Interesting, the Lee instrucions I got with my mold talk about how the bar that runs across the rear hollow cavity is there to lock into the wad and help turn the slug as the wad is turned by the rifled barrel. I tried putting either a 16ga or 20ga card under the slug and it did keep the wads from sticking, but it wasn't as accurate as when the wads fell away normally. If the Lyman sabot slug mold is better I'm always up for buying a new bullet mold. What I really need to do is remember which box my shotshell/slug stuff is in and dig it back out to try the winchester wads I bought. I went through 3 bags of wads trying it out a couple years ago. None were the Winchester brand and I noticed some were softer than others. The first bag of wads was an old no longer produced WAA12 knockoff and seemed to do the best. They were also the hardest of the three bags of wads.
After I wrote this I dug through some boxes and found the wads and the slug mold. It looks like for 2-3/4" shells I was using win AA hulls ,WAA12 knock off wads, Accurate #5 38.5gr with the 1oz slug which is listed at 1494 fps. I had also tried remington hulls and 49.0 gr bluedot which is listed at 1673 fps. If I'm getting good groups at 1400fps with the win sabot slugs that seem to match the bdc on the scope (only a little high at 100 and 150 yds) I should be fairly close with the fatter lee slug. Hummm? If I can only find the boxs with the press, cast slugs and powder I can get back in business. I'll also have to make 20ga card cutter as I'm out of those but have plenty of cardboard.
Last edited by moleman; 11-12-2010 at 02:43 PM..