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    July 2017, Contest topic: Casting for Shotguns

    July 2017
    Casting for Shotguns
    Slugs and Shot - Cast or Dropped




    New contest format. New rules. See link for rules.
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    well it looks like Photobucket has cut me off...this is not good, Most of my posted photos are only on Photobucket, as they were uploaded from my old laptop, which crashed last October and all photos on that harddrive are now gone.

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    Layman 525 slug,
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    I have a old Lyman mold that I use to cast .69 caliber minie balls with. I was using them for a .69 caliber pistol and musket that are both smoothbore. But using them in my 12 gauge shotgun should not be a problem. I just never thought of it until now.

    Comparing the 750 grain minie ball to a .45-70 cartridge and bullet.
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    Here is a pile of 1 oz. Lee key drive slugs from my 12 ga. Lee mold. I will load these into some Winchester AA silver super lite hulls which is the only hull I use for slugs due to the ease of knowing what is in them since I only use the silver hulls for slugs. I am looking at using either a Remington or a Federal hull for my Lyman sabot slugs when I start casting them as soon as I get my new stand from Magma.



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    Dripping shot for the shotgun.

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    Swaging. Keeping the 40's running for the price of .22's
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    Here is a pic of a couple of Lyman 525 slugs I cast. So far, I have only loaded one, and have not fired it. Picked WSF powder from the Lyman instruction sheet. Picked solely because I already had the other components.

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    How about this???? An ACE 12g 760g hollowbase slug with a really cool Winchester "lasts forever" brass case... Whimps and hippy's need not apply...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOA View Post
    Here is a pile of 1 oz. Lee key drive slugs from my 12 ga. Lee mold. I will load these into some Winchester AA silver super lite hulls which is the only hull I use for slugs due to the ease of knowing what is in them since I only use the silver hulls for slugs. I am looking at using either a Remington or a Federal hull for my Lyman sabot slugs when I start casting them as soon as I get my new stand from Magma.


    Did you cast them with a Ladle ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CastingFool View Post
    Here is a pic of a couple of Lyman 525 slugs I cast. So far, I have only loaded one, and have not fired it. Picked WSF powder from the Lyman instruction sheet. Picked solely because I already had the other components.

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    I like that one, I bet it hits like a hammer

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    Did you cast them with a Ladle ?
    Yes Jon, if you look at the small kitchen pot at upper part of the table you can just see the ladle sticking out of it.

    When I get the new hand mould capable base from Magma I will transfer the pot on top of my cast master machine to the new stand and be able to pour a higher quanity of lead to fill the large moulds without losing temp during the pour. And since the time it will take to re-setup the pot between the hand casting base and the cast master base I will make the slug casting sessions long for maximum production before switching the pot back to the cast master.

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    Some really old European designs for 16ga

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    Classic/
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    Some unique self made 16ga alu mold, throws 30grams slug

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    gamsek those old euro 16ga are pretty cool and is there a view of the actual slug by itself from that home made mold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlewolf View Post
    gamsek those old euro 16ga are pretty cool and is there a view of the actual slug by itself from that home made mold
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    I got this. Mold belongs to an older gentleman who made it, but has difficulties to cast due to his age. Huge alu mold. Had to increase my furnace temp to 415C / 780F and preheat mold really really well.

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    thats a nice lookin mold one in 410 bore would be sweet in my 3" all-brass hulls

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