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    20ga NEF Ultra slug hunter. Bullet mold

    Forget sabots treat it as a 20ga rifle. Been shooting .575 lee REAL with great results. Starting over with a .62 caliber bullet mold from Lodgewood Mfg in Whitewater Wi. It casts a conical bullet at about 500gr with wheel weights. It is a Dixie gun works mold new old stock scissors type they have .40 to .70 cal. Prices at $20! There are machining marks in mold but I don't believe that will effect its purpose on white tails. Working on load development now using Blue Dot, Herco,and possibly longshot.

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    Sounds interesting. Keep us posted. Pics also!

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ID:	208936 Left to right .62 cal 500gr powder coat, .575 Lee REAL in shot wad 2 3/4 roll crimp (this shoots clover leaf groups at 50yds.), .575lee in shot cup, .575Lee .357, 308.

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    yeah, I have been interested in this subject for a while, because the normal slugs just don't do it for me. do you know what your groove diameter is exactly?
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    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...6-Pigpocalypse

    Have done similar. Load .626" 370 grs ball over 95 grs OE FFg in 20 ga brass for 1344 fps. 2" - 2.5 MOA. Details in linked thread above. Would love to see that .62 cal conical.

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ID:	208966 .615 land to land, .619 Bore. Conical as cast .620 Powder coat to .623-.624. The picture Shows Remington SPS hull,cup seal 4 cork spacers and roll crimp. I have magtech brass ordered.

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    For my little brother, I turned an NEF Ultra Slug Hunter into a rifle.

    Put that heavy barrel on a NEF rifle action, both for strength and the small firing pin. Rifle sights. Modified a Lee Whack-a-Mole 12 ga. loader for sizing and crimping

    Used the full length Mag-Tech brass cartridges. Lyman .646 balls are a nice slip fit into the brass. Three balls, 392 grains each. Blue Dot powder. Circle Fly over powder wads to bring the center line of the top ball up to crimp. If I recall correctly the bore was .621 so those three .646 skid for the first two inches of rifling. They lead right there, but not too badly.

    At 25 yards he gets and perfect inch and a half triangle, three inches at fifty.

    As best as I could figure he's getting about 1,100 fps so there is some recoil.

    He can't hardly wipe the grin of his face.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mhars View Post
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ID:	208966 .615 land to land, .619 Bore. Conical as cast .620 Powder coat to .623-.624. The picture Shows Remington SPS hull,cup seal 4 cork spacers and roll crimp. I have magtech brass ordered.
    Sorry, didn't realize the red powder coated monster was the .62. Like! Looks quite impressive loaded as well

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    And this is better then a factory sabot slug?

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    My .575 Lee REAL bullets in a standard shotgun wad cloverleaf holes at 50yds. I'm hoping to get range time tomorrow to try the .62s. Right now the .575s are a Pseudo sabot in a shotgun wad. I recover the wads and they are complete. And I believe like my other reloading I think they will be better than a factory sabot. Started treating Ultra slug hunter as a rifle and see how things shape up. Once I get the Magtech brass I believe this will work better than the plastic hulls we will see.

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    First 3 shots at 50 yards .620 powder coated Conical 500gr. Conical Mold from Lodgewood Mfg. Click image for larger version. 

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    Powder coated .620s. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	209462 Got a little cartridge development using Blue dot. 8 shots 50 yards 2 different charges. Looking good.
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    Group using Blue Dot with bottom seal from 20ga wad and 7 cork fillers. Fifty yards and the Flyer is totally my fault.

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    Sorry it has been so long on this project had to scratch together some funds. Broke down and got RMC 3 inch brass had a little hickup with it USH wouldn't close on it. built a jig to take some brass of rim till it chambered. Purchased a mold from Mountain Molds using their on line design program. Barrel slugged .624 got mold 600grains ww at .627. Got a starting load from a gentleman by the name of Ed. Assuring him I had all my fingers and both eyes after 45years of reloading. Using RE17 it thumps pretty good on the back end. Feel sorry anything in front of it. Just got a few shots to see cases are going to do ok. No expansion at all knock primmer out and reprime. Using 20ga wad base and six 16ga .20 cards then bullet.

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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