Copper BB's in reloading!?

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  1. mattintc

    mattintc New Member

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    Well i was reading the manual of a lee load-all shotshell press and it said that you can use BB's but you have to give it a tap to drop them down. Which is amazing if i can use BB's being that i have a insane amount of them.
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    BB's are perfect for .410 shotty's
    and if i remember drop in 3 OO buck then 3 of BB and shake flat and then repeat 3-4 times for 12 G :)

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    I have used them as well. Just make sure your shotgun/choke is rated for steel shot.
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    haha crazy!! and steel? i have copper BB's. How do i know if it is rated for steel or not.
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    Thank you that is an awesome thing to have!!
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    You sure you have copper BBs? Most likely copper plated steel. IF they're copper, sell them to the scrap yard and buy twice as many copper plated steel BBs.
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    Haha probably a good idea. I guess i can assume they're steel plated copper and would they work with 12 gauge shells or no?
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    a magnet will tell ya ...
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    Yeah i read online the BB's are copper coated So that does answer my question and they are smaller than some shotty BB's by a hair
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    you can get solid copper shot so check , ( not real common nowdays )
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    Well since i got an ungodly amount of BB's from back when i was young shooting BB guns i can use those and get rid of them i think?
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    hey i bought a 50lb bag of BB's and used em in .410 for bunnies about 1980

    what hasn't been shot is in the shelf loaded and awaiting
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  14. mattintc

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    that is a .410 im talking a 12 gauge shotty
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    it'll be fine for 12G just play with it some to see how it loads best and if walled wads or non walled wads suit , sorry i never did a lot of BB's in 12 g
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    its fine i didnt wanna blow my self up and hurt my self using them because the BB's where the wrong kind or something.
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    a skeet shooting buddy gave me about 3lbs of BB lead shot last week, just loaded them up into the 12 gauge, some 1 1/4oz loads. Not really sure why but had never loaded BB size before so I made a box; going to test them tomorrow and see how they pattern. seems like a good kitty cannon shell or similar sized pests.

    Kept about a pound of them, will have to try them in the .410!

    I think BB is 50 pellets per oz so 24 would make sense for the 1/2 oz load data in the diagram of the .410, thanks for that picture
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    They arent copper BBs. the are steel. stick a magnet to them youll see.
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