The neat thing about owning a shotgun is that you can reload your own ammunition shells for it. This doesn’t refer to reloading the weapon by putting new shells into the shotgun’s chamber. Shotgun ammunition reloading is when you fill the empty shotshells back up with the elements that make them work such as primer, gunpowder, pellets, wad and so on. Users often want to do this to save money from having to purchase the expensive factory preloaded shells. However, the hardest part for a newbie is learning how to perform the shell reloading process. It requires someone who can give great attention to every minute detail. This will ensure that the ammunition you prepare is safe and reliable for shooting from your shotgun.
Rabbit posted pics and info about Lee Shotgun slug molds on Remington 870 Forum:
Lee Production Pot IV
Large, deep pot holds approximately 10 pounds of lead. Melt time is less than 20 minutes. Pour spout up front where it belongs so you can see what you’re doing. Infinite heat control. Uses only 500 watts of power during heat-up and a lot less to maintain temperature. Large, stable base for safety. 4″ of clearance under the spout is high enough to accept all brands of bullet molds and most sinker molds. Melter is capable of reaching 900 degrees Fahrenheit.
|You can get Lee Production Pot IV on Brownells|
Reloading is an interesting hobby which saves your money and makes you independent. You can even cast your own slugs.
Reloading is very interesting. When you have equipment and materials, you can make your own ammunition at home which makes you independent.
Ammunition shortages are not rare. They can be caused by panic when everybody tries to buy as much ammo as possible or by bad weather conditions if you live far from civilization or even by riots in your city when gun shops are closed. And don’t forget about natural disasters.
Here is what I got for my birthday: Lee Precision Load All II Shotshell Reloader
I think this is the best gift any shotgun owner can receive. This opens the whole new world for me – shotshell reloading. Now I can play with different loads, different types of slugs and so on and so on.