View Full Version : OK Time to do my New Years Resolution --- NOW.

12-30-2012, 07:38 PM
Been saying to myself FOREVER to teach myself on making 12g ammo for these damn things.



My New Years 2013 Resolution to myself since the world didnt end earlier, again: LEARN RELOADING b i t c h.

So I got on the internet and did a little homework ( btw - You Tube is your friend when one is as lost as I am ) and suddenly I ended up with this mess on the work table.


So today, I got down on it and started setting up the Lee Loader press and figuring out the powder values for slug and 7 1/2 rounds and then started making my own 1 ounce slug round. I got done about 25lbs of slugs when my Lee Slug Mould !@#$%?!!!#$ BROKE !!!!!


Ohh NO! I had maybe 2-3lbs of melted lead left and this snapped off. Can anyone advise me on the best way to fix the mould ?


Special thanxs as always goes out to the folks at Rouge River Arms !!!! They helped me get set up with the powder and primer combo.

Heres to you all, a Happy New Year and may you all keep your resolutions in the coming months !!!!!!!!!!!!!

12-30-2012, 08:44 PM

12-30-2012, 09:03 PM
Sorry, I can't help, but yah: COOL! Slugs! Are you loading for reduced recoil? One day...

12-30-2012, 09:44 PM
That center piece of the mold is exactly what let go on mine, but I made about 2000 slugs before it hatched. For $25 bucks....throw it in the garbage and buy another one. Turn up the temp on your pro-melt. Your slugs will come out frosty, but they'll separate from the mold easier as well. Oh...and don't waste time getting them out of the mold after you've poured them. I wait until the sprue is barely solid, wack the cutter, open the mold fast, and drop the slug in the bucket of water. Gentle taps with the rubberized/poly/whatever it is/ handle of a crappy tire screwdriver are more than enough. Beating the daylights out of your mold with a wooden dowel is a little harsh. I'm not saying that's what you're doing by any means !!!! LOL...it's just that I've seen it done on a lot of youtube videos.

So, you've jumped into the reloading game with both feet by the look of it. If you're around the Edmonton area, I might be able to give you a quick run through.

12-30-2012, 10:48 PM
Well done!