Reloading w / theLyman 12 ga slug
Posted 02 January 2002 - 08:24 AM
At a .85 cents to a buck a pop for factory slugs, I am looking to the Lyman slug for a reasonable low recoil practice and match ammo. Suggestions??
Posted 02 January 2002 - 02:27 PM
What we found was that each gun was incredibly sensitive to what powder, wad, hull it liked. I loaded mine in the new Remington green hulls (the slick, shiny ones) so I could keep them separated from my birdshot loaded in AA hulls.
Basically, if a load will cycle your gun with a one ounce load, that load will probably cycle with the slug loaded. But you'll have to experiment like crazy to find the accurate load for your gun. If you're using a smoothbore, it is even more difficult. But when you find that load, you'll be shooting tack-driving, skeet-load-recoil slugs. Life will be nice then.
Posted 02 January 2002 - 03:56 PM
Was thinking of flying out to do that Mystery Mountain 3 gun in Mesa AZ - if the Lymans will take some work to get them to function right, maybe I had better order up some factory slugs. BTW, to load the Lymans, I will be using either the shiny remington hulls (these have proven nearly indestructable so far with 1 1/8 OZ light steel loads) or the lowbrass red plastic AAs.
BTW, it warmed my heart to hear of another crazy sole or two out there who has used a 12 gauge on pins! We used to shoot pins at Deep Run near Westminster MD until the range was shut down by antigun lawsuit. Buckshot would take 'em off the table but the slugs REALLY sent those pins flying (and any part of the wood table that got in the way!). Shot pins w/ rifles @ 50 yards out there too - that was a hoot!
I used mostly the Sellier and Bellot 00 buck on pins and sometimes tried out the old remington 1 OZ slugger slugs - the Federal 1.25 OZ slugs kicked like hell in our pump guns. With buckshot, best times for 5 pins was just under 3 seconds. Lots of folks liked the Estate cartridge loads or the high dollar low recoil tactical buck. Sure miss those days.
Anyway, will let you know what we discover after loading up a few of the Lyman slugs. Thanks, D.
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