Promising source for handgun shot loads

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  1. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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  2. Mindy up North

    Mindy up North G&G Evangelist

    Neat! I may need to start doing that...
    ... Mosquitoes are brutal this year:D
     
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  4. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    that's how we do it.
    a gas check, and a piece of card stock.

    you need some 30 caliber gas checks.
    they got them there cheap by the thousand.

    you can make your own card stock wads with a sharpened case, a drill, and a nail with a piece of wood on the sharp end.
     
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    A hollow punch set and cereal boxes make for fast and easy overshot cards
     
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  7. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    Thanks for the heads up Randy
    I’d be interested in how they do. I would jump in myself at some point. I’m thinking when I break down and buy a bag of shot when I get in the mood to load shotgun shells.

    I hate buying shot. My pea brain is still stuck on it being $13.00 a bag back when I loaded a lot. Not much cost advantage to loading shot shells any longer. The exception is you can get the exact load you like as opposed to off the shelf.
     
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  8. Palladin8

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    I tried it with 45 Colt and found that it leaded my barrel something fierce. To the point I could barely see rifling in part of the barrel.
    I just use the Speer shot shell capsules now and don't look back.
     
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  9. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    Wonder if the hardness of the shot would matter much? It’s a thing to a certain extent in traditional shot shells.

    https://www.shotgunlife.com/shotguns/tom-roster/understanding-lead-shot-quality-part-2.html

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  10. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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  11. Palladin8

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    I don't know about the hardness but it was chilled shot that I bought to load in my shotgun. Don't know how i'd feel about shooting nickle plated shot down my barrel. For the few times i'd actually shoot them it might not hurt anything.

    I was just looking on Midway and I didn't see anything for the 32 Cal.
     
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  12. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    Agreed. I’d have to look at the nickel. A lot of times, with “copper plated” for example, it’s more of a wash coating. But like you say, a few here and there. Would need to trust verify.
    What specifically were you searching midway for in regards to .32?


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  13. Ranger4

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    I wonder if it would help to powder coat regular chilled shot? By just spreading out enough to cover say a pizza pan with aluminum foil on it, then sprinkling with the powder, shaking a bit, then heating, would cover most of the surfaces. That one time would provide enough shot for a very long time. I do it with shot that I cast in 0, 00, 000 buck, .433 and .454 round balls. I load some of them in pistol calibres but have not shot enough to know if it matters much. Seems like a few in chilled shot might be worth the time.

    In your 32s, you can load the 00 buck in single or double ball loads and get a cheap and fun plinking load. Work for turtles in a pond also.
    FWIW