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Gun Runner, here's my recipe for shotshells in my S&W 57, 6" bbl.

I use #10 shot. Large Pistol Primers. 8 grs. Unique.

First. I sharpen the inside mouth of a .41 Mag cartridge case. Then I use regular poster cardboard, and pound the case through the cardboard, making wads. (No, you ain't a'gonna use that case for reloading, again&#33<!--emo&;)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'><!--endemo-->

I prime a case, put in the 8 grs. of Unique, then carefully put one of the wads just snugly over the powder. Then, fill the case nearly to the top with the # 10 shot. Put the other wad over it and lightly crimp over the wad.

Then, I take regular Elmer's White Glue, and seal over the crimped wad. Let set for 24 hours and you can carry them in a cartridge belt without fearing the shot will roll out while walking, etc.

You can use .410 gas checks if you have them, instead of the paper wads. I don't have any.

Works great in my .41, giving a tight pattern with good rattlesnake killing power out to 10 or twelve feet.

Good luck.  L.W.
 
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