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Thread: "Desperately seeking", no not Susan, a 12 bore load with fibre,not plastic wads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    so just swap it out for fibre...and be done with it...try it in modern shotgun first....
    yeah, why don't stuff a 7.62x54 up the chamber of a .303...all 3.11 diameter bullets the same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Sapper View Post
    Nah...........My mental picture of you is that one of these is more your style...........

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    yeah, my mental pic of you is a uneducated WINZ 'client' who has a gun Illegally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nowool View Post
    yeah, why don't stuff a 7.62x54 up the chamber of a .303...all 3.11 diameter bullets the same!
    come on fella,thats a bit harsh.......I dont put up suggestions like that lightly and a wad exchange will alter pressure BUT not to gun blow up levels..... an ill fitting fibre wab that wont seal bore as efficently as a plastic skirted wad will have less pressure than the plastic if basic physics are applied......
    feel free to correct me if Im wrong.
    and for what its worth there is at least one 7.62x54R SMLE around and working fine.....new barrel and all,gets shot out to respectable range too.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nowool View Post
    safe loading for older 2.5 inch barrels.
    https://youtu.be/gHYAltIRL98
    PLASTIC WADS........... so you have contributed no more intelligence into discussion as anyone else,nore a solution fitting the brief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDMP View Post
    Eley still make both 2.5" and 2" 12 bore cartridges with fiber wads,and often with paper cases as well.....if its for a classic older gun surely ordering some of these might be the best bet.Maybe even a group buy?.
    That I understand and did point out I knew of them in my opening post of this thread. Further, a kind gun owner , after being approached by Wilson's Hunting and Outdoors supplied me with 50 rounds. Just what I want and which of course could be reloaded after use.
    I also have the ability to reduce hulls greater than 2 1/2 inch to 2 1/2 inch, have suitable wads, an MEC that will reload 2 1/2 inch hulls and suitable shot along with a collection of fired and unfired paper hulls.

    But that still leaves me pondering about a suitable powder.

    Charts for "Lead shot English Game Loads" , sourced from Ballistic Products give loads using Hogdons "Titewad" and Alliant Bullseye, but I have neither. However, I do have Trail Boss which the ADI web site states is their comparable product for Bullseye ......Oohh Errrrrrrrrr.......Dare I?

    https://tinyurl.com/yp4b9d7f

    So I'll probably load a couple of hulls with Trailboss ( which I have) in lieu of Bullseye along with Ballistic Products recommended fibre wads and a less than 1 ounce load for a test in a modern day boom stick. When I get up the courage and trust that no wool doesn't report me to Constable Plod or WINZ. :>)
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    Just use the correct powder the recipe calls for....that should go without saying.If you have none then obtain some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDMP View Post
    Just use the correct powder the recipe calls for....that should go without saying.If you have none then obtain some.

    Of course I must use the correct powder the recipe calls for.
    Of course I must, if I don't have it, then obtain some.

    However, you ignore that I have already pointed out that ADI powders website states that their Trail Boss is equivalent to Alliant's Bullseye" which is equivalent to IMR's Trail Boss, subject to:

    "Note: This table shows only approximate equivalent values within about 5%. Actual burning rates can vary depending on the calibre, firearm, loading components and practices, as well as from powder lot to lot. As a consequence, it must be understood that Australian Munitions cannot accept any responsibility for the use of this information in any way."

    However, if you can tell me how I can get either Hogdon's Titewad or Alliant's Bullseye then I would be most grateful because the current powder shortages and inability of any of them to be sent around the country is a problem.

    Telling me the obvious however, does not attract any gratitude.
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    Substituting powders for shotgun reloading is not a good idea,for reasons of safety.Surely you must know that.You assume that the cowboy 2.5" shells are not in stock at Gunworks,have you actually asked?.Most of the shells they stock are not listed on their website....

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    Right....this place has them....and Gunworks also has them,at $136 a slab.......https://www.shooterssupplies.co.nz/p...on-22212-slab/

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDMP View Post
    Right....this place has them....and Gunworks also has them,at $136 a slab.......https://www.shooterssupplies.co.nz/p...on-22212-slab/
    Sadly, Not So

    Gunworks..............Everything we have is on our website and so I donít think we have what you need sorry

    Shooterssupplies........Nil stock.
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    Have a look at Hogdons HS6 or 7 and aggod look at their other shotgun rl data.
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    Ah hs6.. Sim to win 540 powder. I'll have a look I may have some spare of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDMP View Post
    Right....this place has them....and Gunworks also has them,at $136 a slab.......https://www.shooterssupplies.co.nz/p...on-22212-slab/
    @GDMP My gratitude and thanks Grant, for your perseverance in locating a couple of slabs of 2 1/2 inch cartridges. The pressure, FPS and shot load are just what I was seeking .The plastic wads I will have to live with until reloading time when I can address that using the information and fibre wads I have obtained from Ballistic Products. https://tinyurl.com/yukbbrt2
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    Like most things in life,its just a matter of talking to the right person......

 

 

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