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 Post subject: Blach Powder Shotshells
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:37 am 
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Think I will load a few black powder shot shells. This way when Viz or someone asks for a few shells this year I will slip one in and let the fun begin.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:52 pm 
I've got a pretty good recipe for BP shotshells. I'm using 90gr FFg to push along 1 oz of 71/2 shot. Seems to be effective on CAS knockdown targets Birds shot with this load are cooked before they hit the ground. The load produces about three feet of flames from the muzzles and should not be used in dry weather for danger of starting grass fires. :shock:


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i'm figureing on using 70 grains ffg a waa12r wad and 1 1/8 oz of shot. I won't slip this load into anyones pocket who are shooting autos or pumps though as they will be the dickens to clean.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:11 pm 
Actually they aren't that hard to clean up after. The biggest problem is scrubbing the melted plastic wad material from the barrel. Hot nearly boiling water with a bit of dish soapworks well. The soapy water easily breaks loose the blackpowder fouling. Most of my BP shotshell loads use felt wads rather than the plastic wads to eliminate the melted plastic mess. Also roll crimped loads with cardboard overshot cards seem to pattern better than a regular crimp with most BP shotshells.


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