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Shot Shells R us ...
So ... how are you supposed to load
a bolt action PCP which was billed as a "Shotgun". Hummmmhh????
Well, ya got me there ... unless ... you'd do it this way...
For starters, I choose some common
materials. That's a 3 by 5 index card, some paper towel, and I
made a mandrel with a shoulder on it. You'll see why.
I took the two halves of index card
and sprayed them with spray glue. there are several types. 3M
... Duro ... they work well ... just come in a spray can like
paint. We'll have an overlapped seam ... and the bottom of the
shot shell will be crimped. So ... I don't want to glue the materials
to the mandrel ... and I want the seam and bottom to be coated.
I lay on a trimming of paper towel like this. Just snip up a bunch
before you start.
Now ... the paper towel is in ... it
won't stick ... just wrap and overlap and stick the seam down.
You can place a wadding in the bottom as you wrap it. It's sealed.
Fold over the bottom around the mandrel
And you have a properly sized sleeve
with a bottom.
tuck that sleeve inside a length of
barrel stock or correct size tube.
Push a wadding into the bottom. Fill
it up with whatever you want from rice to buckshot. I used 27
#2 buckshot ball ... each 31.75 grains for a total of 857.25 grains.
They fit pretty well I'd say.
Trim it off.
Push it up alittle from the bottom
Just fold it over and you are done.
Get in the flow and make up a few at a time. Hey - it's a hobby
- right ... it's supposed to take a few minutes.
There's all the tools and the completed
Load it in the bolt tray. It has enough
resistance to stay in place in the chamber.
Seat it and close the bolt.
Hey ... I'm not nearly as dumb as I
look. I would not make something I didn't think I could load.
This works SWEEEEEET....
Let's go hunting.
The velocity will be relative to the
load you place in it. You can shoot as fast as you want ... just
find the load that suits you. You can load a roll of nickels if
you like. ;?) Now THAT would be a REAL man's shot shell! You want
to go faster ... shoot a half a roll. haha.