Hey guys, im a shot shell reloader too, i like saiga 12 shotguns and clones, i love "combat shotguns" in general, but lets face it buck ns slugs are not cheap to buy, but they can be very cheap to load yourself.
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.
Yeah i know him, leon from buck and slugs and wade rush from bubba roundtree outdoors. All of them have been playing with those. With very cool results. Shooting saigas and other semi auto shotguns that like heavier loads gets expensive if we dont make our own rounds lol.
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.
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.
I load a ton of birdshot cowboy rounds for sass matches. I treated myself to a small upgrade on my reloading press. But, I still have my MEC 600jr. I would bet that more shotshells have been loaded on the Jr. than any other shotshell press around. They are great.
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.
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....
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