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Shotshell reloading question

Post by Jamie » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:26 am

Powders!!!

There are a gazillion powders and they all seem specific, but then in the fine print also often note how they're also good for shotshells (and rifle...and handgun).

Are there any powders generally thought to be superior, to be avoided, or should I just get what's available and cheap?

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Re: Shotshell reloading question

Post by minengr » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:40 pm

I have a buddy that's went through a ton of 800x. He shoots registered trap but I think he has switched to Clays. Next time I get around to loading shot shells, I paln to use Clays. I think it burns a little cleaner.
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Re: Shotshell reloading question

Post by Absintheur » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:16 am

I am still old school here, buy my Red Dot by the keg. There may be cleaner burning powders out there but Red Dot is so reliably consistent it is what I always ended up coming back to.
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Re: Shotshell reloading question

Post by Jamie » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:19 am

Thanks for the replies so far, I've been thinking about dipping my toe in the reloading waters, and 12G shotshells seem a good/easy/cheap way to do it...

I was pricing stuff through Cabelas, but am sure that there are cheaper/better sites...what do you guys use?

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Re: Shotshell reloading question

Post by Rich219 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:52 pm

Jamie wrote:Thanks for the replies so far, I've been thinking about dipping my toe in the reloading waters, and 12G shotshells seem a good/easy/cheap way to do it...

I was pricing stuff through Cabelas, but am sure that there are cheaper/better sites...what do you guys use?

Jamie
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If you ever get out toward Rochester I can show you the ropes. Red Dot is my favorite for 1 1/8 oz. loads.

Beikirch's in Rochester is going to be your cheapest source of stuff within the state. If you wait until July for the NYS shoot in Syracuse you will also be able to find excellent prices on reloading supplies there.

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Re: Shotshell reloading question

Post by TheLastRifleMan » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:52 pm

Just remember to follow those recipes in the shotshell reloading books exactly. The wrong wad in the wrong hull can jump your chamber pressure up considerably.

I still have a big container of 800x. Burns clean and made some really good 7/8 oz. trap/small games loads with Remington STS hulls and WInchester primers and wads.
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