Kit comes in two versions. One with thick and thin vegetable wads and a kit with thin vegetable wads and metal over shot wads. The metal over shot wad is more recoil resistant when your loading with shotloads and normal ammunition. Metal over shot wads are good when you load your cylinder with a few bullets for larger varmints. Recoil from the normal ammunition could dislodge shot loads with only vegetable wads. So, you can choose between the two over shot wads.
Each kit contains 50 powder wads and 50 over shot wads.
Posted by Doug on Dec 19th 2019
These are cheaper more readily available and easier to use than CCI shot capsules. Much easier to use than making your own wads from cardboard. The # 9 shot from Sage really smacks down barn pests. At five yards I get about an 18 pattern from a 6 inch .38 special.
Posted by Ben Hubbard on Nov 19th 2019
These parts, when combined with yours, make super simple shotshells for way less than buying loaded rounds or buying shot capsules. I used Speer data and my 357 dies to push the top check into place and crimp in a separate step. I used a small hex bolt to push the wad atop the powder so it would be flat. I weighed out 92 grains of #9 shot and the whole thing came together nicely. I would advise the user to make sure the shot is pressed deeply enough that the check can sit flat as depicted in the product image. It is easy enough to be sloppy and have the check sit askew. I don't know how those would perform or pattern. Beware if you intend to shoot these indoors: the check will have more penetrating power than you want in drywall or nice finishes.
Posted by Michael A Jones on Aug 5th 2019
These shotshells assembled easily. I slightly belled the .357 cases, put in the powder, wad, and shot. Then I indexed my turret press half a turn, put the cartridge case in the shell holder with the metal over wad on top and bumped the case/ over wad into the solid part of the turret. I could feel a "click" as the metal over wad seated. Great patterns at 10-15 feet,
Posted by William Gilbert on Mar 15th 2018
Beats the he'll out of running plastic caps, loads great, easy way to make money off your buddies shooting gallons from the hip!
Posted by Sam on Nov 5th 2017
Easy loading and I patterned a couple of loads and they were excellent.
Posted by bob on Jul 1st 2016
worked fine. used 4.2 grn 231. used crimp set up for cast bullet. tested with plastic jug filled with water. at 10'. penetrated front and a few went thru bout sides. will carry for buzz worms.
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