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Thread: Looking for ideas for homemade snake rounds

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    Looking for ideas for homemade snake rounds

    So looking for information on making my own snake rounds in different calibers. Can you make rifle rounds also?

    Mostly looking at wheel gun rounds but would like to know if you can do it for 45 ACP.

    I was told there are ways to make your own and would like to know ideas. From making snake shot to #4 shot.

    What's best to use for the overshot cap and nitro cap. Do you seal your shot and of so with what? Please teach me thanks!

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    You need to learn to use the search function here.

    Yes .45acp works, yes there are recipes.

    Some use gas checks for overshot. Others use other things.
    You can punch out thin cardboard for overpowder wads.
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    Try this

    https://castboolits.gunloads.com/for...ds-For-Pistols

    May have the info you are looking for.
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    I posted to a thread here several years ago on (.38 special) this subject. If you can't find what you are looking for I can repost if necessary.

    They work.

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    Go to the home page. There's a whole section for threads on "Shotshell for Pistol"
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    Look up this post is not in the "Shotshell for Pistol section" Some other Mod did that for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tayous1 View Post
    So looking for information on making my own snake rounds in different calibers. Can you make rifle rounds also?

    Mostly looking at wheel gun rounds but would like to know if you can do it for 45 ACP.

    I was told there are ways to make your own and would like to know ideas. From making snake shot to #4 shot.

    What's best to use for the overshot cap and nitro cap. Do you seal your shot and of so with what? Please teach me thanks!
    tayous1,

    In what state do you live and what snakes are the problem? You state you prefer wheelguns and that is good as semi-autos have issues hard to make work, in my experience. Further, #4 is a poor choice for handgun snake loads. Here in rattler and Copperhead country, I find #6 or 7.5 will do the job.

    Revolvers of .38,.357 and .44 will do well with #6 or #7.5 and gas checks as bottom and top wads. I prefer Unique powder and the snakes tie themselves in knots when I shoot them. Revolvers are much more reliable than any automatic pistols and snake loads in my 30 year farm experience.

    Rifled arms SCATTER shot loads dismally! Any rifled arm disperses all shot loads before any long range is attained.
    Adam
    Last edited by Adam Helmer; 10-12-2021 at 01:58 PM.

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    For revolvers read this: https://castboolits.gunloads.com/sho...oads-that-WORK!

    For the .45 ACP, there are numerous ways to form a bottle necked case from one from the .308 Win family and get it to work.

    Shot loads from any rifled arm are a very short range proposition. I prefer to use #12 shot for pattern density. A ten pound bag of shot will last most people three lifetimes, even with playing around developing loads.

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