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Old 07-08-2009, 02:20 PM   #11
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You could make a sandwich and use the the shells like cookie cutters to get a sandwich load. When the game warden asks you why your hunting geese out of season, simply explain that your feeding them.

Skittles and Hershey kisses might work... against a fat person. Wooden spike for vampires. Don't forget silver shot for the lycans. Dimes for the hobos. Weed laced with strychnine for the hippies. Plain old 00Buck for the liberals.

Or you could stick with the manual idea.

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Agreed. Do not take the cheap route when reloading.

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Just out of curiosity...why not cooper plated bb's? By first apperance they seem to be an item that might wanna use for loading shells. Just curious.

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Copper plated lead BB's are very good goose loads, but if you use regular copper plated steel BBs, like are intended for use in BB guns, you better have steel rated components and a steel rated gun barrel or you could be looking at heavy damage. Those things are even harder than the sintered iron "steel" BB shot.

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Well, back in the day, I used to do custom loads for my muzzle loading EIGHT gauge shotgun. Right barrel was loaded with a quarter pound of buckshot. The LEFT barrel was loaded with powder, string, waxed paper, rock salt, and broken razor blades.

The right barrel would drop the moose in his tracks. The left barrel would dress it out, salt it down, wrap the meat, and tie it up in a neat package.

Now, if you actually believed any of that, I have some oceanfront property for sale in Colorado............

To answer your question- most air rifle shot (like Daisy BBs) are copper plated STEEL. They are very hard, and without the right shot cup, etc, will score (scratch) the bore of your shotgun. Other items may cause a bore obstruction, which can lead to visits to the hospital ER at unplanned times.

Shotguns can be very forgiving- but there is a LOT of energy released when you pull the trigger. Most shotguns, that energy is about 4 inches from your face. Think about that while reading the loading manual.

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I say try it out all sorts of crap, the world needs more darwin awards.

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