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3" Steel Reloads

Postby Whistlerwhittler » Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:24 pm

Does anybody have a recipe for reloading 12 ga. 3" Winchester Drylock or Kent Faststeel hulls? Preferably 1-1/4 oz. of steel shot. I've saved up some of the hulls I've shot and was wondering if they're any good.
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Postby pennsyltucky » Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:11 pm

get this book:

http://shop2.mailordercentral.com/bpica ... er=1131970

yes there are recipes for your hulls.
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Postby Sagebrush » Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:30 pm

Reloading Specalties Inc .com



Is another good manual for $10
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Postby bgoldhunter » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:36 pm

Those manuals are great, and should be able to find a good load in one.

However, you might PM Ned S., as he is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to reloading shotshells.
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Postby Ned S » Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:39 am

I suggest RSI 1 3/16 oz loads vs the 1 1/4 oz ones. Ned S
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Postby Whistlerwhittler » Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:01 pm

Thanks for all the advice. I'll have to check out the books. What does RSI stand for? Sorry for my ignorance, I have very limited experience. I plan on getting into reloading this year with my father-in-law, he's done quite a bit of it. I think I'll start reloading some trap loads first, but eventually I'd like to load steel. Why do you prefer the 1-3/16 oz. steel loads?
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Postby Ned S » Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:54 pm

RSI. Reloading Specialties Inc. I prefer the 1 3/16 oz loads as they run 1550 fps just right for steel BB's and geese. Also we get excellent patterns. For ducks I prefer Don Parkers Lightning Steel loads. They are 2 3/4" loads with the 7/8 oz loads running between 1600 and 1700 fps. You can get his manual from Precision Reloading but you have to ask for it. Good Luck. Ned S
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Postby Whistlerwhittler » Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:51 pm

Thanks. How do those 7/8 oz. loads work on late season divers?
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Postby Ned S » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:54 pm

Don was snockering them up in Wy with 7/8 oz of 3's. Ned S
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Postby Whistlerwhittler » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:32 pm

Maybe I'll have to try some of those. I've got a bunch of 2-3/4" AA and Remington hulls.
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Postby Ned S » Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:21 pm

The Win 3 and 3 1/2 straight walled hulls leave a hole in the crimp. I fill this with a dab of hot glue. Candle wax sucks back into my magazine jamming up the bolt. For some reason hot glue does not. Otherwise I use finger nail polish to seal all my crimps. Ned S
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Postby Whistlerwhittler » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:04 pm

Thanks Ned!
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