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    04-16-2018, 11:34 AM
    With the availability of 3d printing, I would think someone could makeup some sabots from these samples and have a mold cut to match the existing slug and be back in business. Slug is cast and appears to be quite hard. Could even be made of zinc...
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    04-16-2018, 11:14 AM
    Another gun show and more slugs: Two complete boxes of these slugs. Not shown are the little plastic plugs that go in the tail section of the dumbbell slug. Instructions say to use in cylinder or IC bore. But box says for full choke! Will...
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    04-13-2018, 04:21 PM
    I know this is not exactly about casting but thought it interesting. Got these at a gun show last year. Had 8 boxes and I bought them all. Slug is cast and with wad weighs just over one ounce. Diameter is .728" All loads shown are for fold...
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    04-05-2018, 11:07 AM
    Lipsey's did a small run of 30-30 blued #1As 10+ years ago. Bought one and never took it out of the box. Have never seen or heard of another.
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    04-04-2018, 05:51 PM
    Any suggestions for load?
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    04-04-2018, 05:50 PM
    I did exactly what you suggested. Front ring is now full circle. I do think I need more tin in the mix. Slug is full diameter @ 0.728" on the two rings. Used a #4x3/4" screw for the first set, will be changing to a 1/2" size on next set. What...
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    04-04-2018, 12:52 PM
    525 grain bare 570 grain w/ brass screw and wad Cast from COWW alloy, pretty hard. Dropped them in water out of the mold. Have a roll crimp from BPI, just need to take the time to load some up and get some new hulls for roll crimping.
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    04-04-2018, 11:21 AM
    Another photo https://www.flickr.com/photos/152888985@N04/34503292230/in/dateposted-public/
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    04-04-2018, 11:19 AM
    Kind of new here, but have been following the various threads on slugs in smooth bore barrels with great interest. Got a Russian slug mold off e-bay last year and due to time have not shot it yet. Any suggestions? Used a BPI wad screwed to the...
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    04-04-2018, 10:48 AM
    nhithaca replied to a thread Activ shells in Casting for Shotguns
    I would love to find 2-300 once fired or new hulls. Have some hulls I got in the late '90s and they reload better than most any other hull. Unbelievably tough and never a problem with extraction. No sticky brass (or steel) head to get stuck in...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check