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Author:  cookoff013 [ Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:59 am ]
Post subject:  loose shot.

where can i get loose shot for handloading?

is there a maximum speed i should be trying to avoid? as its soft as lead, will i get any deformed shot upon firing?

Author:  jugchoke [ Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: loose shot.

Surely you mean "bagged shot", right?

And yes, you get deformed shot right from the outset at firing.

Less with "Magnum", high antimony shot as compared to closer to pure lead, (soft), shot. The antimony percentage determines the hardness, but all lead shot is going to deform some on "set-back" at ignition. More at the bottom of the shot column than close to the top.

If you look at "re-cycled" shot, it all has various dents in the surface. They didn't get that way from "falling gently" out of the sky, after running out of steam to stay airborne. They got that way from the set-back.

Yes, a higher speed load does cause a little more deformation, but it's usually not a major consideration in the loading set up.

Author:  Nice Shot [ Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: loose shot.

cookoff013 wrote:
where can i get loose shot for handloading?

is there a maximum speed i should be trying to avoid? as its soft as lead, will i get any deformed shot upon firing?


Nice Shot is 14~16 Brinell hardness, lead is 11~13. You'll still see dimples in the shot from set-back when fired. Nice Shot is a Tin, Tungsten , Iron blend.

High velocity loads aren't needed or necessary. 1300 FPS is the highest we use in the factory ammo. Nice Shot does have a higher chamber pressure than a like load in lead. So remember to stay 1500 PSI below max load for your gauge. ( Lead loading data )

Bulk shot is available here: http://www.ecotungsten.com/online-store.html
Loaded Ammunition here: http://store.fastcommerce.com/niceshot
Precision Reloading has been working on loading data for Nice Shot: http://precisionreloading.com/

Bear with me as I tune up this Forum!

Author:  cookoff013 [ Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: loose shot.

thanks nice shot, and jugchoke.

it just i had a chat with some guy about loading sinter tungsten matrix, he recomeneded using alliant steel, and loaded up 2oz of TM and shot it, it fused together upon firing, forming a semi solid slug, it put a hole in his pattern plate.

is it recomended to have a full shotcup? or open petal / fibre load?

Author:  Nice Shot [ Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: loose shot.

We have been using a petal wad like the SP-12 for example. Why 2 ounces ? Do not use loading data from other shots thinking it will compare, it doesn't. Lead is the closest to Nice Shot but stay 1500 PSI lower than the max for that gauge. TM and Nice Shot are to different animals, do not compare one from the other.

Author:  cookoff013 [ Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: loose shot.

i was just pointing out there are idiots out there. 2oz is way too much.

could i use the same data for itx?

Author:  Nice Shot [ Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: loose shot.

cookoff013 wrote:
could i use the same data for itx?




No. If you need more info on a special load, contact the tech line or send an email to Precision Reloading.
I'm not sure how close there are to having the printed data available yet.
Dan

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