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Has anyone tried shooting shotshells in a .357 Magnum carbine? I reload shotshells using the Speer capsules as "snake loads" for my Taurus revolvers. I just got a Rossi .357 Magnum carbine and wondered if I could use the shotshells. I know I would have to single feed them or the capsule would be likely to break, but wondered how they would fare in the longer barrel.
 

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Reloading you own shot shells may seem like a very difficult and complicated process, but like anything with a little practice you will find that reloading is a simple and basically repetitive process.
 

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Reloading you own shot shells may seem like a very difficult and complicated process, but like anything with a little practice you will find that reloading is a simple and basically repetitive process.
Jeanine, I already reload shotshells which are relatively easy using the Speer shot capsules. I currently shoot them in my revolvers. My question is whether it is feasible to shoot them in a Rossi carbine with a 20" barrel. Thanks.
 

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They work fine...hand fed.
The pattern isn't much to write about,
but close range [40-50 ft] they start to dwindle.
How much charge you load behind them.....
about medium ?
I too have shot most in a revolver. They just seem
somewhat low-use in my levers.
I have shot a few with OK results from a 14" T/C barrel
but I think they would be much better performers
without the rifling.
 

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They work fine...hand fed.
How much charge you load behind them.....
about medium ?
Started out with the recommended 4.5 gr of HP-38. Upping load, I found the pattern (from a 4" revolver) was about the same up to 5.0 gr and started up open up a bit more up to 5.5 gr, using #12 shot at 10 feet. There is a post where I showed some pattern sheets in the reloading forum. I'll be interested to see how that follows with the carbine.
 
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