Lyman 525 in Smooth Bore with Choke? - Graybeard Outdoors
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Default Lyman 525 in Smooth Bore with Choke?

Anyone know if it's OK to use the Lyman 525 slug in a smooth bore with a choke?

Anyone have any experience with this and it's accuracy?

On a different tack, anyone done round ball slug loads for choked barrels? Are there any rules or guidelines for diameter, patching or shot cups to use?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 03:36 AM
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I used to shoot a pile of .575 PURE LEAD OR LEAD PIPE ALLOY round balls through a 20 gauge full choke with homemade sights in a standard federal shotcup with a fiber wad under the ball. Accuracy was pretty good out to about 80-100 yards and then things got a bit iffy. They would put a deer down pretty darn good at close range though. I called em my self contained musket loads. I never saw the need for a 12 gauge slug though, so you are on your own there.

There is quite a few different loads for 12 and 20 roundballs in the Lyman third Edition shotshell handbook if you can lay your paws on a copy.

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