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    Anybody dinked with nickle plating buckshot?

    BPI sells nickle plated buckshot. I love em but I don't want a kiss on the back of my ear.
    I wonder how this would work.
    Precision in the wrong place is only a placebo.

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    I haven't tried it yet, but I want to try powder coating some buckshot instead of plating it. I powder coated some sabot slugs just to see if they would be visible in flight. Haven't had a chance to load them yet and find out!

    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    I believe BPI's nickel plated shot is good. Some companies will get you by nickel plating very soft junk lead. Nothing nickel plated comes close to casting your own shot and water dropping, so I don't use it anymore.

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    Please explain:

    Quote Originally Posted by MBTcustom View Post
    ... I don't want a kiss on the back of my ear ...

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    I cast my own buckshot and powder coat it. With the plated shot and shipping cost, price per shot gets to be more than it's worth for me. Gp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Please explain:
    It's very expensive.
    Precision in the wrong place is only a placebo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpidaho View Post
    I cast my own buckshot and powder coat it. With the plated shot and shipping cost, price per shot gets to be more than it's worth for me. Gp
    Exactly. That's what I'm doing now too. I'm curious though, How sweet would buckshot be if it were cast of premium metal and then nickle plated? I've never messed with nickle plating before, but it sounds interesting.
    Precision in the wrong place is only a placebo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBTcustom View Post
    Exactly. That's what I'm doing now too. I'm curious though, How sweet would buckshot be if it were cast of premium metal and then nickle plated? I've never messed with nickle plating before, but it sounds interesting.
    To be honest, when comparing magnum Lawrence lead shot to BPI nickel plated shot, both #5, I couldn't tell any difference. Both shot within a couple pellets of each other (inside a 10" circle) in my turkey gun. Same with buckshot, the BPI super buck seems to pattern exactly the same as BPI nickel plated buck. Both loads were in a shot cup, so that may have made a difference. I've never tried nickel plated 000, but my quenched cast shot shoots tighter than BPI super buck.

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