HOW TO SLUG A BARREL

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HOW TO SLUG A BARREL

Postby dbur525 » 13 Sep 2020 01

hi everyone
I have a rossi 357 i want to cast and load some lead bullets.
Its been like 35 years since i slugged a barrel. Thinking back i know i used some kind of compound that i purchased from brownels i think i remember heating it up and pouring if into the barrel , if my memory is correct.
But anyways here on the board im reading about using lead sinkers.
Can someone please advise on exactly how to do this?
Do you just get sinkers that look close to the rifle bore diameter and just drive it completely thru the barrel using a wooden rod?
Any info would be appreciated
Thank you David
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Re: HOW TO SLUG A BARREL

Postby Ranch Dog » 13 Sep 2020 06

dbur525 wrote:Do you just get sinkers that look close to the rifle bore diameter and just drive it completely thru the barrel using a wooden rod?

That is pretty much it. I like the egg sinkers, the one's with the hole through them, they provide a true measure as the hole eases the leads compression which prevents the alloy from springing back once clear of the restriction (the bore). The trick is finding lead sinkers.
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Re: HOW TO SLUG A BARREL

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 13 Sep 2020 11

Be careful using a wood dowel to drive the slug, they can break and jamb things up. I have an assortment of brass and aluminium rods that I use.

Along the same lines of how to. How do you do a pounding of the chamber?

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Re: HOW TO SLUG A BARREL

Postby Tom Myers » 13 Sep 2020 19

Ohio3Wheels wrote:Along the same lines of how to. How do you do a pounding of the chamber?


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Re: HOW TO SLUG A BARREL

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 14 Sep 2020 08

Tom Myers wrote:
Ohio3Wheels wrote:Along the same lines of how to. How do you do a pounding of the chamber?


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Re: HOW TO SLUG A BARREL

Postby Ranch Dog » 14 Sep 2020 13

Glad the Chambermiester replied!!!
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