toxic lead shot !!!!

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toxic lead shot !!!!

Postby ade » Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:06 am

with british law becoming so strict on the use of lead shot on their forshores and the cost of equivalent non toxic cartridges so high at the moment, i was wondering if it possible and plausible to exchange the lead shot.

not being a reloader and with no specific equipment available im hoping that it would be possible to simply buy the non toxic shot in bulk , tungsten for example and simply swap the loads in the unspent cartridge????

i appreciate that load weights and sizes have to be conformed to but would be really greatfull for any input .
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Postby pennsyltucky » Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:41 am

u CANNOT do this with steel or hevi shot or any other hard shot and get away with it.

u can (at your own risk) put bismuth in there if u had to. all the books say that u cant, but many of the loading recipes are the same for both.
the problem with ur idea is, how u gonna get the shell open, empty of shot, re-filled, and re-crimped????? u cant just open up a star crimp, and a roll crimp is even worse to try to open. ull ruin 1/2 of em, and the other 1/2 wont re-crimp well.

u need to invest in a good reloading book, like: ... er=1131970
then get a loader. like a mec 600jr. you will need a loader to do what u want anyhow :smile:
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Postby Sagebrush » Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:50 am


Save the lead for the trap club or upland birds. :thumbsup:

Tring to revamp "loaded shells" is a lost cause.

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Postby ade » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:05 pm

thank guys, this is the kind of info i was after. it was only a pipe dream in the first place so il take your advice and have a good rethink about the situation.
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