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    The Lyman 525 is my go to home rolled slug that I initially used with my Savage 210 F rifled slug gun. I got great results with this combination.
    I picked up a 20 in. rifled barrel for an older 870 that we had (when they still made them right) and my number one son used that during our shotgun/muzzleloader season when we did midday pushes, the Lyman slug was a winner in that gun . Number two son had to use the 30 in. smoothbore that a Mossberg 500 wore, that is until now. I picked up a 24 in. rifled ported cantilevered barrel for that gun and decided to try to sight it in recently. I originally put a red dot sight on the gun but was dissatisfied with it at the range during bright sunlight I could barely see the dot on max. illumination so I stuck on a cheapo Weaver 4X Challenger scope I had kicking around.
    The initial sight in at 25 yrds. just about floored me, not only was I on paper , I darn near hit the bull ( no boresighting or anything).
    I moved out to 100 yrds and after raising the point of impact high and left I proceeded to try for a 100 yrd group.
    The load was the Lyman slug wax filled base, WW components, hull, 12AAR wad with a fiber disc under the wad and 32 grs. of Herco.
    The final volley yielded under 2 in. group.
    Im sure better optics would even improve things more.
    So that's 3 different guns shooting the same slug/load that produce better that satisfactory results.

    25 yrd.

    100 yrd. first attempt

    100 yrd. final
    Last edited by smokeeter; June 21st, 2021 at 11:25 AM.

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    WOW, very nice, better than most sabots at $5 a shot.

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    That is a winner!

    Well done.

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    Wow that is impressive...Fortune45LLC has tried slugs for many years along with Bubba Roundtree Outdoors on youtube. You have found an illusive combo and a keeper load.

    I do have one question, you say .525 lymna slug, yup I got it..did you fill the base with wax? If so, very cool and the spacer makes sense even more. The .525 is known a s good slug for up 40M, but would tumble after that (for the most part). I am wondering if the wax and wad adds real weight stability to bullet travel. If repeatable, I might order one and melt down all 7/8 and 1 oz LEE key drive for better performance.

    Very cool - best update I have seen in a while with slugs. The latest rage in slug reloading is the Russian cast slug and power piston people are buying out of Russia. Check it on youtube - not my bag, but cool none the less.
    Mark Snow, Libertarian Kemptville, for 2020, Ontario Libertarian Party

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    Quote Originally Posted by line052 View Post
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    I do have one question, you say .525 lymna slug, yup I got it..did you fill the base with wax? If so, very cool and the spacer makes sense even more. The .525 is known a s good slug for up 40M, but would tumble after that (for the most part). I am wondering if the wax and wad adds real weight stability to bullet travel. If repeatable, I might order one and melt down all 7/8 and 1 oz LEE key drive for better performance.

    Very cool - best update I have seen in a while with slugs. The latest rage in slug reloading is the Russian cast slug and power piston people are buying out of Russia. Check it on youtube - not my bag, but cool none the less.
    The load was the Lyman slug wax filled base, WW components, hull, 12AAR wad with a fiber disc under the wad and 32 grs. of Herco.
    So this has been repeatable in 3 different guns

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    this is awesome news..now I have to try.
    Mark Snow, Libertarian Kemptville, for 2020, Ontario Libertarian Party

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeeter View Post
    The load was the Lyman slug wax filled base, WW components, hull, 12AAR wad with a fiber disc under the wad and 32 grs. of Herco.
    So this has been repeatable in 3 different guns
    The load you gave me above worked in no less than three that I had, savage 212, mossy 500, savage 210.

    You found the secret recipe for sure!

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