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Old March 3, 2009, 05:38 PM   #1
smuse
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.32 ACP Shotshell "Snakeshot"

I want to make some .32 ACP "snakeshot" rounds. Does anyone have a good recipe? Where can I find load data on something like that?
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Old March 3, 2009, 07:03 PM   #2
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Hey Smuse,

I load .357 and .44 cal. snakeshot rounds, but even though I also load regular rounds in .32 cal, I would not bother trying to make any snakeshot round in .32. I don't think it would function very well in a semi-auto gun. I do have a couple two-shot derringers in .32 ACP, but I would not want to use these guns for snakeshot.

Having said that, I suppose you could make some kind of tiny snakeshot rounds in .32ACP if you had gas checks for .32 ACP. It sure would not hold a lot of shot, however.

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Old March 6, 2009, 05:25 PM   #3
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.32 Snakeshot

Thanks Dave. I was given a Davis .32 Derringer as a gift. Since .32 is not a great cal for defense, I thought I might use it for snakes or dog attack. But it's hard to hit a snake with a slug. As for dogs, I would hope to create enough pain that he would run away. Thought I would use a slug for my second shot.
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Shane Muse
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