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Thread: Junk Yard Dog Loads

  1. #41

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    The Pacific NorthWet
    Not done it, but as primers are brass basically they'd be shorter ranged than lead; Should work but the pattern might be spottier than with fine lead pellets (as primers are larger than #8 or #12 shot by a noticeable margin) and so the payload would have fewer projectiles. Cheap tho.

  2. #42
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Corvallis Oregon
    The original article used pieces of tig welding tungsten, just about the hardest thing you can easily get. It made a real mess out of chickens and would get you sued.

  3. #43
    Piano wire in varying gauges works like a charm also. Especially the wrapped wire ones... stacked in a CCI capsule makes mashed taters.

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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