10Gauge - Waterfowl Reloading Equipment

Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by GooseGunners, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor Flyway Manager

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    The Hevishot hulls being used right now should be Cheddite's, so far people have been using them but they aren't IMO the greatest hull to reload for 10 gauge, to many problems with brass expansion with them. Not much if any load data out there for them.
    The Winchester hulls as Baltz stated have less internal volume than Federals or Remington hulls, the BPD wads will work I have recipes for them or you can shorten other wads if you like. They are a very good hull to reload if you get things right, I have a 1 3/8 oz load that goes 1675 fps with them and does the job.
    The press, well P-W is a very good machine however you can get by with an MEC Sizemaster/Steelmaster and have very good reloads made up, plus they have the collet resizer which is a plus.
    BBB shot will work just fine, if you want bigger go to T's, F steel is waste of time and money not enough pellet count and believe me I tried to make it work. BBB will kill easily out to 60 yards with the right load.
    One you get ready just ask and we'll advise on powder and primers.
    And yes you will get 100% better performance and save some money to boot.
     
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  2. Sunklands

    Sunklands Senior Refuge Member

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    10Gagenut and Baltz, know what they're talking about when it comes to the ballistics of 10 gauge. Their advice will save you lots of money and time. If they post any info, you must read it, wright it, review it, and recite it.
     
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  3. wagner77

    wagner77 New Member

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    How much for your stuff ravenanme
     
  4. wagner77

    wagner77 New Member

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    Absolute
    agreed absolutely!
     
  5. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    That comes in a PM......Check it out ?
     
  6. AIRBORNE6869

    AIRBORNE6869 Refuge Member

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    10GAUGENUT is correct, don't dispute his word on the 10. Even if the cost of reloads were more than factory cost, reloading for the better performance would be well worth it. It is easy to make them go fast but keeping the pattern together is a pain.

    AIRBORNE
     
  7. GooseGunners

    GooseGunners New Member

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    I'll stick with the Winchester Hulls. I'm a Winchester guy at heart.

    I ended up ordering the P-W LS-1000 and it comes with the following bushings:
    • Shot - 1 5/8oz, Rated for Sizes 2-BB (although I explained I intend for sure to load BBB and T, they do not offer a Bushing for these sizes). They do have other bushings available - see here.
    • Powder - 47.2 (Alliant-Blue Dot) **I assume the unit is grains? (See attached Chart, Bushing X)
    I definitely could use some help with the recipes @10GAGENUT . Especially since P-W is allowing me to change out the Bushings (both Shot and Powder) in advance of them shipping the unit for free since I don't know what I need yet.

    At any rate, I look forward to your support. Hopefully the links I posted in my OP will work in terms of Wads, Shot, and Primer. If not, please kindly let me know your recommendations.

    FYI - I was bagging honkers @ 60 yards this year using 1 5/8oz T-Shot from Winchester (DryLok). Love the stuff - but man is it expensive and from what I read, sounds like the handloads can be that much better.

    Thank you!
     

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  8. baltz526

    baltz526 Senior Refuge Member

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    The bluedot data I have says the S or T bushing
     
  9. AIRBORNE6869

    AIRBORNE6869 Refuge Member

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    Would you share this load with us/me?
    I have been using one of your loads (1.5oz of BB at 1550) for some time but would like to improve on it IF possible.
    Thanks
    AIRBORNE
     

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