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Thread: Slug Hollow Base Fillers

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    Does that wax stay in the cavity for the flight to the target/berm or does it fall out after the slug leaves the barrel?

    That would be easier and neater than hot melt glue! And for the Lyman slugs the cavity is so conical that glue isn't likely to stay in anyway.

    I've had hot melt glue tail wads/skirts come out of Lee Drive Key slugs and HB slugs with quite deep and near straight sided cavities. A screw run into the cavity but with the head and a few thread left proud gives the glue tail wad something to hang on to.

    Longbow

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    bin using wax as a filler since I started with the lyman 525. all of my slugs retained the wax .


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    i have a section of a 12ga barrel from an old cutoff . i use my reloading press for the power i need to swage and compress them in my "sizing die". needed is a flat nose punch which i can screw in where a rifle die seats and anything with a flat where the shell holder goes. you can adjust the die part so that all slugs come out the same height. of course you have to do one at a time, but it's worth it. recovered slugs prove i am doing it well because they show rifleing full length of the slug. if you're using a smooth bore i oversize bigger than bore dia and then take off your bbl of the shotgun and push the slug thru the bore and now you have a slug that will fly true. so far i have killed 4 buck and i don't buy factory anymore , although i still have some , but my confidence is in my reloads. by the way i rollcrimp all my slugs . hope this can help someone.

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    Iím getting great accuracy without filling the bases.




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    BT:

    That's the Lyman 525 gr. slug (or clone)?

    Soft lead or hard lead?

    Rifled gun I am guessing...?

    Range?

    Darn good accuracy for 50 yards and really excellent accuracy if 100 yards!

    Longbow

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    Quote Originally Posted by longbow View Post
    BT:

    That's the Lyman 525 gr. slug (or clone)?

    Soft lead or hard lead?

    Rifled gun I am guessing...?

    Range?

    Darn good accuracy for 50 yards and really excellent accuracy if 100 yards!

    Longbow
    LB,

    That was the Lyman Clone with pure lead (some Tin added).

    Rifles shotgun at 50 yards. Iím trying to make the range tomorrow. Iíll try these at 100 if I do


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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