What is the general consensus on it? I have a little(haven't reloaded any of it) and was wondering if I need to order some more or just stick with plain steel shot? Where is the cheapest place to get it?
I believe Precision Reloading and Ballistic Products sell nickle plated steel shot. I shoot RSI shot as I buy it at Gene Sears in El Reno Tx as I go thru there about 4-5 times a year. I get it for about $1 a 10lb cheaper using my friends FFL account their. I don't know what the going price is but suspect it's about $16, $17 retail. At this price I save shipping by buying it this way. I use to buy thru my Son's gun club much cheaper but he is not a member anymore. A lot of times PR will ship 4 bags for $10. Good Luck, Ned S
federal uses zinc plated shot in their ultra shok shells. The only difference I know of is corrosion resistance. Being that hand loads are not sealed up like factory DH loads, there might be some benefit.
The only real benefit of it is that it doesn't rust like non-coated, so it doesn't really matter unless you're buying in serious bulk or you plan on leaving shells to sit for a long time. I say buy whatever's cheaper. Precision reloading's shipping isn't bad, like Ned said, but ask your local stores that sell powder/primers/shells/etc if they can order some for you.
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