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A shotgun shell is a self-contained cartridge typically loaded with multiple metallic "shot", which are small, generally spherical projectiles. Traditionally lead was used, but increasingly steel, tungsten or bismuth shot has replaced lead, due to laws designed to protect the environment. A single, large projectile known as a shotgun slug can also be used, and numerous specialty rounds such as less-lethal rounds (e.g. beanbag rounds), flechette rounds, lead-dust rounds for door-breaching are also available. An old non-lethal shotgun load consisted of a shotgun shell loaded with rock salt, which could inflict very painful, but rarely deadly, wounds, and was therefore popular for scaring away trespassers.
Most shotgun shells are designed to be fired from a smoothbore barrel, but dedicated shotguns with rifled barrels are limited to sabot slugs. A rifled barrel will increase the accuracy of sabot slugs, but makes it unsuitable for firing shot, as it imparts a spin to the shot cup, causing a centrifugal force that makes the shot cluster disperse. A rifled slug uses rifling on the slug itself so it can be used in a smoothbore shotgun. Specialty shotgun ammunition includes non-lethal rounds available in the form of slugs made of low-density material, such as rubber.
Pacific 366 shot shell reloading press. Has some surface rust. Cycles very smoothly. I have never used it and I don’t know much about it. It was in a lot of reloading equipment that I purchased. $350 OBO
SOLD This is a 10 inch TC Contender with a 10 inch barrel and a 2.4 pound trigger with a safety as part of the trigger itself. I shot several 45 Colt 200 grain loads through it yesterday and it feels as though it has almost no kick. The grip is a Pachmyer and feels terrific.
I want try reloading shotgun shells. I shoot sub gauge for medical reasons (ICD) and of course for the challenge! Lots of 12 gauge stuff out there ... but don't really want to spend half a press price to convert it to 20 or 28....
Looking to start simple, MEC 600 seems to be the baseline...
I went to wolf creek range few times and after use, I picked up my spent case. It includes brass/metal/Shotshell and almost everything. I am not sure where I can recycle them or dispose them. Any idea?