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    10-09-2019, 06:41 PM
    Optimist replied to a thread Slug alloys in Casting for Shotguns
    Little different slant here. I've been shooting the old Brenneke pattern slugs for quite a few years now. Rottweil loads a version, as does Brenneke. These things got a large flat on the end with a lip on it, and they seem to be cast pretty hard....
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    09-27-2019, 12:06 PM
    Die casting zinc pot metals is a pretty mature technology. It can be done with a clean (read new...) lead furnace. You don't want lead in your casting metal. The castings shrink a bit more than lead does, and for sure don't try casting 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