Loading Buckshot-Will This Work?

I was reading where some guys were taking factory birdshot shells,cutting the crimp and dumping the birdshot and dropping 8 or 9  00 buckshot in and roll crimping the shell.  Good or bad idea?


  • toad67toad67 Member Posts: 9,937 ✭✭✭
    How close does the buckshot come to the original charge weight of shot?
  • buddybbuddyb Member Posts: 3,822 ✭✭✭
    From what I understand 8  00B weigh about an ounce and 9 about 1  1/4 ounce.
  • toad67toad67 Member Posts: 9,937 ✭✭✭
    I would think that if the weight was real close, it would be safe enough. My concern would be going from a star to a roll crimp. When reloading plastic hulls, the star crimp die needs to match the folds in the shell, 6 or 8, and rotates to make the crimp tight. I would think that a star crimp would give the plastic some memory, and might not work that well on a roll crimp.
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