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slug reloading help please

Postby goose_gunner » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:49 pm

So I got a lee 7/8 drive key slug mold and I made up a few hundred and got them on the scale and came in at about 350gr not the 382 they should be so can I start with 7/8 load data and maybe work it up or is that not a good idea also is there any one out there that has loaded these and sped them up at all or can I just keep the 7/8 charge and pick up speed by having a lighter slug thoughts ideas any thing would help
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Re: slug reloading help please

Postby lostknife4 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:34 pm

There are loadings listed in several manuals and BPI have a booklet on loading slugs.

DO NOT SUBSTITUTE REGULAR SHOT WEIGHT DATA FOR SLUGS. USE ONLY PUBLISHED DATA FOR SLUGS!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: slug reloading help please

Postby Rob MacK » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:45 pm

goose_gunner wrote:So I got a lee 7/8 drive key slug mold and I made up a few hundred and got them on the scale and came in at about 350gr not the 382 they should be so can I start with 7/8 load data and maybe work it up or is that not a good idea also is there any one out there that has loaded these and sped them up at all or can I just keep the 7/8 charge and pick up speed by having a lighter slug thoughts ideas any thing would help



What did you use for lead/alloy? I have the 1oz version here. I will check what they weigh and let you know. I used soft lead for mine.

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Re: slug reloading help please

Postby Rob MacK » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:51 pm

Rob MacK wrote:
goose_gunner wrote:So I got a lee 7/8 drive key slug mold and I made up a few hundred and got them on the scale and came in at about 350gr not the 382 they should be so can I start with 7/8 load data and maybe work it up or is that not a good idea also is there any one out there that has loaded these and sped them up at all or can I just keep the 7/8 charge and pick up speed by having a lighter slug thoughts ideas any thing would help



What did you use for lead/alloy? I have the 1oz version here. I will check what they weigh and let you know. I used soft lead for mine.

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So they came out at 444gns vs 438gns so pretty close for all. I am just wondering if your alloy would have changed the weight on you.

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Re: slug reloading help please

Postby culot » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:26 pm

goose_gunner wrote:So I got a lee 7/8 drive key slug mold and I made up a few hundred and got them on the scale and came in at about 350gr not the 382 they should be so can I start with 7/8 load data and maybe work it up or is that not a good idea also is there any one out there that has loaded these and sped them up at all or can I just keep the 7/8 charge and pick up speed by having a lighter slug thoughts ideas any thing would help


Hi

I dont now if you have vihtavouri powder in your area , but slug loader in Sweden use N-320 and have really God result
With that slug , you can improve it fill the holes with gluegun and cut the end flat with a sharp carpet knife.
This protect the bottom of wad , B& P Z2M and its' a good wad for european hulls using key slug

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Re: slug reloading help please

Postby lostknife4 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:47 am

I am using a 1/2"Ø Lead Ball @ 194 grns over a Gualandi COD28 shotcup in the 28 ga, what a ball shooting these things.....
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Re: slug reloading help please

Postby Rob MacK » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:31 pm

culot wrote:
goose_gunner wrote:So I got a lee 7/8 drive key slug mold and I made up a few hundred and got them on the scale and came in at about 350gr not the 382 they should be so can I start with 7/8 load data and maybe work it up or is that not a good idea also is there any one out there that has loaded these and sped them up at all or can I just keep the 7/8 charge and pick up speed by having a lighter slug thoughts ideas any thing would help


Hi

I dont now if you have vihtavouri powder in your area , but slug loader in Sweden use N-320 and have really God result
With that slug , you can improve it fill the holes with gluegun and cut the end flat with a sharp carpet knife.
This protect the bottom of wad , B& P Z2M and its' a good wad for european hulls using key slug

/Peter



I have a friend who does that now that you mention it. I may take the weight up to the proper amont too.

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Re: slug reloading help please

Postby culot » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:27 am

Rob MacK wrote:
culot wrote:
goose_gunner wrote:So I got a lee 7/8 drive key slug mold and I made up a few hundred and got them on the scale and came in at about 350gr not the 382 they should be so can I start with 7/8 load data and maybe work it up or is that not a good idea also is there any one out there that has loaded these and sped them up at all or can I just keep the 7/8 charge and pick up speed by having a lighter slug thoughts ideas any thing would help


Hi

I dont now if you have vihtavouri powder in your area , but slug loader in Sweden use N-320 and have really God result
With that slug , you can improve it fill the holes with gluegun and cut the end flat with a sharp carpet knife.
This protect the bottom of wad , B& P Z2M and its' a good wad for european hulls using key slug

/Peter



I have a friend who does that now that you mention it. I may take the weight up to the proper amont too.

Rob


My favorite is the Lyman 525 diabol + hot glue filling , Z2M 18 maby z2m21 and if you find VV N-340 powder
2,05 -2,15 GRAM is a real screamer, Rollcrimp with a geap T3 approx 450-460m/sec ( sorry for using metric )
Hull is Fiocchi 2 3/4 616 primer closed 58,5 - 59mm final height

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