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Old 09-05-2012, 11:06 PM   #11
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I can load shotshells way cheaper than I can buy them (if you consider quality to quality). Generic "dove and quail" loads are just crap. I think they must be subsidized by PETA because they pattern so poorly, it is difficult to actually kill a bird. My load shoots as well as the higher end AA shotshells at less than half the price.

For me it is more about self reliance anyway. I can load any centerfire ammo I shoot (and then some). I cast my own buckshot and slugs. There are a couple of people here that can attest to the accuracy of my slug loads at 100 yards (an I have made substantial improvements on the load since the get together).
Yeah that is tru.. I am going to get a slug mold and make a bunch.. They are totally worth the investment... Especially since I got 135lbs of free wheel weights sitting in my garage..
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Depending on what mold you have the wheel weights may not be the best option. The Lee mold (drive key) reportedly do fine with the wheel weights. The Lyman mold likes 20-1 lead-tin for the best slugs.

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So back to the original question... Anyone make their own shot???

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