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Old November 8, 2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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Question on 2 3/4 shot shell

Can you take a 2 3/4 12 gage shell and load it like you would with lead shot but use steel shot??? Like 1 1/4 steel shot instead of lead??
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Old November 8, 2012, 08:11 AM   #2
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No. Steel shot is much harder than lead and doesn't "flow" through the choke as easily. You should use steel shot data and components.
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Old November 8, 2012, 08:30 AM   #3
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The wads are made of heaver plastic to prevent the shot from scrubbing the barrel walls.
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Old November 8, 2012, 10:26 AM   #4
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thank that is a big help
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Old November 8, 2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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The answer is yes, you can reload steel shot. You need the correct wad for steel shot and you must use the steel shot loading data.
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Old November 14, 2012, 12:09 AM   #6
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Loading steel shot is really a PITA if you ask me. I find it far easier to just buy the box or two that I use every year. If you don't store the ammo properly, it can rust in the shell and cause problems. I prefer Winchester DryLock myself. Steel shot reloading requires different EVERYTHING except the hulls themselves. I simply don't have the moolah to convert over for the litle bit of steel that I shoot. YMMV.
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