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Reload Slugs?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Rustynuts, Jan 5, 2008.

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  1. Rustynuts

    Rustynuts Member

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    How to reload slugs? Do you need any special crimp dies? The pics of slugs I've seen also seem to have a plastic tail on them. Does this take the place of a regular wad?
     
  2. ReloaderFred

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    Obtain the Lyman Shotshell Manual. It will answer all your questions and give you many different loads for slugs, etc.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  3. dmftoy1

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    I went through this earlier this fall when I choked on the price of slugs for practice. (took up deer hunting again this fall)

    There are guys who'll sell you cast slugs or you can do it yourself. For my usage I picked up a Lyman 525 Grain mold that uses standard shotgun shell wads as a sabot. The mold came with load data that specified Hull/Wad/Powder Charge. It's not like loading for brass cartridges . .you basically use their recipe and you're done.

    The cheapest way to create the loads (that i could find) was to pick up a Lee "Load All". I think I got it on sale for $35 . .add wads, 209 primers and powder and you're in business. (loaded up 200 over christmas so I can practice next year for deer season . . .I was pretty tickled this year in that my first shot cut the buck's heart in half!)

    Have a good one,
    Dave
     
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