Shot shell reloading for Damascus steel Remington double

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by SofaKing, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. SofaKing

    SofaKing Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  2. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    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!
    gary
     

  3. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. SofaKing

    SofaKing Well-Known Member

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