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Re: Shot gun reloading
Reply #15 - Aug 19th, 2008 at 7:56pm
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Spoke to the farmer where I do most of my shooting today and asked if he had ever re-loaded his own as I was thinking about it.

Found out he has all the gear, including probably more than 15kg of lead shot. So will be heading into the shed tomorrow to look at the gear and see what condition it is in. Will just need to get him to teach me how to use it. But since its all going to be free, might as well give it a go.
  

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Re: Shot gun reloading
Reply #16 - Aug 20th, 2008 at 1:14am
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ex-rabbithunter wrote on Aug 19th, 2008 at 7:56pm:
Spoke to the farmer where I do most of my shooting today and asked if he had ever re-loaded his own as I was thinking about it.

Found out he has all the gear, including probably more than 15kg of lead shot. So will be heading into the shed tomorrow to look at the gear and see what condition it is in. Will just need to get him to teach me how to use it. But since its all going to be free, might as well give it a go.


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Re: Shot gun reloading
Reply #17 - Aug 27th, 2008 at 1:43pm
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Ok, got the gear now time for the questions.

I have a lee-all reloader. The powder that the farmer has says its Vectan A.S Powder (not in manufacturers container). Also says 20.5g??

Having looked through the bushings chart it does not have this type of powder on it, so unsure what bushing to use. I'm after either 32 or 36gr.

Does anyone know what bushing I would use, or would I be best to get some new powder that the chart if familiar with?
  

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Reply #18 - Aug 27th, 2008 at 3:09pm
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Find out how old the powder is first and make sure it hasn't gone of with age, google the powder number and go from there
  

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Re: Shot gun reloading
Reply #19 - Aug 27th, 2008 at 5:22pm
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I doubt if you will find the Lee Load All bush number for 20.5grs  AS by Googling.
The best and safest way to do it would be to use some Powder Scales and try weighing the load that it throws and work your way up or down the bushes until you get the weight you want.I would start lower to be on the safe side.
Vetcan AS was a good powder and I used to use heaps of it, quite clean burning and quite fast.
You mentioned 36gm loads, AS is only suitable for 28 or 32gm loads.
From memory you can load up to about 22grains for 32gm of shot using a white magnum pattern or winchester or plaswad wad.
I have some loading data for it I could dig out somewhere but if you do what I suggested and start at 20.5grains using powder scales it will give you a good target load and work up to about 21.5 and you will have a reasonable field load suitable for hunting.
Another good thing about it I remember was that it had very low pressures compared to some of the faster powders available. I think it is still in use in some of the European cartridges, Smiley
  
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Re: Shot gun reloading
Reply #20 - Aug 28th, 2008 at 1:46am
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i have information for A S vetan  powder in shed and may have reloading chart for your loader will look in morning
  

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Re: Shot gun reloading
Reply #21 - Aug 31st, 2008 at 10:27am
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DukShooter wrote on Aug 15th, 2008 at 6:29pm:
reloading components for steel shot are slowly appearing in NZ, with leadshot retailing at $80.00 for 10kgs steel is now a lot cheeper option for reloading. There is someone i believe in napier doing the importing, will see what i can find out for you. I just gave away a heap of powder and shot but do still have a Mec junior Loader if anyone is keen
The last time I was in guncity,I noticed their 10 kg pottles of winchester shot were $179.The last one I brought 6 months ago I paid $45 for (from a different shop).
  
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Re: Shot gun reloading
Reply #22 - Aug 31st, 2008 at 11:02am
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I noticed their 10 kg pottles of winchester shot were $179


For 1 1/8oz loads thats $14.30 a packet just for the shot.....Cry
  

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