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Reloading Chilled vs Magnum lead

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ihartm, Jan 9, 2009.

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  1. ihartm

    ihartm TS Member

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    What is the preference of most reloaders when it comes to lead.
    Do you use Chilled or Magnum???
    12 gauge 1- 1 1/8 loads for trap. what would you use???
     
  2. jm1079

    jm1079 Well-Known Member

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    I read somewhere that chilled shot is heavier than magnum shot due to the absence of antimony in the chilled shot.
    I wonder if this means that a load of chilled # 8 shot dropped by a MEC 1 oz bar would weigh more than a load of magnum 8s dropped by the same bar?
    If this is so, would it be safe to conclude that a shell using chilled shot would recoil MORE than a shell loaded with magnum shot, since the weight of the shot is a factor in computing recoil?
    JM
     
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    "I wonder if this means that a load of chilled # 8 shot dropped by a MEC 1 oz bar would weigh more than a load of magnum 8s dropped by the same bar?"

    Yes, it does mean that, but you're OK since the shot bushings are generally set up for chilled shot.

    You'll get about 0.97 or 0.98 ounces or so when you use magnum shot with a 1 ounce shot bushing, but you'll get the same number of pellets.

    "would it be safe to conclude that a shell using chilled shot would recoil MORE than a shell loaded with magnum shot, since the weight of the shot is a factor in computing recoil?"

    Physics tells us it must, but your shoulder won't be able to tell the difference. Like I said, 6% antimony magnum shot is about 0.97% the weight of pure lead. Chilled lead does have some antimony (less than 3% if I recall correctly), just not as much as magnum. The difference is inconsequential.

    In my opinion (timb99's mind only) chilled versus magnum probably doesn't make a hill of beans worth of difference at 16 yards. I use whatever is available and cheap for my singles reloads.

    Though for my own peace of mind, I use Remington magnum shot for my handicap loads.
     
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    Normally I only use Mag but its winter, 8 degrees tha last time I shot so I shot chilled shot.
     
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    It's so cold not only is my shot chilled but so am I.

    To answer your question seriously I use magnum shot for the 16 to 27 yard line just because it's easier to use one type than to stock a bunch of different shot.

    Chilled shot will weigh more by volume than magnum.

    The reality is for short range shooting like 16 yards it really doesn't matter. Long range handicap is a different story.
     
  7. Savage99Stan

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    Chilled for practice, fun, league and other stuff like that. Magnum for club championships, tournaments and turkeys. Size dependent on the game.
     
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    For me, I honed out my Mec 650 charge bar to throw 1 1/8" of 7 1/2 magnum-type shot. Not to say anything wrong with soft shot but for the fraction of a cent difference per shell, I felt it was worth it based on two reasons: (1) more shot count per load; and, (2) better shot patterns as generally fewer deformed pellets in your pattern. This helps on your handicap shooting, all other things being equal. In case you're wondering why I don't shoot eight's, it's only to keep things simple. I only then have to buy and stock one type of shot. Darrell
     
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    High antimony only or creative packaging thereof....
     
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