The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 16, 2002, 07:07 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: April 23, 2000
Location: MN
Posts: 1,388
Galley/squib loads?

Is there any general source, or basic techniques, for galley or squib loads for 243, 308, 338, 375?

Would a single pellet of No.4 buck work for a 243? Or No.1 Buck for a 308, "O" or "OO" buck for a 338, "OOO" buck for a 375?

Can anyone tell me the approx wt in grains for the various buckshot pellets? Looking for ~600-800 fps or is this not safe?
"A traveler has no protection besides his fire-arms; and the constant habit of carrying them is the main check to more frequent robberies" --Charles Darwin from The Voyage Of The Beagle
Glamdring is offline  
Old February 16, 2002, 10:52 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: January 1, 2000
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Posts: 2,678
Galley/squib loads?

I shoot SQUIB loads in .22 Hornet and 223 Remmington. I suppose it is possible to load Squibs in the calibers you mention.

Get hold of a Lee Loading manual and read pages 90 through 93. Lee has a "cute" disk available for $5.00 that allows you to down-size the load you now use to what RIFLE velocity you want. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
MADISON is offline  
Old February 16, 2002, 11:40 PM   #3
Join Date: November 29, 2001
Location: Lapland
Posts: 57
RomaRana is offline  
Old February 16, 2002, 11:54 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: February 4, 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 431
RomaRana beat me to the punch, I tend to use a fast burning powder like 320 with a powder charge thats between 3 - 6 grains using a 55 grain bullet thats seated in the inverted position.
ryucasta is offline  
Old February 17, 2002, 01:15 AM   #5
Nuts and Bolts
Join Date: January 3, 2002
Location: Cold Lake, Alberta
Posts: 19

Check out the string i started on that subject in this area a while ago. I got lots of great advice.
I just got back from firing some of those loads at the farm off my portable picnic table using a harris bipod, at 50 yards:

1)In my 30/06 i shot some .320 buck shot loaded over 3.0 to 5.0 gr of red dot, using a cotton filler. Unfortunately, I had a hard time keeping the balls on a 8.5x11 hornady target. I don't know if i was shooting too far or need to adjust my loads. I'll just have to keep playing with it

2)I also shot my mauser actioned .257 roberts imp with some light loads today. I used 85 gr hornady and 120gr remington corelocks over 10 to 13 grains of red dot using 2 gr of cotton filler. These loads shot at 1" to 1.5" at 50 yards, all hit the same spot, and i could use lower post on the duplex reticle as my aiming point perfectly. The rifle seemed to prefer the hornadys. If i play with the load a little, and improve my rusty shooting, maybe i'll get her shooting at 1 to 1.5" at 100 yards!

I'm still waiting for my moulds and other equipment for the 30/06 and 303 to show up, so I'll have to report on that stuff later. As well, this month's Rifle Shooter magazine has an article on loading light. Good Luck, Have Fun!

Last edited by Nuts and Bolts; February 17, 2002 at 01:59 AM.
Nuts and Bolts is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05147 seconds with 9 queries