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loading 12ga. w/BP....

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by RugerBob, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. RugerBob

    RugerBob Active Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    southern maine
    Hi all, I have been loading brass for a few years using smokeless. I am just starting out loading 12 gauge with smokeless w/Unique and 800x. All good there. I was wanting to know about loading Blackpowder. Do I need to use differnt wads? I am alright w/plastic, its just with more powder (75 grains by volumn) that I was wondering if the same plastic wads would fit it all in there. Pertty much using AA hulls with 12S3 wads. Using 7 1/2 shot at 1 1/8oz of lead. Its a Pacific DL 250 press. I would not use powder tube. Would load all by hand with powder and vibrate to lower content. No sparks that way. Then put back in press. What type of wads do you reccomend? I would prefer if plastic ain't gonna cut it to have someone that does this to tell me if they use differnt wads on powder over shot and if they use a wad on top over shot.I will be doing this for Cowboy shoots as thats all I use my Ithaca SxS for. I have pyrodex RS and Goex 2F. Thanks all that reply in advance. Bob
  2. Gadzooks Mike

    Gadzooks Mike Member

    Mar 7, 2009
    RugerBob - see if this is something you might be looking for. I haven't started with BP yet, but have it planned for the future. Let us know how it all works out, eh?


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