the fishing area and that's when I seen ballistic tip muzzle loader bullets.

Visions of putting one in a shotgun wad instead of a sabot like typical and then placing them in a shell danced thru my head.:evil: Just wondering if anyone has loaded anything like this before. I know there are ballistic tip slugs already commercially made but they tend to be quiet expensive from what I have seen (about 5 bucks a piece)

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USSR
September 19, 2009, 09:16 PM
I'm casting slugs using the 1 oz. Lee slug mould. They are sized so as to fit inside of a shotcup.

Don

ReloaderFred
September 19, 2009, 10:19 PM
My slugs come from my Lyman wasp waist, hollow base mold. These slugs are also designed to fit inside a standard plastic wad and use a regular star crimp. They shoot very well from my 870 with rifled barrel. The only deer I ever shot with one took about 1 1/2 steps and keeled over, dead.

The Lyman Shotshell Reloading Manual has recipes for loading these slugs.

Hope this helps.

Fred

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