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Old November 7, 2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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Question on shot shell data

Where can I find some load data on 3" steel & lead shot ???
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Old November 7, 2012, 05:10 PM   #2
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Old November 7, 2012, 05:36 PM   #3
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Alliant has data on-line:
So does Hodgdon Powder. Like mentioned BPI Ballistic Products makes special steel wads and also have specific manuals. Use exact data and components listed.
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Old November 10, 2012, 12:45 PM   #4
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For about $20 you can get yourself a Lyman Shotshell Reloading Handbook. Lots of good information on shotshell reloading, and lots of load data.
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Old November 10, 2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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For about $20 you can get yourself a Lyman Shotshell Reloading Handbook. Lots of good information on shotshell reloading, and lots of load data.
I totally agree with the above. It will be money VERY WELL spent. Tons of loads and pictures of the case types that go with them. VERY well done manual.
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Old November 13, 2012, 11:50 PM   #6
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I agree with the above post as well. I have Lyman 2,3,4, and 5. When #6 comes out, it will be one of my first purchases. I have SS data fron several sources as well. If you can't find a load with what's available for components, look in another manual. There are thousands of combinations, but don't just load whatever you have without checking the book first; shotshell reloading is a RECIPE and you have to go BY THE BOOK! I use a MEC machine as do millions of others; it's the only one I own.
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