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Plinking slug load
« on: May 06, 2012, 10:29:46 pm »
Hey guys, I have been messing around with improvised 12ga loads for fun.  The only load that I have done these with have been the Federal 100rd bulk packs from Wally world, 2 3/4" low brass, 7.5 shot.  I have tried some cut shells in my H&R Topper with an ImpCylinder fixed choke and I have had no problems and a lot of fun.  I know that it can't take a steady diet of these due to the large diameter "slug" going down the barrel.  So, I tried making some wax slugs with cheap crayons.  These sucked, only 1 out of 10 held together.  So, in my pondering, I have given thought to purchasing a Lee 1oz keydrive slug mold.  This youtube video:   shows a guy that has a pretty good method for turning the birdshot loads that I use into slug loads.  He has another linked video showing how these perform and they seen to do pretty well.  I know that when I do this, I take full responsability for all my actions, so please don't call me an idiot, I am already aware of this  :).  I also never intend to use these for defensive purposes, I'm not that dumb.  My question to you guys is, do you think this is a would work decently for a plinking slug load for my Topper?  Thanks.
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    Re: Plinking slug load
    « Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 11:31:04 pm »
    I'd be happier if the slug was Rifled or something.  Because factory slugs can be very accurate and I don't see these as being so...
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    Re: Plinking slug load
    « Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 02:04:24 pm »

     Do rifled slugs rotate?

     
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    Re: Plinking slug load
    « Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 07:47:59 pm »
    Oh, I never said anything about imparting rotation.  I'm at work now, ill speak more of this later...

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    Re: Plinking slug load
    « Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 09:01:58 pm »
    The youtube guy ManitobaWolf that made these is easily minute of printer paper at 50yds.  He was using a cut down 18.5" barrel with no bead on a Mossberg500.  I think I'm gonna give this a try, worst case scenario, I'm out $20-$30 for the mold. If this doesn't work, then I'll just buy a shotgun press and roll my own with it anyway. 
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