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    Today, 08:18 AM
    Ah, that makes sense, if I could find enough boards I'd try my hotter loaded .690RB to see how they compare with my Lee slug loads.
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    Today, 05:07 AM
    I'm surprised by the RB, I'd have expected better from them. Were they hard or soft lead?
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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    That's nice accuracy from a smoothbore, I tried a few out and found GB rifled slugs more accurate then my 44mag carbine at 50m. If casting wasn't so much fun then they would be all I used. I will pick up a box and see how they go in my new express...
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    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    I used Falcon 32gm field hulls, Winchester AA 1 1/8's wads on top of 25.5gn of AP70N powder and then star crimped to finish.
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    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    .885" according to my micrometer.
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    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    It was a simple modification but in the end it worked out.
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    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    The trouble I have here is I can only get 2 3/4" shell's and wads so I can't load or buy the heavier 3" loads. Goose hunting up north I could get 3" shell's but the reality of where I live now is they just aren't available to me.
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    Yesterday, 04:28 AM
    I like watching the Bubba roundtree buckshot hunts, they get some good range with their buckshot, although a lot went into developing their loads and choke selection.
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    Yesterday, 04:18 AM
    Well got to test them out today, I snuck up on a little mob of 9 fallow I watch, got to 40m or so when they spooked but I new they were going to run the main trail across the creek and jumped on a log and took aim at a clearing 60m or so down hill...
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    10-20-2018, 10:40 AM
    I look forward to seeing how you go with the .690, the only two problems that I found was if the wad isn't thin enough it bulges the case a bit and it destroys wads, and unless you either reinforce the base of the shot cup with something hard or as...
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    10-20-2018, 05:25 AM
    **** good for a RB, I can't get near that especially with .662 RB, my .690 is going good from the smoothbore but maybe a rifled choke will tighten things up a bit. Although I dislike the idea of a rifled shotgun as it's no longer a shotgun in my...
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    10-20-2018, 02:31 AM
    Shoot a farmer's horse out from under him where I hunt and you had best be prepared for some return fire.
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    10-19-2018, 10:40 AM
    Sorry missed that for some reason. But I'd try a .615RB it will fit in a shot cup and won't need a patch and will go through the mod choke just fine.
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    10-19-2018, 08:02 AM
    Two things I noticed 1st, wow Iraq had a king then and the place was stable, that was a shocker. But as to the buckshot, I've never shot at a deer with buckshot only pigs but I've made clean kills at 40m with cylinder bores, always took a second...
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    10-19-2018, 07:37 AM
    I used to have fun doing those sorts of shoots at work, lots of fun I especially loved hot loads and primary/alternate weapon drills, although I preferred it when they still called it primary/secondary drills. I've always seen a pistol as an oh...
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    10-19-2018, 07:32 AM
    Bob9863 replied to a thread Hull trimming in Casting for Shotguns
    I'd love something like that, be great for my roll crimp loads, I never get them quite even enough, close but never perfect.
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    10-19-2018, 07:27 AM
    A good question is what is the gun choked? It could open up a few options for what size ball to load and what wads might suit. I've had a lot of fun playing with RB, and looking at getting an in between size ball just for something else to play...
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    10-17-2018, 09:11 AM
    Even some full length insert barrels would be great, but defeats the purpose of buying a cheap gun to start with. I've used 20ga inserts and they do surprisingly well pattern wise if the gun has any kind of choke, the ones I've got are steel and...
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    10-16-2018, 10:34 PM
    From my reading of it it was made between 1923 and 1952, proofed for black powder only, 2 3/4" chambers. On that note it's best not to shoot smokeless in it, the later make then the original 1890's estimate means the barrels are most likely...
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    10-13-2018, 02:31 AM
    Trap loads (unless specific low pressure loads) are the same psi as standard 2 3/4" buckshot 2 3/4" loads, so if you have shot heaps of low brass trap loads then buckshot is fine.
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    10-12-2018, 05:56 AM
    This is how I test them when shooting a questionable home load creation. [smilie=1: But it's not for the feint of heart, generally most testing is an eyeball test although with an experienced eye. I've safety tested thousands of rifles in...
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    10-11-2018, 08:37 AM
    I'm thinking that recoil might put you too sleep.
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    10-11-2018, 01:42 AM
    I use melted down Winchester lead shot, I figure if it's good enough as shot it should do for RB too. It says super hard lead, I think from memory it's 5% antimony so it should harden some, it seams a little harder anyway. But either way it either...
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    10-11-2018, 12:54 AM
    This is how the load stacks up, it's pretty simple. Load the wad in the press as normal, then push in a 19x3mm felt wad, then .690 RB and crimp as normal. Even I can't stuff that up.
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    10-11-2018, 12:29 AM
    Those two ball wads are interesting, I was looking at getting a 3d printer in the future, I could print some of those for any size ball I like. Probably be not much more then importing steel shot wads anyway. And I could make all sorts of fun...
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    10-10-2018, 10:49 PM
    I took apart some Remington nitro steel shells and found two .662 balls fit in good, I was going to use a single ball but that left a lot of space, it took about 35-40mm of felt to bring them up to height. If I can do this then it might be a great...
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    10-10-2018, 10:41 PM
    I'm going to cast a few more this afternoon, but it's got me thinking, I'd like a svarog .690 mold as they cast much nicer balls then the Lee mold do, but I'm wondering if I should get a .678 one instead, but now I've got the .690 working I'm...
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    10-10-2018, 08:27 PM
    My next great idea is to load two .662 RB in a steel shot wad but I'm a bit worried about both the pressure and the recoil. That would be a 52gm payload and that's probably a fair bit too much. Anyone played with a load like that? The reason For...
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    10-10-2018, 08:17 PM
    They are 19mm x 3mm, the wads are AA my auto correct keeps changing things on me. I don't trim the petals, I used to without the felt and also roll crimped but I've found this much better. I can understand how cutting two opposing petals would...
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    10-10-2018, 07:44 AM
    The only buckshot choke I can buy locally is the Carlsons ported buckshot choke, but I see the best results coming from the Buck buster and the boar blaster. I'd rather have one of those I think.
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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