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Pistol Shotshell Kit Directions

Pistol Shotshell Kit Directions

Directions For Making Pistol ShotShells


1. Full length size cases.

2. Prime and add powder.

3. Seat the thin precut vegetable fiber wad firmly against powder charge with corresponding dowel or a squared off pencil.

4. Add shot, you can use #7, #7-1/2, #8, #9, #10, #12 shot. Leave the shot down about .020 to install the wad. You can purchase small quainities of shot from Balistic Products   

5. Install metal powder wad  or vegetable fiber wad over shot. I use metal because I load  the cylinder with a few bullets just in case I encounter a varmint. Heavy recoil could dislodge shot loads with vegetable wads.

6. Use you crimp die to lightly secure the wad. You can use Lee Precision Factory crimp die or a Lee Precision Carbide crimp die depending on the caliber. That way you can leave bullet seater crimp die alone and not mess up your settings.

7. Seal the top of your shot wad with Mom's fingernail polish or use a primer sealer.

For load data see Speer #13 Loading Manual page 594.
 
DO NOT SHOOT AGAINST HARD SURFACESES AND ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SHOOTING GLASSES. IF YOU USE THE METAL CAP IT WILL PENETRATE 1/4 PLWOOD AT 10 FT.

 

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