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44 mag shotshells.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by MyEmptyWallet, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

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    What you are doing sounds like it would work for snakes or just to make noise and scare something off. Thest results I got are with black powder .45 colt making shot and ball charges or with shot capsules.
    Measure 10-15 grains of BP, thin wad, fill with shot and seat a .452 ball to the center of the ball and crimp slightly.
    Bit BP makes a mess. If you fire it, clean the pistol immediately.
    Sounds like you really need a .410.

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  2. MyEmptyWallet

    MyEmptyWallet New Member

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  4. MyEmptyWallet

    MyEmptyWallet New Member

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    Shot one yesterday made with 2 thin cardboard wads on 5.0 grs. of titegroup with 180 grs. #7 1/2 shot in a thin paper sleeve capped with another cardboard wad and Elmer's glue. Pattern was 20 in. at 15 feet. Going to try necking down 444 Marlin case to fit over the rifling on our single shot pistol when we are able to get the brass and 38-40 sizing die.
     
  5. MyEmptyWallet

    MyEmptyWallet New Member

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    Might just try loading with .410 wads it's cheaper and might work better.
     
  6. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

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    Leave out the glue. Put a wad on top and roll crimp it. Then a touch of paraffin to keep it in place.
     
  7. single stack

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    You may be expecting too much from a handgun firing shot.
    The rifled barrel is what is ruining your patterns. I have a Taurus Judge that shoots 2-1/2" .410 shot shells.
    The pattern has a distinct hole in the middle beyond 25 feet.
    It is still fun to break skeet targets on station 1, 7 and 8. The incomers on station 2 and 6 can be broken but not often.
    For shooting snakes and such, try to stay under 5 yards.
    As for your loads, I think an overshot card or capsule is the way to go.
     

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