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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Worked with a guy who experimented with shot loads.
    He would take 12 ga bare copper wire and wrap it round a nail or a bare welding rod close together tight coils till it looked like a long copper spring compressed.
    Then slip it off the steel and cut the coils with a wire pliers into quarter inch to three eighths pieces to load into 45 colt pistol shells .
    All copper load in a cutoff 444 Marlin rifle shell using .410 wad.
    He said a 444 would chamber if you thin the head a little with a mill file.
    I don't recall the powder charge, but he said it was a terror at close range whatever he shot with it.
    I would just use lead shot myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghh3rd View Post
    Wonder if anyone has ever developed a boolit that whistles (screams) as it goes downrange.
    My grampa always called shotgun slugs " Blue Whistlers" . I have been down range and heard a couple whistle past me.
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    Couldn't anything with steel or 'strong' metal be called AP by ATF?
    Whatever!

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    I have heard of peppercorns being used, instead of rock salt

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    Quote Originally Posted by popper View Post
    Couldn't anything with steel or 'strong' metal be called AP by ATF?
    No. If that was the case, steel, tungsten, bismuth and other non lead shot wouldn't be allowed in shotgun shells.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghh3rd View Post
    Wonder if anyone has ever developed a boolit that whistles (screams) as it goes downrange.
    Bowling balls whistle as the go downrange. https://youtu.be/0Q1waGceDjM

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghh3rd View Post
    Wonder if anyone has ever developed a boolit that whistles (screams) as it goes downrange.
    You dun flung a cravin' on me bubba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerDat View Post
    At gun shows every so often I see boxes of Viet Nam war era flechettes for sale. Fairly cheap too. Kind of rusting or corroding a bit now but still with the little fins on the back. Never had any interest. If I'm feeling that anti social I guess I would just use a slug or large shot.
    In VN, back in the day, we tore apart artillery ammo wooden boxes for material and tore apart fleschette rounds and used them for nails.

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    We took threaded nose cone off 40mm Bofors ammo. Dumped the contact detonator and air burst fuse. Took the aluminum nose cone and punched two holes in it on flats for wrench. Those made a hell of a whistling noise coming over. Shell had back up tracer unit in base. If it wasn’t set off by contact or air burst fuse each round would detonate when tracer burned out.

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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