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  • Shotshell reloading question

    Posted by james on August 6, 2022 at 4:27 am

    Greetings, I have an interest to reload shotshells to be used as a truck gun up north, I plan on filling it with 00 buck and/or slugs, a close-range emergency gun for moose. I’ve got a lot of spent shells from Sterling, Fiocci, Selle and Belloit, etc. Can these shells be used twice? I just bought the Lyman manual, and it says don’t deviate from the hull listed. Are all these discount spent shells any good to me?

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  • cmonster556

    August 6, 2022 at 4:27 am

    You can buy a LOT of buck or slugs for what it will cost you to buy a press and components. Federal flite control buck is very good.

  • Mawskowski

    August 6, 2022 at 4:27 am

    Only if you gonna reload slugs and cast them yourself otherwise this is a HUGE money and time hole

  • xpen25x

    August 6, 2022 at 4:27 am

    they can be used. need a wad that works with the hull. and best reload data would be the bpi data.

  • hondamike12345

    August 6, 2022 at 4:27 am

    In general, don’t deviate from the hull listed.. but pretty much all those brands you listed would be similar to Federal Gold Medal or straight wall hull load data. The difference is Winchester and Rem hulls are taper and the wads fit different at the bottom. I’d recommend Ballistic Products and their manuals.. plus they have Fiocchi specific load data and sell every type of component you’d be interested in. Be careful tho.. it’s a money pit. But I love it. Hahaha! Good luck.

  • mscotch2020

    August 6, 2022 at 4:27 am

    Probably cheaper to buy if all need is several dozens rounds

    On the side, buckshot and slugs are loaded differently. Both can be done using roller crimp, but buckshot generally has the star crimp.

    Cost of slug is mainly the slug itself, which could be casted too.

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