The Firing Line Forums

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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 4, 2001, 04:24 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: January 20, 2001
Posts: 257

I have read through the archives over the past year here, and there is some great information to be found.

Would anyone have any information at all on reloading Size 7 and smaller steel shot.
I would like to get a progressive reloader that will reload steel shot. Could anyonr reccomend a supplier for shot, wads and powder used for steel reloading? Also, a good reloading book for steel.

Thanks a lot,

Bowser is offline  
Old February 4, 2001, 02:28 PM   #2
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,339
Is steel shot that small even made?

I thought steel bottomed out at around No. 4 pheasant/duck shot.

Winchester would probably be your best bet for information on this subject, I would think.

Mike Irwin is offline  
Old February 5, 2001, 12:03 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: August 7, 2000
Location: Floating down the James River in VA
Posts: 2,599

These all have shotgun reloading components. #7 steel? If it is made,that'll hit about like #8.5 or 9 shot- not very great on clays, probably a bad wounder on doves unless you're close.....
Poodleshooter is offline  
Old February 6, 2001, 01:12 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: January 20, 2001
Posts: 257

thanks for the info.

Where I shoot clays, we shoot over water, and by law have to shoot steel.
Federal 12 gauge #7 Steel shot is sold at the club, but retails for $8 to $9 a box. It works great on the clays, especially for skeet. You just have to open up the choke one with the steel.
FWIW, I have seen steel shot in size 8!

By reloading I hope to get the price per box down to under $4.

Thanks again,

Bowser 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 09:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06013 seconds with 9 queries