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Old 10-05-2010, 07:35 PM   #11
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If a person gets all his or her supplys from one dealer slugs can be reloaded without a press (1) CLEAR HULLS PRIMED (2)POWDER PER FORMULA.(3)DGS WITH WAD AS ONE(4) ROLL CRIMP. The thing is to read over the instructions and do it right start slow be carefull. It might take some practice.
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The short answer is, you need a bunch more information before you embark on this endeavor.

Bird shot is between 2 and 9% Antimony. For a slug, you want less than 1% antimony. Antimony is a hardening agent for lead. Slugs need to be soft to seal properly and shoot well. My preferred alloy is 20-1 lead to tin for slugs. Tin will harden lead a little but it makes it pour better and fill out the mould properly.

I have loaded shotshells for nearly 35 years (yeah, I'm, getting old). I just started on the slugs this year. I have cast bullets for 26 years and just started casting slugs this year.

You have quite a learning curve ahead of you before you get into this. Purchase "The Cast Bullet Handbook" and read it cover to cover before you consider getting started.
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