12ga buck and ball loads

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shjoe posted this 01 July 2018

over the winter when the wood stove fire dies down to hot coals, I tried casting some of the lyman 7/8oz 12ga slugs with the support in the base. I took standard velocity 1 1/8oz trap loads and cast the shot. they came out nice and shot well in my single shot 12ga. then I added a card wad over the same powder charge that was in the shell, put 3 00 buck pellets in there side by side, another card wad, then the cast slug. I used a roll crimp tool to keep everything in place. these shot very well and cant wait to try them out this fall.

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nosee posted this 02 July 2018

Those may not be allowed in some states,as hunting loads! I have shot a lot of those loads in a side-by-side double 12 muzzlelaoader,load one barrel for mouse, other for bear. A very good load if someone kicks your frontdoor in!--nosee.

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R. Dupraz posted this 02 July 2018

AHA!

Another double 12 ML. They are a hoot. I have had a SxS double 12 percussion for several years and can tell you that they are killers on wild turkeys, sharptails and clays when loaded with a charge of FF and a load of #6 & #7 shot mixed. 

Have never tried buck & ball but did load both barrels with 00 buck once. Definitely an alley cleaner. It was impressive. 

 

R.

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Scearcy posted this 02 July 2018

Grins here! I sort of drifted away from Turkey hunting but it has always seemed that it should be a ML game.

Jim

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GP Idaho posted this 02 July 2018

I've been doing a lot of slug and round ball testing in the last couple of months both 12 and 20ga. Also a few black powder shot loads. One thing I have found is that a .735 RB over 40gr. of Blue Dot in a 12ga. will clear your sinus cavities. LOL  Gp

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delmarskid posted this 02 July 2018

I shoot that .735 over 80g of fff. Same results for sinuses and the nose hair goes with it.

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GP Idaho posted this 03 July 2018

D'skid: You guys give me too many ideas. I got 5lbs. of real BP now so  those RB loads might be a good way to burn up the Triple 7 I bought early on.. Heck, maybe we could get a 73cal. postal match started. Gp

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RicinYakima posted this 03 July 2018

While I was trying to learn about loading brass 12 gauge cases with black powder, I had some issues too.  To fill the case I was using 120 grains of FFF and 18 balls of .310". Then they told me about using more than one wad to fill excess space in the case.

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nosee posted this 03 July 2018

IN MODERN SHOTGUNS, I USE CORNMEAL FILLER,WAD, THEN PATCHED ROUNDBALL,IT WILL STOP A DEER!

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RicinYakima posted this 03 July 2018

I was trying to reproduce the  "leopard" loads made in South Africa during the early 1900's. I found out that 90 grains of Black and 12 shot was the best at 10 yards. A six inch even pattern and enough velocity.

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shjoe posted this 03 July 2018

I have an old 10ga ml I load with 100gr ffg and a patched, 660gr, .760 round ball. I had dixie make me a mold for it. plenty of power. goes through the deer and the tree behind it. with 80gr and 1 1/2oz #4 shot make for an excellent turkey load with 7 pellets going through a soda can at 50yds.

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R. Dupraz posted this 03 July 2018

The old ways still ring true

Equal volumes of shot and black will surely do.

 

R.

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GP Idaho posted this 03 July 2018

RicinY: That 120gr load sounds like one of those in front of or behind it sort of loads. No Thanks. Gp

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RicinYakima posted this 04 July 2018

The old Stevens 311 handled them a lot better than me! I shot the ten I loaded in one day, but was pretty bruised at the end.

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