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Old April 6, 2012, 01:05 AM   #1
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Reloading non-toxic/steel shotshells.

I posted this in the reloading forum as well- hope I don't get in trouble for the double post- just trying to get as much info as possible.

Does anyone here reload steel shot, or any othe type of non-toxic shot? Do I need different types of componetes (for example wads) for loading various types of non-toxic shot? I plan on doing a lot of duck hunting next season. Paying about 10-12 dollars a box for 12gauge steel shotshells and I'd like to lower my cost if possible. Any and all help would be appreciated.
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Old April 6, 2012, 07:19 AM   #2
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Go to and read a lot. They have anything to reload the best shells possible in my opinion, and a lot of their info is applicable to any reloading.
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Old April 6, 2012, 07:39 AM   #3
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If you want to do it for the satifaction of hunting with shells youve loaded, go for it. You dont save enough money to justify the effort IMO. I buy Winchester eXpert #3's when they go on sale for $9.99 a box. I used to shoot nothing but Drylok or Fasteel, but the eXpert kills just as well for me.
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Old April 6, 2012, 12:46 PM   #4
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No, I don't reload any steel or non-toxic shot ....

but in general, you will find loads in the published reloading manuals an example...using 12ga 2 3/4" Rem STS hulls...where you can load 1 oz of steel, using Hodgdon Universal powder, Win 209 primers ( all of which is standard components - for a common hull ) but you will need a special was a BP-STS ...( balllistic products )..

and you'll need a special - stell shot bar -- on your loader / or a loader like a MEC Steelmaster...that is setup to handle steel and lead shot.
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