New to hunting, new to reloading, two specific bad ideas.

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WhatWasThatHowl
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New to hunting, new to reloading, two specific bad ideas.

Postby WhatWasThatHowl » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:40 pm

Hey all, found you guys after two days of researching tungsten reloading.

I have a very simple conceptual problem you might get something out of. I need a recipe or a guideline for developing a recipe for two types of shotshells based on:
- 3-1/2 inch 12 gauge hulls https://www.ballisticproducts.com/Federal-10ga-new-primed-3-1_2-hulls-50_bag/productinfo/0621035/
- 18-19 gr/cc tungsten carbide shot size 7-1/2 http://www.prairiewinddecoys.com/p/1647/18-gcc-tungsten-super-shot-tss-free-shipping AND the equivalent of 00 buckshot (probably from alibaba)
- TPS 12ga 3-1/2" wads https://www.ballisticproducts.com/TPS-12ga-3-1_2-wad-preslit-100_bag/productinfo/3227703/

Two days in and I have no idea what primer or powder to use or if I should use the fiber wad and mylar inside the TPS wad. The consensus seems to be powder manufacturer's word is gospel, but we are beyond what people have researched. Looking at the resources section of this forum I can't parse a definitive answer unless I've gone too crosseyed from looking this stuff up.

I worry that I will have to bolt my twelve gauge to a table on the range and rope trigger rounds of escalating powder load until I'm either satisfied or down a shotgun. If any angel unwilling to post their findings publically can find it in their heart to PM me, my brand new browning o/u and I would thank you.



Greg
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Re: New to hunting, new to reloading, two specific bad ideas.

Postby Greg » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:11 pm

Be careful using big tungsten shot in heavy loads it can scar a barrel. I have an 1187 barrel that looks straight rifled from tss BB's. Still shoots fine but just a word of caution.




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