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 Post subject: what is a 7/8 oz. Buckbuster slug compared to a Lee 7/8 slug
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:10 pm 
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here I go again with this Lee 7/8 oz. slug, at the hodgdon reload site it gives you the choice of Lee Precision and slugmaster slugs, I reloaded 5 AAHS hulls with 36 grs. of HS-6 with Winchester 209 and a claybuster copy of a WAA12L, fired them with no sign of over pressure,
at the site I put in Lee slug and it says Slugmaster, now theres reloading for a Buckmaster
with a WAA12R wad and 33.5 grs. of HS-6, for the Lee slugmaster it says
1-.135" Card + 1-1 1/2" Felt + .135" CA and 47 grs of HS-6, and pressure for both loads
are 10,300 PSI, thats alot of HS-6!!slight increase in velocity with 47 grs.
anyone else havve info on these slugs,I have looked up 7/8 oz. Buckbuster slug, and no such slug seems to exist,I hate the 1 1/2 felt crappers, I figure it would be a tighter package and a slower take off with the hull packed with the felt and cards, Lee says to use a WAA12 wad with a filler, did that and its a waiste of cards, right next to info for AA hulls are Remington
Premeir or STS hulls with the WAA12L wad and 38 grs. of HS-6, right below is AA hulls with WAA12 wad and 38 grs. of HS-6,WHAT is the deal?anyone try the waa12l wad ? the 7/8 slug fits perfect with perfect crimp, AND withe WAA12R the slug could be a inch away from crimp,
thats with the Buckbuster ? what is the buckbuster, and why that wad?any info,I know dont stray from recipes, but whats the reason for such different load data?




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 Post subject: Re: what is a 7/8 oz. Buckbuster slug compared to a Lee 7/8
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:47 am 
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Good morning 12gaonly, your load of 47 grains of HS-6 seems a bit too hot!!!!
36 to 38 grains is more like normal and at that too be ready for a kick like a mule!
Ajay Madan
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 Post subject: Re: what is a 7/8 oz. Buckbuster slug compared to a Lee 7/8
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:53 am 
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Buckbuster slugs are no longer in Business, they have been gone for 10 years or so. They were a swaged smooth sided Foster with a plastic filler in the base. The came in 7/8, 1oz, and 500 Gr versions. I also think that 47gr od HS-6 sounds hot, but would have to refer to a manual. Could it be HS-7?
Greg
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 Post subject: Re: what is a 7/8 oz. Buckbuster slug compared to a Lee 7/8
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:52 pm 
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greg5278,thanks for answering question Buckbuster slugs, and 38.grs. was what I should have posted, its max load from Lee mold instructions. at hodgdon data site it is allways coming up with
the Buckbuster along with Lees Preceicision slug which turns into a Slugmaster ? I look for max loads and try 2 grs. under first, then up a gr. if no big pressure signs, I wanted more velocity "thinking"
which would hit hard and accurate, Im starting to see that 1,200 fps I can aim better and loads are more accurate. I gave the mold and will stick with a reduced load for the 1oz. Lee slug, more data on that slug,and I can use the Claybuster copy of WAA12Fii4 with 33 to 36 grs of HS-6.
the Buckbuster made me wonder. it never came up in any searches.


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 Post subject: Re: what is a 7/8 oz. Buckbuster slug compared to a Lee 7/8
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Hello 12 GaOnly, I would suggest trying 33 grains of HS-6 and if that is ok, you can next try 33.5 and finally you might like 34 to 34.5 max, this way you can come home, in the same shape as when you left home and not too much pain in the shoulders.
Ajay Madan
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 Post subject: Re: what is a 7/8 oz. Buckbuster slug compared to a Lee 7/8
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:25 pm 
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First off your not going to see over pressure signs on a shotgun. They blow up before they have reached the pressures needed for over pressure signs to show up.

Secondly hodgdon only list two loads for the lee precision slugs both of which are in the Remington STS hulls. It sounds like your not loading recipes for the lee slug, but instead recipes for other manufacturers slugs.

the 7/8 oz load is as follows

Lead Slugs 12 7/8 oz. Lee Precision HS-6 Win. 209 WAA12L 38 9,900 PSI 1550
the 1 oz load is as follows

Lead Slugs 12 1 oz. Lee Precision HS-6 Win. 209 WAA12SL 36 10,200 PSI 1450


When you search their slug data it will list all the slugs of that weight available for that hull. You want the load that specifies a Lee Precision as the slug. The slugmaster is another brand name just like the buckbuster. Stick to the data on lee's mold instructions. Its the same that is available from the powder companies and nothing new has been developed.


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 Post subject: Re: what is a 7/8 oz. Buckbuster slug compared to a Lee 7/8
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:30 am 
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I used Lee's instructions for a 1 0z Lee slug, AA hull Win209 primer wad WAA12F114 HS-6 36 gr. max.
this is what comes with the 7/8 or 1 oz Lee slugs.I know Hodgdon site lists data different from lee, but it works, and if I had several k Rem STS's I would use STS, but I like AA old or AAHS new,I gave up on the 7/8oz slug,not much data and putting 20 ga cards to bring slug up to crimp height seems stupid
because they make a Waa12L for 7/8 oz shot,PLUS the damned slug fit in that wad and crimped perfect
but the 1oz fits my needs better anyway, so goodbye to 7/8oz slugs,if Lee ever makes a 1 1/2 oz slug mold I'd be buying that next, ,but the 1oz is just fine.


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 Post subject: Re: what is a 7/8 oz. Buckbuster slug compared to a Lee 7/8
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:41 am 
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12ga,

Glad to hear the Lee 1 ounce slug is working for you. It seems you found a load that works for you. At one point, I was going to try the 7/8 ounce slug, but I read on this, and other, boards that the 1 ounce slug gave better accuracy. May your powder always be dry, and your freezer full.

ST762


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 Post subject: Re: what is a 7/8 oz. Buckbuster slug compared to a Lee 7/8
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:26 pm 
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SwampThing762
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 Post subject: Re: what is a 7/8 oz. Buckbuster slug compared to a Lee 7/8
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:59 pm 
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Anytime, my friend!!




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