View Full Version : Shot size question

April 17, 2006, 05:43 PM
Not really a shotgunner myself, but hoping for an answer to a question I have...

Is there a specific size of shot that is approximately .375 to .380 in diameter that would be suitable to use in a black powder pistol? Is it uniform enough in shape to be accurate or reliable and make a good seal on the cylinder?

Someone suggested this to me a while back, and I just found it a bit dubious, hoping for a more seasoned opinion from a shottie enthusiast/reloader.

April 17, 2006, 07:09 PM
000 buck is .36 caliber. Thats the largest buckshot I know of. :confused:

April 17, 2006, 08:37 PM
I think the larger shot is not pure lead, I believe it contains some antimony to harden it. You need pure lead for a muzzle loader.