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Old February 4, 2001, 04:24 AM   #1
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I have read through the archives over the past year here, and there is some great information to be found.

Would anyone have any information at all on reloading Size 7 and smaller steel shot.
I would like to get a progressive reloader that will reload steel shot. Could anyonr reccomend a supplier for shot, wads and powder used for steel reloading? Also, a good reloading book for steel.

Thanks a lot,

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Old February 4, 2001, 02:28 PM   #2
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Is steel shot that small even made?

I thought steel bottomed out at around No. 4 pheasant/duck shot.

Winchester would probably be your best bet for information on this subject, I would think.

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Old February 5, 2001, 12:03 PM   #3
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These all have shotgun reloading components. #7 steel? If it is made,that'll hit about like #8.5 or 9 shot- not very great on clays, probably a bad wounder on doves unless you're close.....
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Old February 6, 2001, 01:12 AM   #4
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thanks for the info.

Where I shoot clays, we shoot over water, and by law have to shoot steel.
Federal 12 gauge #7 Steel shot is sold at the club, but retails for $8 to $9 a box. It works great on the clays, especially for skeet. You just have to open up the choke one with the steel.
FWIW, I have seen steel shot in size 8!

By reloading I hope to get the price per box down to under $4.

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