metal shells

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by sgtdeath66, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    can any one help me out. im looking for a manufacturer of metal 12ga cases filled with 00 buckshot, seen some in the past but dont remember the comp
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    They're usually hand loads in cut down .50 BMG shells.
     

  3. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    but ive ceen them in 12 ga though, last i knew 50 bmg shells arent that big
     
  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    It's a common field expedient to cut down .50 BMG to use for 12 ga. If you cut a .50 BMG to 3" in length, they're the same OD and if done right, the .50 BMG shells run through a 12 ga smoother than plastic will. The powder charge for 12 ga is much smaller than it is for .50 BMG, so the shells don't deform and can be reloaded almost indefinitely.
     
  5. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    so would a normal shotgun reloader be able do the job or would u need a speacial setup
     
  6. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    It's all done by hand, but for safety reasons, I won't explain it here. I'm sure that if you were to utilize the internet and some reloading tables, you could figure it out on your own though.

    Your gun's owner's manual specifies to only use ammo that is loaded to SAAMI specifications though, so be sure to follow those recommendations.