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12 Gauge Reloading

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 345 DeSoto, May 9, 2008.

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  1. 345 DeSoto

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    All my reloading has been for rifle and handgun. I've never loaded for Shotgun, but since I found a NICE Mossberg 500 in a culvert, I'm considering it. What would I need to reload for 12 gauge, 2 3/4"-3"...bare bones, nothing fancy. I have a Rock Chucker press, RCBS 1500 Chargemaster Combo scale, and Unique Powder...for starters. Would I be able to use the Rock Chucker, or would I need a new press? Thanks guys...:eek:
     
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    >It can be done on a Rock Chucker, by buying shotgun dies, but that would cost as much as an entry level shotgun press, and not work nearly as well.<

    Agreed. I have such dies and RCBS made them, but they are a PITA. Howver, my MEC reloaders make short work of shotshell reloading and they do a good job.
     
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    What sort of components would I need, and would the Unique powder be acceptable?...
     
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    345 Desoto, read thru this page http://www.gunshopfinder.com/articles/shotgunreloading.html and it'll give you a fairly good idea of what you need to do to start. It'll list a manual, press and some other stuff as well. But start with the manual like the man says, as it will answer most everything else for you.
     
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    Am I the only one that's interested in hearing how you found a Mossberg 500 in a culvert ? I take it this is a road/highway culvert? Any pics maybe?
     
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    I was going to ask the same question. So you've found this shotgun that was either used in a crime, or stolen from someone. And it has a serial number on it that can possibly be traced to the original owner.

    Or you're joking about finding it.......

    Fred
     
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    yeah, that one sounds fishy. Not that I really give a rats A__ about what a firearms history is but it sounds as if that one might be evidence for something....

    ... Id at least have the authorities check it out. but that's just me and maybe you did...


    -Tsi
     
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    UPDATE - Located the owner of the gun. It was not stolen or "used in a crime"...it was left against the side of the truck when the owner changed out of his hunting overalls...then drove off. Returned it to owner who had since bought a Remington 1100...bought it (Maverick)for $25 from him...:D
     
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