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Offline sdilts

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Lead shot for 32 cal
« on: December 31, 2009, 05:09:00 AM »
It seems that I read somewhere that you could use lead shot in a 32 cal. The only problem is I don't remember what size they said to use. Anyone have any ideas?

Offline steg49

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Re: Lead shot for 32 cal
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 07:36:59 AM »
In Dixie Gun Works Catalog, page 633 they give the size of buckshot, Western size No. 4 buckshot or American size No. 0 is .32 diameter.  steg49

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Re: Lead shot for 32 cal
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 02:53:13 PM »
00 is 33 and 0 is 32.  Used a 319 in my 32s with good luck.  Had one in Douglas and one in Montana barrels?  Most buckshot sold is hardened with a touch of antimony.  Track of the Wolf now lists pure lead buck shot in 0 size for $24.50 for 5 pounds.  You may find this easier than casting your own.  I bought 5 pounds of #3 from Track and do not own a mold.  There is a slight variance in sizes of about .003-.004 but most run at .248.  You will get the same thing casting, and whether it matters unless you are shooting 100 yard bench I do not know.  I do not own a mold for the 25 as the cost of the mold would take a lot of casting to match the cost of the shot.  Even swaged ball at about $8.00 per hundred would give you 200 shots at the cost of a Lee mold.  For some its part of the do it yourself thing, for me it gives me more time to do other do it your self things. 

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Re: Lead shot for 32 cal
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 09:14:54 PM »
I use Hornady "0" buck in all my 32's.  Bought 25 boxes back when it was 7.50 a box. There is
about 720 of them in 5 lbs.  I shoot about a box a year, I'm 67 so that ought to be enough.
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Pvt. Lon Grifle

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Re: Lead shot for 32 cal
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2010, 02:51:50 AM »
Common lead buckshot in bags is now getting hard to find.  The Hornady in 5 pound plastic bags is oversized, alloyed and out of round.  There once was  time when it was cheaper to buy a box of 12 gauge buckshot shells in single ought and break them down than to buy a box of RB. And lastly, the choice of diameters in 32 is more limited now than it once was.  Lon

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Re: Lead shot for 32 cal
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2010, 03:24:40 AM »
The 0 Buck Hornady's  that I have measure from .320-.324   That's on the same ball, so they
are out-of-round by .004.    This really doesn't mean anything to be because when the ball
comes out the muzzle it is perfectly round. My bore is .320 and I use .010 patch. False muzzle
groove is .326 
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