12 guage buck

walterbunning

Load Data Eligible Ruger Blackhawk
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If you are into casting your own slugs, or have thought about getting into it, Loads of Bacon, that’s James, over at the Reloader’s Network, has been importing for sale some Russian molds and specialized wads for casting slugs. The guys that are using them swear that they are, by far, the best performing slugs they have ever used.
 
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Capper

Hand Press
00 buck is .330" diameter down to #4 buck which is .240" diameter. of course there is larger and smaller, but that is generally the most popular range of buckshot from a commercial load perspective. 36 caliber is a within the realm of possibility.
 

infobros

Load Data Eligible SigSaur 1911
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I just got in the components for my Rem 870 12 gauge. Just a field gun and I bought 25 lbs of #71/2 along with the powder and primers, new hulls, and two different wads. I figure that if everything burns I can still bring down some fowl to supplement supplies. We have ducks and geese around here. I don't have a slugger though, just the 600 jr.
 

infobros

Load Data Eligible SigSaur 1911
Staff member
Two things for loading shot, cushion fillers, and overcards when you're trying to get that elusive perfect crimp. Cushion fillers for when your load of shot doesn't fill to the top of the cup. I think of overcards as kind of a cheat for when you can't quite get the crimp adjusted to close perfectly. I've never loaded slugs.
 

Reb Tyree

Load Data Elibible CZ75B SA
Ok, I'm in for 12 guage 00 buck and slugs. I need to start gathering hulls, wads, 209 primers, a couple of moulds that I can use to cast them, I have a Lee 20 lbs, bottem feed pot.

Now I need to learn more about loading the shot shells. Always wanted to make my own as an additional skill set to have. Maybe Highboy or someone else in our group will want to do a step by step video series for all of us....🙂
 

Critter9a

Load Data Eligible Henry steel 357 Magnum
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Reb, after I complete the rest of my 223's I will start on 12 ga shotshell reloading. I bought some already made slugs, my dad has sone number 8 shot and I have some 36 cal ball I need to get to wally mart for some .177 bbs and I am going with green dot powder
 

Reb Tyree

Load Data Elibible CZ75B SA
Critter, sounds good. What shot shell press are you using? I dont have one yet, so trying to find one that is affordable to load slugs and 00 buck. Any recommendations for the press?
 

Critter9a

Load Data Eligible Henry steel 357 Magnum
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I wasn't sure on how far I wanted to go with it so, I went cheap and got the Lee 12 ga load all 2 for around $70
 
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