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I would like to get into reloading for the sole purpose of using heavier shot for waterfowl at a discounted price.

Can you purchase shot in metals such as tungston and bismuth for the purpose of re-loading?

What suppliers should I turn to? What equiptment will I need? Is it even worth getting into?

Thanks for your patients guys.
 

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If your going to reload for waterfowl you can get what you need at Ballistic Products at http://shop2.mailordercentral.com/bpicart/ and Precision Reloading at http://www.precisionreloading.com/. They both have a wide selection. Some of their wads are the same but by different names, so check prices between the two.

I like using the Ponsness Warren 375 but a MEC 600 will do the job. The PW is around 300 and both places sell them.

Bismuth has been hard to come by this season as I understand the owner passed away. It is supposed to be avaiable soon though. Hevi is amazing stuff, but expensive, around 19 per pound.

Waterfowl loads are one of the few places that you can really save money in the 12 and 20 gauges by loading your own. It still depends on how many shells you use. Try this load calculator,

http://www.trapshooters.com/rlcalcadv.htm

That will give you an idea if it will work for you. Also try Bucks Run for shot http://www.bucksrunsports.com/
 

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I don't load non toxic or heavy shot but if I were loading these I would look closely at a MEC Sizemaster or Steelmaster reloader. This is my favorite single stage reloader for non high volume loading. I haven't used a lot of the various manufactures loaders but I do have two Sizemasters that are very good machines. I'm sure the others are good machines also. Just another loader you might be interested in.

http://www.mecreloaders.com/ProductLine/SteelMaster.asp

Dan
 
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