MrLwr4444: 6blackwings hes just saying if you didnt have shells are the ability to get any more then this will keep you from srarving to death
David Joeaverage: one at a time probably. i wouldn't load them in the magazine though.
thecheapsurvivalist: will those reloaded rounds be safe to use in a pump action shotgun
bullboo1: The also have Lee loader kits that are in a 5x7 inch flat box an inch thick that you can reload any caliber you buy the kit for...I have like 20 different calibers and these kits can be thrown into a bag with powder and stuff to reload with on the run.
6BlackWings: Very informative. I'm wondering, however, what the advantage of doing this is, as opposed to just taking more shells into the field? Seems like the weight would be the same except for the plastic casings for the extra shells. You're already carrying the powder and the shot. What am I missing?
James Fair: so can you do this with 20ga and 410ga shell
TheWesB: if you're looking for good black powder as low as $12 a pound, go ahead and check out virginiarifleman.blogspot.com for pre-order info. it's a good bang for your buck. discounts for bulk order too, but don't be shy to order a pound to try it out. only $12 after all
teamkillz12345: till the plastic cracks
Tin Man: Is there a limit to how many times you can reload a shell?
GunFun ZS: This seams like more work and less space/weight efficiency to make less consistent shot than using black powder and a classic lee loader.
austin davis: I think it more of a If you Have To " get out of Dodge" quick and it in your Bug out bag
buffalo1a1: Dave, you have really inspired me,you make me think of a modern day Nessmuk.
So about doing this for 20 ga. ....
possum66669: and this is why they named those guns "Handi" rifles
landon murphree: considering you are using a 12 gauge and putting 100 grains if i were to use a 20 gauge would i use 75 grains
jsm666: Shotshells are a very inefficient way to carry a fixed quantity of powder, wads and shot into the field - easier to take a desired number of shells and reload them as needed.
DIXIECONFEDERATEDAWG: NO SIR
Nathan Hill: I am wondering the same thing that cammie500 has previously asked
cammie500: would 100 grains of powder work with 20g and .410 shells? if not how many grains should i use?
ScarletAvatar: Isn't there a serious danger of ricochet with steel shot? I imagine if you're hunting birds with it it wouldn't be much of a concern as there aren't many rocks in the sky, but curious just the same.
63DW89A: Would highly recommend NOT using Pyrodex unless it is the only powder available.
Real black powder or Hodgdon 777 is much less corrosive than Pyrodex. Some tests suggest Pyrodex is 10 times more corrosive than 777. Real black powder is the least corrosive of all.
Pyrodex, (as well as 777 & black powder) does clean easily and neutralize all corrosive fouling with simple water. So If Pyrodex is used clean thoroughly and flush with water and then dry and oil.
sw ural: Hi nicely presented but don't see the point of reloading shells in the field. You are still carrying the weight of powder and shot and are still limited by the amount of supplies you have so why not just take more shells with you. If you are living in the field you would have plenty to be doing without. Interesting vids though, thanks for posting.
john randall: i have a winchester model 370 with a full choke. is that good enough to fire reloaded shot shells and as a muzzle loader? seems like it would be fine. what do you think?
mikesanford11: No worries. He is using Pyrodex. This is a synthetic black powder that doesn't explode. In fact its not classed as an explosive like black powder. The synthetics have a coating over each grain, and they are classed as propellants, since they dont have the risk of heat or static electric flash over. They are also non-corrosive. I cant recall anyone here still using actual BP around here. been like that for 20 years here or so. Hot wax is no danger for synthetics.
TheVekose: @wildernessoutfitters What is the maximum/minimum load you would recommend if I had to use my single shot as a muzzleloader?Also what is the maximum/minimum load you would recommend if i was reloading standard 2 and three fourths/3 inch shotshells,also the gun I am using is a rossi single shot 12 gauge (H&R knockoff made in brazil)The guns are visually the same and takedown the same,I would reckon a H&R barrel would fit the Rossi with little or no modification tahnks for help in advance
gunshooter26: what is easier/better.. this or just having a muzzle loader?
archr610: What ?
Long live the Communism Revolutions: will the hot wax lead to explosion of the powder?
mike crigger: Hay Dave I have a question for you, Will a 209A Federal Shot shell primer work the same as a 209 With 100 Gr of power and shot? Thanks for the videos and info.
Jeffrey Brown: Thanks for sharing Dave. I recently looked at a reloader and money money and more. This seems to sum up a poor boys method to doing it right. THanks again!
vdubvance: great video, but I gotta give you crap about bedazzleing your shotgun...
Terry R.: Thanks for the excellent description.
crashphoenix: Will any type of wax work? Paraffin type, soy, etc?
LoveMyCountry24: Hey Dave, have you considered cutting down a old shell at 100 grains to use as a measure or a spare measure? It'd help keep the bbs from clogging up.
Great video btw.
Bruce Prosser: I would suggest both, but what you can afford it probably the best answer. The single shot is the simplest with few moving parts. If I was in a wilderness situation like he is talking about I would want the simplest. Great question.
Hippie Cat: how would it work if i chose to use a minimal amount of bees wax and then RE folded the plastic over (with heat ) to reseal it like it came from the factory? would that affect performance?
Jonathan Johnson: At 6:30 into the video a crow crows, "come get me."
ethan hicks: Should i get a single or pump i cant decide?
LMO MechTech: Great video and fine job. Never thought of using shot shells over in this way. Definitely interested in trying this method out.
helobelow: Thats cool! Thanx for the lesson!
bushcraftprepper: there is a video on YT about "re-priming" a 22 LR using a kitchen match made into a slurry. If it were me, and it probably will be later on, I would use a flat punch and knock the fired dimple out of the 209 primer and re prime it. put it in an empty case and shoot it. don't load anything ahead of it, or if you do, just a small amt of powder and a wad. I have not tried this, and it may not work, but an hour will tell you. Just a thought.
SpectrumSurvivalist: They will reload way more than 5 times, I was reading just a little while ago on a forum in England, this Australian guy said his friend has reloaded the same shell over 50 times. I would go for minimum powder load to get the job done, and then they should last a long time. You can reload a plastic shell more than once, think about it, brass will last a long time in the use. I'll probably take 25 or more brass shells preloaded already.
Daniel Vanhoozer: Do you have to use high brass on doing this?
TheDave570: no, start out with the powder load equal to the caliber and work up !!
Noneyo Bizznaz: i actually pondered this the other day i was thinking maybe with magnesium shavings and steel or right type of flint ??? something liek that ???
Melting Sky: The hard part is the primer. You can make your own black powder or low explosive powder/propellant pretty easily but the primer is not easy. I would love to see how to make a primer from scratch.
akdude182: sure it will work.i dont have much experience with 20ga (im more of a 12ga person)but start with a 50/50 load with 50 grains of powder and work your way up.you almost cant over charge a modern gun with black powder.
cadarst: Great video bro.....enjoyed it
Rayce Wood: Would using animal fat instead of Bee's wax also work if you were to run out of bee's wax?
vettelover2009: this is a scenario if he is out in the wilderness lost and these happen to be items he might have with him at the time...possibly getting lost on a hunt...its hypothetical...there are so many variables to consider...it's just a suggestive video
blogobre: Some 'survival only' suggestions
Primers - refill with strike anywhere match heads, or scrap off the strike area and heads of normal matches mixing the two. You can push it into the cap or wet with water and make a paste to put into the cap. It's a good idea to flatten the cap.
Powder - can use standard match heads for powder.
Shot - stones, glass, metal fragments can be used.
As mentioned before, these are for survival only, use at your own risk.
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