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00 Buck and Blue Dot

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Nate1778, Sep 17, 2009.

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  1. Nate1778

    Nate1778 Member

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    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.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    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
     
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    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!
     
  4. Nate1778

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    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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