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Jaxenro

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Shot Loads
« on: October 03, 2012, 11:03:20 AM »

Greetings

I posted a video showing loading shot loads but I have not tried it. Has anyone here? I think based on most laws making a smootbore barrel would be legal for even better accuracy. Seems like it would be good for snakes and maybe rabbits

Joel
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Re: Shot Loads
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 12:58:26 PM »

We were talking about that on thr so I decided to test it http://youtu.be/19EP9ZgygHc
Then I tried different loads http://youtu.be/IKT8HDAveuI
I found the lighter loads get more shot on target close up, Kev is making my .36 remmie a smoothbore then Ill test it again.
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Re: Shot Loads
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 02:09:22 PM »

Greetings

Cool, hope you don't mind I embedded your videos

Joel
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Re: Shot Loads
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 02:40:30 PM »

Do not mind a bit, I like shot loads, I carry them most times.
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Re: Shot Loads
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 02:46:06 PM »

Greetings

With the Colt style it always seemed to me you should be able to get a smooth bore and a regular barrel - switch loads switch barrels. I don't think enough use is made of the interchangable nature of Colt style barrels

Joel
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Re: Shot Loads
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 04:04:37 PM »

Ive got a pair of the .36 remmies, one for balls one for shot!
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Re: Shot Loads
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 07:22:06 AM »

Since the shot charge is so small and they are used at such close distance, I don't think you will see much benifit with a smooth barrel.

That being said...I compared my Rem 58 loaded with shot to the VERY expensive commercial 45Colt shot shells. The Remington actually out preformed the comercial stuff. Both pattern density and hits on target (typeing paper at various ranges) were better with the Remington home load.
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Re: Shot Loads
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 08:05:09 PM »

                          I agree Freedom , experimented back in the 70's, you can load a standard BP pistol with a heavier load (powder and shot) than factory loads , at least an I'v seen . Used a lubed cardboard plug to finish the load .
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Re: Shot Loads
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2013, 11:09:32 PM »

I saw the Brushippie videos on Youtube and decided I have to have a "shotpistol". I had a buddy reloading 45 Colt (before I started reloading) who would place 2 45 cal round balls in a 45 Colt casing and crimp on the top ball. He let me see a 10 yard target. The spread was about 3"-4" consistently. That would be nasty to get hit with. My question is not only that of does the shot load work well (which has already been proven), but, also, how would a #4 buckshot or 000 buckshot work as a load in the BP revolver and a smooth barrel?

Maybe Brushippie could help us out with another Youtube video?  ;D

TLM
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Re: Shot Loads
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 12:51:26 PM »

I've asked him, but he's not very interested in larger shot.
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