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by GLS
May 25th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: .410 brass and powder migration
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: .410 brass and powder migration

I was able to get a decent seal by wrapping a layer of plumber's tape around the bottom end of the wad. 1/8" or more overlap on the wad sides with the rest of the tape tucked into the concave gas seal. No punch needed, just scissors. Gil
by GLS
May 25th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: .410 brass and powder migration
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: .410 brass and powder migration

Hal4son wrote:
May 25th, 2018, 8:40 am
Which powder was he using and how loose is the wads fit?
Sorry, but we who buy shot from Hal who provides recipes agree not to disclose load info. Gil
by GLS
May 25th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: Apex vs Federal TSS
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Apex vs Federal TSS

He was the first to commercially load Hevi-Shot. Here's his story:
https://allaboutshooting.com/blogs/blog ... ay-menefee
by GLS
May 25th, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: Apex vs Federal TSS
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Apex vs Federal TSS

Jay is a shotshell wizard. He sold Polywad recently but stays on consulting.
by GLS
May 25th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Memorial Day.
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Memorial Day.

Mike, thank you for the respectful recognition of the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's day. "Some gave some; some gave all." Forever Young: SSGT Thomas Henry Laird, "Air Apaches", 500th Bomb Sqdn, 345th Bomb Group, 5th Air Force, MIA/KIA October 16, 1943, Wewak, New Guinea PFC Robert Ha...
by GLS
May 22nd, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: How long can you keep unfired handloads?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: How long can you keep unfired handloads?

I have half an ammo can left of reloads that I loaded over 35+ years ago which I used for ducks when lead was legal. Blue Dot, AA's, and 1 3/8 oz. #4. Kept in the house so temps didn't rise or fall much. Still went "bang" when I zeroed my SBE four or five years ago. I wouldn't worry about our TSS lo...
by GLS
May 20th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Hunt Strategies
Topic: 4 in a line!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1700

Re: 4 in a line!!

I have found that 4 guns is the minimum number for a dove shoot on a field we once shot. For my turkey hunting, it's 3 too many. Gil
by GLS
May 20th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: 28 gauge 1st pattern. " Edited"
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: 28 gauge 1st pattern. " Edited"

Did you count 10 to 20 ring? Gil
by GLS
May 18th, 2018, 4:12 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: .410 shooters.
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: .410 shooters.

I shot factory full for a few years and it averaged 100 in the 10 at 40. Sumtoy choked it and it improved patterns over 50%. Gil
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Never walk to a dead gobbler without your gun
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Never walk to a dead gobbler without your gun

Kemo Sabe, been there, too. Except I shot out of shells trying to finish one off with my old 835. Never shoot getting up or try to shoot running. Sit or stand and deliver, but not in between. Well, anyway, the bird was doing a slow trot as I hauled ass after him. It was soft ground and I was swingin...
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 Payloads
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: .410 Payloads

pressure won't be the issue with downsizing the payload. Maybe one of us can chronograph it. I don't have one, but a friend may.
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 Payloads
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: .410 Payloads

Any idea of the velocity?
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: Convenient hearing protection while hunting
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Convenient hearing protection while hunting

It's not encouraging to read studies about loud noises and ears even with sound suppression muffs, etc. The sound can still be transmitted through the skull bones, even with ear plugs and muffs doubling up. I knew a crime lab technician that did ballistics testing. He'd wear the best muffs available...
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 Payloads
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: .410 Payloads

Someone reported success using 13/16 oz. in the 370NM load because of increased velocity and reduced pressures. In order to shoot the 13/16 oz load at reduced pressure within SAAMI guidelines, a lower charge of powder was recommended by Hal. This decreased velocity below the speed of sound. The patt...
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 6:23 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: Lightweight gun weights
Replies: 21
Views: 1295

Re: Lightweight gun weights

gaswamp wrote:
May 17th, 2018, 5:43 am
Gil, you need to let me take those Savage 220 16 and 20 off your hands.
Joe, at the appropriate time, contact the Executrix of my estate. ;) Gil
by GLS
May 17th, 2018, 5:02 am
Forum: Small Bore
Topic: .410 Payloads
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: .410 Payloads

Hal's (Hawglips) loads of 13/16 oz. or 370NM. The 13/16 oz. translates to 355 grains of shot while the other, 370 grains. One .410 shooter I know prefers the lighter load to the heavier as it shoots a little wider killing pattern at 40 than the heavier in his gun. If you buy the shot from him, he wi...
by GLS
May 16th, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Gobbler Nation Classifieds
Topic: Yingling copper, SS Box, Strikers
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Yingling copper, SS Box, Strikers

check your private messages
by GLS
May 16th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: .410 brass and powder migration
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: .410 brass and powder migration

I shoot brass in my Yildiz single-shot. Unfired brass measures .460 OD and fired brass, .467. ID, fired: .418", unfired: .414. Gas seal OD, .395. With primers out and a wad seated (no powder) I blew into the open end and heard considerable air escape around the gas seal. I cut a square piece of plum...
by GLS
May 16th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: .410 brass and powder migration
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: .410 brass and powder migration

Thanks for the punch info. I see several choices on Amazon that won't break the bank. Gil
by GLS
May 16th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: .410 brass and powder migration
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: .410 brass and powder migration

The only reason I would run brass through a resizing die would be if more than one gun is used with the ammo. As powder migration seems to occur in plastic (according to some reports), perhaps the wads are the culprit being slightly undersized which wouldn't be a problem with coarser powder, but see...
by GLS
May 15th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Russell Moccasin snake boots
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Russell Moccasin snake boots

We just have to hope old no shoulders doesn't bite on the heel, toes, etc. that aren't covered by the turtleskin. Gil
by GLS
May 15th, 2018, 6:27 am
Forum: Handloading, Ammo & Patterns
Topic: .410 brass and powder migration
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: .410 brass and powder migration

What size punch? Ebay? Gil
by GLS
May 15th, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: why 9 over 8 tss?
Replies: 47
Views: 1568

Re: why 9 over 8 tss?

The question regarding shooting 2.5 oz. of TSS shouldn't be "what size shot?", but "what's in your wallet? " ;) Gil
by GLS
May 15th, 2018, 4:51 am
Forum: Gobbler Talk
Topic: Russell Moccasin snake boots
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Russell Moccasin snake boots

Therein lies the rub with custom boots. There is no way to try them on before you buy them. I have a pair of Hart's Turkey Hunters and another pair of Uplands for winter time bird hunting with my two Brittanys. There's a whole lot of lacing to do on the taller versions. I didn't wear them but a few ...
by GLS
May 14th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: General Gun Talk
Topic: why 9 over 8 tss?
Replies: 47
Views: 1568

Re: why 9 over 8 tss?

Longspurs wrote:
May 14th, 2018, 7:29 pm
TSS # 9s do not weigh as much as a lead #5 not even remotely
You are correct. With 174 lead 5's in an ounce, lead 5's are more than twice as heavy. TSS9's are better in penetration than lead 5's, some say 4's, at ranges over 50 yards. Gil

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