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Reloading 3.5" Mags

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by CLP101, Jul 20, 2010.

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  1. CLP101

    CLP101 TS Member

    Jul 20, 2009
    Anyone reload 3.5"'s for turkey. I have a friend that wants to start loading to save money. It looks like either the RCBS mini grand or Mec Steelmaster are the only ones that will work. At $15 /10 shells you could save about $12 / box. Any input would be appreciated on which loader works the best, and recipes. Didn't they make a 600 3.5" kit at one time?
  2. goatskin

    goatskin TS Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    Reloading 3.5

    For all the 3½ loads you'll need in a year ... including all the Snow Geese you want to shoot, you don't need a mechanical loader, at all.

    A #1 phillips screwstick to punch the old primer out, a hank of 5/8" dowell to punch the new primer in; a scale, to weigh & dump powder & shot, and a $30 roll-crimp head from Precision Reloading in a 3/8" drill is all you need besides components.

    Or, you can buy primed 3½" tubes and make the whole process easier for a few ¢ more.

    Back in the days when I was really, really mad at the geese (and apparently at my shoulder, teeth, kidneys, etc), I loaded a lot of 3½" Steel, Bismuth and Hevi-Shot.

    That the 3½" is a superior killer 'twas bullshit, but that was a lesson I had to figger out myownself.

    I think you can still get a 3½" kit for the 600jnr.

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