I'm throwing in the towel on the Lee key drive molds. I can't get them to shoot worth a darn in smoothbore guns; i don't want to buy a rifled barrel or rifled shotgun.
i want to try out the round ball technique. I've read Ajay's long thread and a bunch of others, including Longshot's advice. i'm really looking for simple getting started guidance that will help me buy the right round ball molds and load accurate slugs. not interested in blazing velocities, just accurate -- if it has to go fast to be accurate, that's fine too.
you'll see my post count is low. I have been loading metallic cartridges for more than a decade. I have loaded 10's of thousands of shotgun shells in all 4 skeet gauges. I'm pretty comfortable with the fundamentals. I use claybuster wads and remington or winchester hulls exclusively.
I want to use fold crimp and standard wads for simplicity, if that is at all possible.
I will also consider using big bullets, i.e., 45-70 or larger caliber bullets. would prefer to stick with affordable Lee molds.
thanks for your help.