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10 gauge reloading

Postby wjarrell » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:10 pm

I'm going to buy a 10 ga here pretty soon and would like to know a little more about reloading. Never reloaded anything before. Mainly because I'm scared I will mess something up and then blow my gun apart. What is a good book or manual for reloading steel 10's?

Also, What is the book supposed to tell me? How many grains of powder, how many ounces of shot, type of haul and wad, and primer?
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby 3200 man » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:58 pm

YEP !
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby 10gaOkie » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:03 pm

Get a Reloading Specialties Steel Shot manual. It will answer most of your questions plus give you a better idea of what reloading steel shot is all about. Gene Sears Supply and Buck's Run sells these manuals. Up at the top of Shotshell, Reloading, Ballistics, & Chokes has a sticky about getting started reloading steel shot.

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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby wjarrell » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:04 pm

3200 man wrote:YEP !

Man you're the most freaking helpful person ever!
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby wjarrell » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:05 pm

10gaOkie wrote:Get a Reloading Specialties Steel Shot manual. It will answer most of your questions plus give you a better idea of what reloading steel shot is all about. Gene Sears Supply and Buck's Run sells these manuals. Up at the top of Shotshell, Reloading, Ballistics, & Chokes has a sticky about getting started reloading steel shot.

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Thanks Chris :thumbsup:
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby War Wagon » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:42 pm

This helps
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby wjarrell » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:00 pm

War Wagon wrote:This helps

Thanks buddy that does help a lot. Do you weight your powder and shot one at a time on a scale or does your loader do it all for you?
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby War Wagon » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:15 pm

One at a time.. :yes:
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby wjarrell » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:53 pm

Also, do you guys do some sort of a pressure test of the load you shoot to make sure its safe? If so how do you do it?
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby wjarrell » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:57 pm

Also, do you guys do some sort of a pressure test of the load you shoot to make sure its safe? If so how do you do it?
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby Rob MacK » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:59 am

If you have not done so down load and take a read of this. It will help.

http://www.nodakoutdoors.com/media/reloading.pdf


Loading for a 10 is the same as any other gauge really. There will be some small changes but nothing earth shattering. Take a look at Alliants website they have some 10 ga steel data on line.

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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby 3200 man » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:31 am

Reading your last sentence , I thought , you were smart enough to question good practices of reloading so , I replied YEP !

Sorry if you took that wrong ! But , without you having a good manual or experience reloading , the forums are really not
the place to start . Reloading all ammo ( rifle ,pistol , shotgun ) you have to understand Safety First so , Start at the beginning
and you will be more confident at what you need to ask ! :thumbsup:

It is a lot of fun ......and.....costly too , to get started right !

And this is good advise , as I wish you well , with help from experienced fellas on this forum and others ! :beer: :welcome:
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby lostknife4 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:32 am

X2, well put Larry
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby Jon Bergren » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:26 pm

War Wagon wrote:This helps



Steel 3's run 155 pellets per ounce. Ned S
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby lostknife4 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:10 pm

Jon Bergren wrote:
War Wagon wrote:This helps



Steel 3's run 155 pellets per ounce. Ned S


Guess that depends on who the manufacturer is and the alloy they use.
Ned's numbers aren't the same as the chart included above!
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby rainingmallards » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:17 pm

I have never shot a 10 gauge but I am curious to know what it will do or not do as compared
to a 12 gauge with a 3.5" shell...
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby Rob MacK » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:32 pm

rainingmallards wrote:I have never shot a 10 gauge but I am curious to know what it will do or not do as compared
to a 12 gauge with a 3.5" shell...



Well from my experience running large shot like BBB or T the 10 is much easier to pattern. In my case a lot easier.. Like you I wondered. So to find out I bought one. When it comes to long range large pellet management the 10 s gonna be hard to beat with steel. Granted it took some work but I worked much harder with the 12 and had inferior results compared to the 10. I will add with 3 1/2" shells the 10s recoil is more managable. My 10 is a BPS pump and my 12 is a gas auto.

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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby rainingmallards » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:38 pm

Rob

That was a great answer to my question thanks so much
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby 3200 man » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:08 pm

Another reason the 10 is a lot better is , the 12 goes boom boom boom at a far reaching bird and the 10 goes BOOM
with instant results as to if you hit it !

I am proud of my BPS 30" shooting 1's .
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby UmatillaJeff » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:06 pm

3200 man wrote:Another reason the 10 is a lot better is , the 12 goes boom boom boom at a far reaching bird and the 10 goes BOOM
with instant results as to if you hit it !

I am proud of my BPS 30" shooting 1's .


You would be a whole lot prouder shooting steel t's!
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby 10gaOkie » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:33 am

A shooter normally goes with what he is most successful with. In my case, over the years, I have been most successful with a payload of 1 1/2oz reloading for the big 10. Also, I have been most successful on big geese shooting #1s by far. B shot running a close second choice. Loading #2s is defeating the purpose of the advantage it has over the 3.5" 12ga. I have loaded and tried in vane to have the same success using BB thru TT size pellets. It just has not been there for me using good patterning loads.
As for having a feel for pressure in my loads, I read fired primers to know for sure I have a safe load for both me and my gun. I have found that you dont have to "hot rod" your reloads to get the "hot rod" performance from the 10ga. I tend to like my loads in the 1450 range just fine.
The 10ga is an experience and a blast (fun) to shoot and load for.

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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby 3200 man » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:51 am

With advise from ALL these experienced 10 ga shooters ( Chris ,Joe ,Baltz,Tommy ,Jeff , Kevin and the manuals )

and ME being new to the 10 ga reloading.....How can a Guy go wrong ? Even if I was to ask Bill about the ( you know what )
:lol3: . I've got a lot to learn , shooting all these suggestions !

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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby lostknife4 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:32 am

Got big expectations for these short 10's @ 2-7/8" loaded with 1-1/4oz TSS 7's
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby lostknife4 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:51 am

Jon Bergren wrote:
War Wagon wrote:This helps



Steel 3's run 155 pellets per ounce. Ned S

My Super Sam Steel # 3 count 152 per ounce pretty close, closer to Ned's count than the chart. KPY says 153 count.
I weight these anyway so it's not so critical as the Letter size which I use a primer tray to count for the weight desired.
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Re: 10 gauge reloading

Postby Rob MacK » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:14 pm

lostknife4 wrote:Got big expectations for these short 10's @ 2-7/8" loaded with 1-1/4oz TSS 7's
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Very nice I bet you cant wait to give that a go!!

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