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    12-08-2018, 12:54 AM
    RMc replied to a thread MEC 600 slugger in Casting for Shotguns
    Remington BB Field shot is listed as a 2% antimony shot. Ballistic Products Buckshot line includes BB size with a higher antimony content - variously listed in the past at 3% to 4% antimony content. ...
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    12-07-2018, 06:14 PM
    RMc replied to a thread MEC 600 slugger in Casting for Shotguns
    Field Grade Remington Lead BB shot is still avaiable in 25 lb. bags. https://www.precisionreloading.com/cart.php#!l=RM&i=S23870 The old Remington 2.75" Express loads held roughly 62 pellets in a 1.25 ounce payload. The nominal .18" pellets...
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    12-06-2018, 11:25 PM
    RMc replied to a thread MEC 600 slugger in Casting for Shotguns
    So you focus on close in head shots?
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    12-05-2018, 07:37 PM
    RMc replied to a thread MEC 600 slugger in Casting for Shotguns
    Can you tell us more about your choice of BBs for hog loads?
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    12-01-2018, 01:38 PM
    What do you want from a 12 gauge rifle? Consider that a .730" / 730 grain hard cast lead bullet at 1050fps and sighted in for 75 yards, gives a usable trajectory of about 2" high at 50 and about 4" low at 100 yards.
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    12-01-2018, 11:52 AM
    RMc replied to a thread .31 Buck shot in Casting for Shotguns
    Have you considered why? Does your pellet stack pattern work against a tighter choke?
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    11-24-2018, 03:31 PM
    Well you missed: Do Rifled Slugs Spin from a smoothbore? Part 2 https://wethearmed.com/shotguns/do-rifled-slugs-spin-from-a-smoothbore-part-2/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the original...
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    11-24-2018, 12:46 PM
    RMc replied to a thread Blackhorn 209 in Casting for Shotguns
    On the other hand: Great short article that also covers: 12 gauge 2.5" cartridge with 600 grain round ball driven near 1400 fps from a Greener double rifle using an American Black Powder made to late 19th century standards. ...
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    11-24-2018, 12:42 PM
    RMc replied to a thread Blackhorn 209 in Casting for Shotguns
    Blackhorn 209 has a rather "mixed" marketing history. See: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2010/06/11/is-blackhorn-209-really-a-smokeless-powder/
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    11-22-2018, 11:31 PM
    Indeed, that was the Mossberg model 395K sold under the Westernfield trade name for Montgomery Ward.
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    11-19-2018, 06:56 PM
    Do not fire a hard cast, full bore slug through a rifled choke tube! In early testing, James Gates tried that with the full bore, hard cast Tusker and promptly locked the choke tube in! Shotgun barrel smith, Mike Orlen, had to use a lathe to...
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    11-19-2018, 04:59 PM
    Sometimes it is good to look back on an earlier time to better understand our own. It is easy to handload a 5 inch barrel 45acp 200gr hard cast SWC up to 1100 fps with published standard pressure loads. That mirrors the ballistics of an 1860s...
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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