Was mostly curious if anyone's tried any "alternative" shot ideas, in thier shotgun reloads. size combinations, different slug types, using cast bullets, etc. A mix of curiousity and a pirate movie (shoving tableware into the cannons) made me think of this: putting 3 of my cast lead, un-checked .309/160gr bullets into a 12ga wad, and they fit, shell closes up and everything. (3x160 = 1.09oz, .03 shy of 1-1/8oz) Crazy, interesting, or got a similar tale to share? ...and to answer the inevitable "why?": A) When the time comes you can't find ready-made shot or slugs B) ...Haven't bought a buckshot/slug mold yet. C) Would rather pay 12-15 cents a shell for custom, purpose-made rounds, then $1+ a shell for what everyone's got. Oh, secondary Q: slugs in non-rifled shotguns; bad, or just not as accurate? "I prefer to ask the stupid questions than find out the stupid way it doesn't work." - Anonymous.