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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.
I’m experienced reloading rifle cartridges (some handgun) and I’m interested in shotshell reloading. My use would be low volume production of high quality hunting loads in 12 and 16 gauge. Loads would likely include use of tungsten alloy and bismuth shot.
Two single-stage presses I’m looking...
I bought this a few years ago to load my own shotshells. It’s loaded maybe a dozen shells and has been collecting dust on my bench. Comes with bushings. Powder and 209 primers are also available if interested. Please PM offers. Thanks for looking.
Winchester W209 shotshell primers (600ct = 6 boxes 100ct) and yes these will also work with muzzleloaders if your breech plug is designed for 209.
*Local Pickup Only in Elk Plain/Graham 98338 - google it
*No trades/No shipping/No traveling = local pickup only
FOR SALE: 45 AUTO CCI shotshells, new/old stock. 3 boxes, 10 rounds each. $35 for all, OBO.
Keizer/north Salem area, local meet, CASH ONLY.
Can ship if needed, UPS GROUND ONLY, for additional $$ upon receipt of funds, payment options to be determined.
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I have three bags, roughly 20-25 pounds each. I am just never going to get into shotshell reloading....
Remington Field Grade Lead Shot, #2
One bag has a little duct tape on it, but its pretty much the same as the others...
$30ea or $75 for all 3
Located in Vancouver, can meet in PDX some days
Located in Vancouver, could possibly meet in PDX some days...
Could trade for some M855 rounds... also 158gr bullets for 38/357 also looking for some new or 1x 357 magnum brass
I have some .410 shells kicking around...
6rnds - 3" #6
4rnds - 2.5" Slugs
16rnds - 2.5" #4
Then some 223...
I was packing some of my ammo into ammo cans and moving them into my shop yesterday in an effort to organize (I was also labeling most of the cans).
I came across some Federal shotshell ammo for .22 LR - the kind the is all brass with a nose crimp - no plastic capsule.
I have a problem with...
Press $285 newNew without box comes with 8 lb tub of Allianz Green dot shotshelll powder retails for $135, 5th edition 408 page Lyman Shotshell Reloading Handbook $20 list, and Remington bag of 500 1 1/8th wads $15 retail. All yours for $225.00 :) Steve at [email protected]. SW Portland
I have 1 Mec 600 Jr Mark 5 shotshell reloader,set up for 12 gauge. It needs one bottle. I am asking $65
I also have a die conversion set for 20 gauge and 410 gauge. These are $35 each.
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Hi everyone. I own a 20 gauge Mossberg 500 that my wife usually hunts and shoots trap with. I've taken a liking to it and want to get another one for myself. I was looking at available ammo for it and noticed that some of the Bird loads are described as "Magnum" on the box. The 20 gauge I own...