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I'm sure it's been done to death , Is there any sense in reloading 12 bore cartridges with steel or lead for pigeon shooting , I cant see how the ordinary person could afford two three days a week if your buying them .

 

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I'm sure it's been done to death , Is there any sense in reloading 12 bore cartridges with steel or lead for pigeon shooting , I cant see how the ordinary person could afford two three days a week if your buying them .

 

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Not anymore buddy.

The real solution is a muzzloader with one barrel.

That way just ten birds will bring immense satisfaction.

 

I no longer have a double modern gun just single barreled cartridge guns and I certainly am pleasantly surprised by how much less ammo I use!

Years ago we use to buy cheap Russian ammo but nobody imports it now.

Bet some Chinese ammo would be cheap and good enough for pigeon.

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I have been looking into the subject of reloading 12g cartridges and there is no advantage at all BUT the price advantage shows when loading 3 /3.5'' mags or smaller gauge shells and very much with .410.

 

Clay and Game reloading is a good place to start and helpful people. I kicked the idea into touch but may well now buy a loader for wildfowl cartridges as they are so expensive.

 

http://www.claygame.co.uk/

 

Hope that may help

 

Phil

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I have costed it to 0,17?p a cartridge for steel . If you take on the loading machine either the Lee @ £70 or the MEC at £250 and cost them over years of use would be the only way go .

I load for centre fire and have had the gear for years so its just consumables , had no idea that cartridges were the price they are and I would think it is not going to change .

 

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Hi guys, I think that the general availability of 12g shells for target and field has somewhat changed the cost effectiveness of reloading them,

market competition and volume used has pulled the price down.

But less popular and less mass produced cartridges or specialised cartridges are easily made for a substantial saving.

The 410 seems pretty expensive everywhere shot or solid, solid 12g slug cartridges too, 20g shot are not too bad.

 

My local gunshop has solid 12g at $12+ for 10 shots, but I make 25 for around $3.50, retail of normal 12g target $12+/25, field $15+/25.

The most expensive bit with 410 is the shot, with that component you need to make your own or have a good cheap supply.

 

Now what to do with a couple of thousand reloadable 12g hulls and that MEC in the corner ? :hmm:

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