Does anyone here make their own slugs? pour their own from molds?
Well in the hardness of the slug, 15 is much harder than 8, but getting to hard can be an issue as well. The sabot slug should swell the skirt, when being fired, just enough to grab the rifling. If the slug is to hard, it won't swell the skirt enough to grab the rifling in your barrel. The hardest I have played with, was pure wheel weight, and that seems to work fine. I would say try some of both, 15 and 8, to see what your gun likes bestihuntbuck said:hello all i am new here... i have been reading alot about this lyman slug and there has been some talk on hardness i see on gardeners site he he uses #2 bullet lead and alot of you on here use wheel weights can someone tell me witch one is harder. thanks in advance btw there is a chart on lyman products .com didnt know if anybody had read that as i think #2 had a hardness of 15 and wheelweight had a hardness of 8 but wasnt shure on what that meant