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Hope I didn't screw up

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MCgunner, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. MCgunner

    MCgunner Senior Elder

    Dec 3, 2005
    The end of the road between Sodom and Gomorrah Tex
    Made an order for shotshell reloading, steel shot in particular. Are Remington SP10 wads okay for steel shot? I only ordered one bag. If not, hell, I'll load some 10 gauge dove loads. :rolleyes:
  2. tango2echo

    tango2echo Active Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    LOL you must have some big doves in Texas!

    Guess everything really is bigger there...
  3. rg1

    rg1 Participating Member

    May 26, 2006
    Don't think standard wads are recommended for steel shot. Steel shot wads have longer shot cups, harder plastic, and much thicker petals. Steel shot will take up more space than same weight lead pellets and all the steel shot must fit inside the wad or damage to your bore may occur. No loads with steel shot using SP10 wads in Lymans 5th Shotshell Loading Manual. Mostly Ballistic Product steel shot wads are used along with Precision Reloading Baschieri and Pellagri wads and another called Sam1 wad. NO regular lead shot wads used. Also, powders for lead shot may not be appropriate for steel. Powders in the Lyman manual for 10 ga. steel are 800X, SR 4756, HS7, Blue Dot, and Steel which are all slower burning shotshell powders. I'd check out Ballistic Products for steel shot components and they also have data manuals for steel shot reloading.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2010

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