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Old July 14, 2001, 04:41 PM   #1
Edward429451
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shotshells for 1911's (.45's)

I've got RCBS's dies for making shotshells for 1911's out of cut down .308 brass, 410 shotshell wads, a dab of shot, capped by a 00 Buck. They work fine for me in my 1911 and cycle good. They throw a nice rabbit pattern at about 25 ft. I like em'
I've never heard of anyone else ever making these shotshells, and wondered if I was really alone on this. Any TFL'ers ever made any of these? If so what variations and performance do you get?
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Old July 14, 2001, 05:24 PM   #2
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00 buck? I was unaware of the dies. Where'd you get 'em?
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Old July 14, 2001, 05:38 PM   #3
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RCBS makes the dies. They come out looking like the CCI shot cartridges that they sell, except for being brass instead of aluminum. I was never able to put the clear plastic disc on top of a full shot load so that it looked good and retained the shot properly in the wad/case. So I reduced the load of #9 shot to accommadate a single 00 Buck, which effectivly caps the round and makes the ammo more durable, not to mention more versatile.
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