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Old March 3, 2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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00 Buck reload question

Hello,

I am reloading according to Lymans 5th, pg 353 00 buck Federal hulls, 12S4 wad and 10 X 00 Buck.

When finishing crimp I notice a slight bit of dimpling in the hulls from the buckshot. Is this normal? Safe to shoot?

I have loaded quite a bit of lead and steel but this is my first buckshot reloads.

Any help would be appreciated!

Rob
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Old March 3, 2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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I have seen it on factory rounds also.As long as it chambers properly I would say you are ok to go.
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Old March 3, 2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, was just slightly concerned as I had thought perhaps the stack was too high.. If this is *somewhat* normal for buckshot, I'll go test..

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Old March 3, 2012, 06:00 PM   #4
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If it gives you a problem, you could reduce the pellets by one. Just a thought.
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Old March 3, 2012, 06:15 PM   #5
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I just did that, concerned a bit about the charge now, 33 gr Blue dot.. removing 1 pellet from the recipe shouldn't have too much effect?, it's a low pressure load anyway (10 pellets 8400PSI).

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Old March 3, 2012, 07:20 PM   #6
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Old March 4, 2012, 01:06 PM   #7
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It shouldn't be a problem. Lighter loads need more powder so you just reduced your pressure a little.
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Old March 4, 2012, 02:44 PM   #8
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Awesome, thanks =)

PS.. where is COS are you, I'm out in Rush.

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Old March 4, 2012, 10:20 PM   #9
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I live by Penrose Hospital. Where do you go shooting out there?
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Old March 5, 2012, 08:46 PM   #10
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My back yard =) ..

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