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reloading for 12 gauge slugs!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kellyj00, May 16, 2007.

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  1. kellyj00

    kellyj00 Member

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    I've searched THR and google, no real good advice... a few recipes and some descriptions, but nothing too exact.

    Where can I find a good tutorial on how to reload 12 gauge rifled slugs? Also, information about what hulls will work for the purpose would be useful. I've heard non-skived only, but another site said "any" hull for slugs.

    so confusing...
     
  2. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Member

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    I got my information from the Lyman Shotshell Reloading Manual, 4th edition. There is a lot of data for loading slugs, along with just about any other combination for shotguns.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  3. sargenv

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    If you want to be serious about loading slugs or buckshot, I'd have to reccomend you head over to the Ballistic Products web site and take a look at their loading manuals for the subject. They also have all sorts of projectiles, wads, and accessories it takes to load these special shells. I've been using their products since before the Internet took off. They are a great company to deal with and you can talk to their people via telephone or email.
     
  4. kellyj00

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    thanks fellas!
     
  5. Ranger J

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    What slug do you intend to load? I have had good luck loading Lee Key slugs using AA cups in AA hulls. I pour my own slugs out of pure lead and get accuracy comparable to factory slugs. The Lee mold comes with a list of powder, hull and cup combinations that can be used. As I have moved to Missouri (rifle state) I don't usually hunt with the slug gun mucn any more but do once or so a year touch a few off for old times sake at the range.
    RJ
     
  6. Navy_Guns

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    I have a H&R Ultra Slug Hunter in 12 gauge. The best results I've had so far is from the Lyman Shotshell manual using a 3" Remington hull with the Lyman 525 grain "sabot slug" over 50 grains of Blue Dot (this is right out of the manual so I should be safe giving the charge weight, right?) Shooting off a rest I can get 3-shot groups measuring 1.3" center to center at 100 yards.

    And they only cost about $0.25 to load, not $3 each like factory slugs!
     
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