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Odd bullet to gun combination

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ditchtiger, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Not going to give load info, but one load I came into is .32 pistol slugs into 7.62x54r cases.
    The hollow points are great pumpkin exploders. Another is 30 carbine slugs in .308 Win cases. A great plinker. Others are round ball slugs for light pistol loads.
  2. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The 32 pistol slugs should work in anything 30 cal--even though they are actually a bit oversize.
    Speer makes a half jacket .308 100 gr plinker bullet--I've used a bunch of them for light loads
    in 30-30 and 30-06. I've even heard of single buckshot in 30-06, but never tried it.
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I've heard of using .22 airgun pellets in .22 centerfire.. primer only. I assume no responsibility for this though!
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have been working up a 30M1 load using a 125gr Sierra FPHP which is a 30-30 bullet. Working with less then a max load for the 110 gr slugs I have been getting excellent velocity and accuracy in both my carbine and especially my Ruger Blackhawk in 30 carbine.

    Their is a tiny bot of info on line about this combo but as its not in an manual and lawyer approved follow my lead at your own risk.
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  5. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    You should see what happens when you run some .357 Mag slugs out of a .35 Whelen.
    Water jugs act like they were hit with a nuke. All the frontal area of 158gr HP with a flat meplat colliding at 3000+ FPS makes things REALLY exciting.