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Loading your own shotgun slugs?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jojo200517, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. jojo200517

    jojo200517 Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    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)
  2. USSR

    USSR Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2005
    I'm casting slugs using the 1 oz. Lee slug mould. They are sized so as to fit inside of a shotcup.

  3. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Oregon Coast
    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.


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