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Has anyone done it? I have a 10ga double & I'd like to cast the slugs for it.

I have one set of 4 chokes - so I'm looking for another cylinder bore choke or better yet two rifled chokes for slugs.

I looked in Brownells, but there's very little there in 10 ga.
 

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I've cast and loaded slugs for 12 ga but not for 10 ga . The 12ga are cast from a Lee mold and are for shooting in a smooth bore with Win Red plastic wads . They work very well . The boys have taken deer with them every year . :grin:
 

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Reloading 10 ga slugs - loading and chokes

Thanks for the note. I've got the moulds for the 12 and 20 ga. in Lyman. A pain to cast - have to heat the plug with a tourch to get it to fill out. Accurate when paper patched up to bore size. Too big to put inside a shot cup and small enough to slide through a full choke leaves much to much clearance.

So the principles are clear - minimum clearance in a smooth bore or fitted to a rifled bore.

Now, if I can just find the mould. THere are huge ones made for the Nitro express rifles - but nothing I've seen yet for a good fit to 10ga.

And then the chokes- someone ought to be making them out there.
 

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If you really want one lee will make you a custom mold I think the price is $100 tooling fee and then the price of the mold.
A 10 ga will put a world of hurt on most any north maerican animal.
 

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i'm planning on making up some round ball loads for my 10 ga. black powder cartridge shotgun . no slugs are available that i could find. i did find federal 10 ga. slugs listed in ballistics products catolog, but they are only .660 dia. i'm going to use . 76 caliber round balls and roll crimp them. just cant figure out what type of shotcup to use or these mylar wraps i've seen. anyone loaded any punkin ball loads for a 10 ga. ? i'm going to start with 3 drams of powder and work up. 2 7/8 " hulls. mark
 

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I would think a person could just use a SP10 wad to hold the ball or slug. Either that or the BP X10X over powder wad and fill up the space with fiber wads on either one. I think the reason most of the slugs are undersized is that they are suppose to fit into a wad. Should be able to use buckshot loads of the same weight and back em down to start with.
 
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