Good afternoon gentlemen, I was wondering if anyone reloads for waterfowling, with the price for quality 20 gauge non toxic at 2.30 a round I’m planning on making my own any input would be greatly appreciated.
Yes hevi-metal or hevi-bismuth depending on availability. A case of hevi-metal is 595.99 here for 250 roundsI looked into it and like @fourfive8 said, it seems very finicky. I couldn't see it actually saving me any money by the time I have a load developed and who knows if it would actually be better than a factory load. My money is better spent on buying a variety of loads and testing.
You must be shooting hevi-shot or similar?
If you don’t mind I’ll pm you some questionsI shoot mainly 16 ga. and 20 ga. I do not like steel... most of my guns are classics and not suited to steel shot. Bismuth kills better in any case and is not TOO expensive to reload. I buy bismuth from Roto Metals.
Steel is fine within 30 yards in a suitable weapon, but becomes unreliable at longer distance in my experience.