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Shot shell reloading for Damascus steel Remington double

 
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:53 AM
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Shot shell reloading for Damascus steel Remington double

I bought an vintage remington model 1900 double barrel Damascus steel 12 gauge. The shotgun has been inspected by a gun smith and was given a green light on being safe to shoot.

I got a mec jr 12ga reloader when I bought a used reloading setup. I have afew different charge bars that came with. One for turkey loads, one for duck/goose, and one for trap.

I understand that this was a blackpowder shell shotgun and that modern loads create too much pressure for the Damascus steel barrels. So what kind of powder and how how much would be recommended to use? Type of Wads? And what size and weight of the shot?
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:00 PM
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Re: Shot shell reloading for Damascus steel Remington double

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I bought an vintage remington model 1900 double barrel Damascus steel 12 gauge. The shotgun has been inspected by a gun smith and was given a green light on being safe to shoot.

I got a mec jr 12ga reloader when I bought a used reloading setup. I have afew different charge bars that came with. One for turkey loads, one for duck/goose, and one for trap.

I understand that this was a blackpowder shell shotgun and that modern loads create too much pressure for the Damascus steel barrels. So what kind of powder and how how much would be recommended to use? Type of Wads? And what size and weight of the shot?
somewhere around the house (have not seen the book in quite awhile) I have an old Hogdon's manual that gives loads for the old guns using smokeless powder. I'd probably just give them a call to see if they can help you. My other manual has no data in it for a Damascus barrel, and even a warning. So be safe!
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:19 PM
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Re: Shot shell reloading for Damascus steel Remington double

I have 2 remington 1889's that are a hoot to shoot. Both damascus barreled one is a 10 gauge and the other is a 12.

Black Powder Shotgun Shells

This is the site i used, I stick with the normal charge load.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:44 PM
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Re: Shot shell reloading for Damascus steel Remington double

Can other powders besides black powder be used? Any pet loads?
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