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VancouverSkiBum
05-13-2013, 06:24 AM
Wax slugs ok to make here in BC? Anything wrong with shooting them with a imp cyl choke installed? What should i be concerned about when making them (reloading legalities?) Any particular wax i should stay away from? Cheers. :Beer time:

Satain
05-13-2013, 12:55 PM
Try opening your clay shot rounds and filling them with wax. It is an easy way to create a short distance single projectile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzRxvwN6Kbs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFGjabpPvLM
Not military grade but hell it will work in a pinch.

blacksmithden
05-13-2013, 01:37 PM
No laws against it as far as I know. Just remember, that in the eyes of the law, there's no difference between a wax slug and a lead one when loaded into a gun. I don't think I'd like to get caught hunting with them. Even though you might not be breaking the letter of the law, I"m sure they'd find something to charge you with if you were blasting away at ducks or grouse.

MbWolf
05-13-2013, 06:19 PM
Only issue I've heard of is the potential for the wax "slug" to slip forward with the round in the chamber. Just be cognizant of that and you should be fine.
If you can find a Lee Slug mold, you can easily make lead slugs from the birdshot loads. I still am not confident in them as a hunting load yet, but they can out-penetrate the standard 1oz factory slug.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIlmZ_xs45o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FajDFoGK0A

Satain
05-13-2013, 08:20 PM
Only issue I've heard of is the potential for the wax "slug" to slip forward with the round in the chamber. Just be cognizant of that and you should be fine.
If you can find a Lee Slug mold, you can easily make lead slugs from the birdshot loads. I still am not confident in them as a hunting load yet, but they can out-penetrate the standard 1oz factory slug.

Shameless plug for my YouTube channel here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIlmZ_xs45o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FajDFoGK0A
SWEET VID POST MBWOLF!

VancouverSkiBum
05-13-2013, 09:41 PM
This is what ive been thinking of trying, no molds, no equipment, well not really, but it seems simple enough. Although this guy doesnt do it, others recommend filing the end flat with a metal file, to prevent primer strikes, and to prevent a lose bb from falling out. Heres two videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBWWqXVbAfA

In this one I would NOT cut the spacer inside. But the other stuff he does seems legit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hIrdHqijvg

VancouverSkiBum
05-13-2013, 09:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIlmZ_xs45o

Ill keep my eye out for a mold. That looks pretty easy. How much of a hassle is it to melt the lead, and does it make a mess? :popcorn:

MbWolf
05-13-2013, 11:14 PM
Super easy to do. I still use a heavy tin can with a handle attached over a camp stove to melt the lead in. Other than the mild there is no special tools required.