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Posted: 10/26/2010 6:49:43 PM EDT

Shotshell + Wax = Slug

Looks pretty cool to try..
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:57:09 PM EDT
Seems like a lot less work to just shoot a slug.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 7:16:52 PM EDT
Yeah, but I literally have over 400 birdshot shells just sitting there...
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:21:55 PM EDT
DIY buffering. I'd rather just buy buffered shotshells rather than go through all that trouble.

For the short term its probably safe since shotguns are low pressure. I wouldn't try it in an older shotgun though. Long term wise I'd be worried about wax build up in the barrel.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:32:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 11:03:07 PM EDT

Very interesting.

Think I may try this out some day.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 11:04:06 PM EDT
People make wax bullets for revolvers all the time.  I'm kind of surprised I haven't heard of this for shotguns before.  I may make some wax slugs minus the birdshot just for shits and giggles.  I'll definitely be scrubbing my barrel out well afterwards, preferably when it's warm so the wax residue is soft.
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