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Old 11-17-2011, 06:24 AM
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Hello everyone,

I'm looking for load data for steel shot, I have a Lee load all 2 and it only has loads for lead, is there an update for this manual? I bought Richard Lees book and there is no shotgun data in it at all. I have searched several web sites and powder company pages to no avail. Where am I going wrong with this?

Any help is appreciated,

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Old 11-18-2011, 09:51 AM
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Ballistic products has load data online. Check out the load of the week. Much of this data is for lead or ITX shot, but there some for steel.

Reloading specialties also has a manual and sells steel shot wads.
You get it through bucks run, but their website requires IE.

Alliant powder has data in their pdf manual. They hide this pretty well. Pages 18-20

There are two ways to go. If you want top performance, you have to use Alliant steel powder. This powder sucks to work with, unless you have an automatic dispenser. It will not meter, you must hand weigh every charge, unless you have the auto unit. If you go this way, start with the Alliant data.

Otherwise, you can try the old blue dot loads that are provided in the bag with Reloading Specialties wads.

Also, Ballistic products has some loads that use Longshot powder. You can find some of it in the load of the week data, look for the helarco data.

Get Ballistic Products manual, Status of steel. Last I heard they were revising it, so make sure you are getting version 14, or wait for that to be done. They also have a lot of technical sheets that have data. You will mainly need this data if you load 3" or 3.5"

I use a lot of 2-3/4 in shells using alliants gold medal recipe, and I use a few 3" shells using Reloading specialties manual, and I use a few recipies from Ballistic Products status of steel, and I use some data downloaded off the load of the week.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:23 AM
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Thank You Prairie Wolf, I will deffinately check those places out.

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Old 12-07-2011, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Prairie Wolf
Ballistic products has load data
Say no more...these folks are the best shotshell reloaders around....and for a lot of gauges and types of loads....I highly recommend them!
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