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Snake Load

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Petes, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Petes

    Petes Active Member

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    Can one of u highly informed folks tell me what caliber pistol can I buy to load solid and buck shot?

    I know Tausus makes " the judge' (45 cal)but is their a 38 or 357 that would work as a snake load? What size shot

  2. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    you can buy CCI shot loads in .22 .22mag 9mm .38S and probally many other loads. I know they typically don't feed to well in a bottom loader but revolvers are a cake walk! I used to carry a .22 mag with shot loads when hiking as a kid for snacks and little birdies. I found I had to get within 3ish feet for it really do do anything they were very weak.

  3. varmiter

    varmiter orchards wa. Member

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    If you reload there is also info and products to make your own
  4. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    I developed some handloaded shotshells for revolver use when I lived in northern MN using CCI shot capsules. I loaded the capsules with #8 shot and they worked well enough to take ruffed grouse out of trees at close range. Loaded in 44 mag cases, they were very effective. Loaded in 357 mag cases, they were adequate. Loaded in 38 Special cases, they were marginal. None were 410 shotgun quality though. I later used them on Texas rattlesnakes and they were all adequate when I was way closer than I wanted to be. Trying to load them a little on the hot side caused donut patterns, so you need to pattern them if you create your own. If you really want shotgun ballistics and payload from a handgun, the Judge firing real 410's would be a superior choice - in my opinion.