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    Today, 07:07 PM
    I've got some 2 3/4 and 3" fiocchi hulls coming, along with some bpgs gas seals, some cork wads and nitro cards. I also have a roll crimper coming. I have bags and bags of wads, but they're just for target loads, so I went ahead and just ordered...
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    Today, 06:36 PM
    That is excellent! I can't wait for my round ball mold to arrive so I can start trying this out. I also found someone to make me a sizer die so that should help with accuracy for the grease groove bullets. Thanks!
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    Yesterday, 04:09 PM
    The one I just ordered was 50 pounds, so $69. That's shipped all the way to Oregon, so if you're back east it might be less.
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    07-24-2021, 11:52 PM
    That would be great, I plan to play with the round ball loads before I tackle the super heavy stuff, and with 5lbs of powder I'll be able to do plenty of testing. As an aside, about how many loads can I expect to get out of shells? I ordered some...
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    07-24-2021, 05:41 PM
    That's a really good example, just puts into perspective the kind of power a simple shotgun can provide, and just how versatile they can be. I know I have been guilty of not giving shotguns the attention they deserve. Anyway, a friend found a 5lb...
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    07-23-2021, 11:59 PM
    Probably about 3-4lbs, no takeup at all with a clean break and just a little overtravel, very clean and good trigger overall. It is my first, and honestly I'm surprised at the amount of gun you get for the money, the gun is very nicely made and...
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    07-23-2021, 11:36 PM
    Almost like Henry knew some crazy fool like me would be attempting what I'm about to, the stock was already nicely hollowed out. After filling it with shot it weighs just over 9lbs, the scope I plan to install weighs a little under a pound with...
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    07-23-2021, 08:29 PM
    I would also live to get one of these. If whoever made it could contact me, I would appreciate it.
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    07-23-2021, 06:16 PM
    Failing that I do have lots of FFg and FFFg to use.
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    07-23-2021, 06:15 PM
    4227 is what Greg (12 bore) used for his test and posted some data, I found where Ed mentioned using it as well, but not as much as he talked about really slow powders, like reloder 17 or 26. But I dont feel like burning 100 grains of powder every...
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    07-23-2021, 01:47 PM
    Has anyone tried 2400 powder? I see blue dot recommended a lot but I don't have any and like everything it's impossible to find. I have 4227 for the heavier loads but I wanted to try some of the lighter loads first and I have a bunch of 2400 powder.
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    07-22-2021, 09:33 PM
    I've shot some PC bullets and I have a friend that does that so I'll probably end up taking some to him for that treatment.
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    07-22-2021, 08:16 PM
    I'm planning to add some weight to it, some lead in the stock and I have a LPVO with some good eye relief I'll try and see if that will work safely. My goal is 9-10 lbs, just to increase the comfort some.
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    07-22-2021, 01:01 AM
    For sure I'll use harder lead, the weight in pure lead is just a reference, since pure leads density is easy to find. The image should also say the volume is .378 cubic inches, not density, I made a typo. Don't know how much fun they'll be to...
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    07-21-2021, 11:50 PM
    Final edit, I do agree this one looks better, and more versatile if I ever needed a crimp groove. Should carry plenty of lube. Weight in pure lead will be 1084 gr.
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    07-20-2021, 05:21 PM
    I want to keep the option of using black powder open so tumble lube grooves wouldn't work. I'm still playing with it though, so I'll have to see how one with smaller lube grooves looks, maybe shrink the bottom groove and add a small one up top...
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    07-20-2021, 01:11 AM
    I'm going to play around with the design some since I have some time before I will order the big mold, but I did go ahead an order a ball mold from JT since it sounds like a round ball is pretty versatile. Originally I was going to order a few...
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    07-19-2021, 09:02 PM
    Here's an edit, I think it looks a little better really, more like a shotgun slug.
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    07-19-2021, 08:38 PM
    The crimp grooves were just in the original mold so I included them, I suspected they wouldn't help either, except perhaps with allowing excess metal someplace to flow, but I don't know about that. Perhaps eliminating the crimp grooves and...
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    07-19-2021, 08:13 PM
    So before I try anything heavy I'm going to play around with lighter slugs first just to be sure. I'm ordering some .735 roundballs and another member is going to send me some heavier slugs. I do still think the 1000+ grain is a possibility...
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    07-18-2021, 12:20 AM
    And for those interested, some measurements; Muzzle OD .997 Breech OD 1.100 Groove .727 Bore .719 And it weighs 7lbs 2 oz
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    07-17-2021, 11:50 PM
    Wow that is some impressive performance, until I started looking into this I had no idea what shotguns were capable of with standard pressures. I figured I'd be stuck with black powder and would never be able to use smokeless with such a heavy slug,...
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    07-17-2021, 02:51 PM
    Thanks longbow, that is extremely helpful! I sent a message to Greg asking for some info, a drawing if he has it or if not some basic measurements of the slug and I can extrapolate from there. Failing that I could take some measurements from the...
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    07-17-2021, 01:45 AM
    A keith SWC is exactly what I was thinking! Do you know who made his mold or if a drawing exists so I can have accurate make me one? I searched but couldn't find anything about him. Getting the load data would be excellent as well.
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    07-17-2021, 01:41 AM
    Thanks for the info! Yeah I dont expect to shoot it a lot, more just for fun or to let others have fun with, you know ;) I'm not looking to turn it into a super magnum, like nyfirefighter said it's probably too light to ever want to do that...
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    07-16-2021, 09:25 PM
    I just got a Henry rifled slug gun in a trade, and since I don't hunt I don't really have a use for it other than fun. I thought it might be cool to shoot really heavy slugs out of it like an old stopping rifle. I was going to try the magtech...
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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