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    BPI Slug Manual

    Does the slug manual from BPI have data for the Lee 1oz. Key Drive slug? I have my data from Lee's site, but they only offer up a few powders to choose from.

    Just curious because I see folks listing powders they use with the Key Drive slug that are not on the little sheet from Lee. I have been using HS6 for all my buck and slug loads, but I am running low-ish on it and have a bunch of other powders to use - just need the data.

    Any help or info would be appreciated.
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    No it does not. Most guys use 1 ounce shot load data. The Hodgdon website is a good source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megasupermagnum View Post
    No it does not. Most guys use 1 ounce shot load data. The Hodgdon website is a good source.
    Brilliant! I feel dumb for not putting 2 and 2 together. DUH!!!

    I load shot loads with different powders so this will work out nicely.
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    let us know what powders you use and good luck
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    Greetings, the loading data from Lee too is way too Hot and loosen your dentures, watch out:


    Most shooters stop around 32 or 33 gr of HS-6

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    I do run my slugs according to Lee's data with 36gr. of HS6. It is a stout load.

    The 36gr. Herco load will not allow the crimp to fold over and start, so I know it was pretty heavy to begin with. I have thought to drop the powder charge down with the Herco by at least a few grains.

    I also may try the HS6 load reduced as well. They shoot very well, but they let you know when you pull that trigger.
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    Here's some specific data from BPI with other powders and wads: https://www.ballisticproducts.com/load14_04_25.htm and https://www.ballisticproducts.com/load14_06_13.htm
    However, I would second what megasupermagnum said, you can use shot data safely. I especially like "International" load data, which give you 1345 fps loads for 24 gram (7/8 oz) or 28 gram (1 oz) payloads, with common fast-burning powders, usually at relatively low pressures. These make nice low-recoil slug loads.

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    Excellent! Thanks for the intel fellas!
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    BPI's Slug Loading & Field Application 7th Edition has Data for both 1oz. and 7/8 oz. Lee Key drive slugs. Gp

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    My only complaint is that most of the data is only for components that they sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpidaho View Post
    BPI's Slug Loading & Field Application 7th Edition has Data for both 1oz. and 7/8 oz. Lee Key drive slugs. Gp
    7th? I swear I bought mine only 2 or 3 years ago, and it's the 4th edition. Are you sure that data isn't for those crappy generic foster slugs they sell?

    Edit: I must have been away for longer than I thought. I don't see a 7th edition, but they are selling a 6th. On top of that, anyone check out these "value slugs"? Those rifled slugs aren't the best deal in the world, but they are selling a 300 grain bullet and sabot combo for less than anything else they have. Looks like a Federal trophy copper to me. I'll be ordering 2 packs (100 slugs) tonight.
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    All of the BPI's manuals read like a catalog, My loading room is going to have to get bigger if I have to buy more BPI wads. LOL Gp

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    MSM No, unlike them to give data on another company's products but it's there. Gp

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    Another pressure tested Lee Slug Load:

    https://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/vie...p?f=13&t=73334

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