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This is a discussion on 12GA FH- Hairy Blaster- within the DIY forums, part of the Sniping Related category; The company kindly gave me few US-S slugs to test at high speeds. I had helped him test another slug a while back. He sent ...

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  1. #101
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    The company kindly gave me few US-S slugs to test at high speeds.
    I had helped him test another slug a while back.
    He sent me some each of the US-S 570 gr, 700 gr, 970 gr.
    I tested the 570 gr so far and in 3.5" plastic case in the 1887
    smoothbore 35" barrel and in the NEF rifled 36" barrel at
    1900 fps. I got that with 130gr of RE17 with one BPGS
    seal under the sabot on the slug. The bottom of the sabot seal
    is exactly like a BPGS, so a BPGS added gives double sealing.
    Both smooth and rifled gave 3 shot 3" group each at 50 yds with
    peep sights and bad eyes. This slug does as good as advertized
    in smooth barrels, and smooth accuracy is as good as rifled.
    My smooth barrel is tight, measuring 723" at muzzle.
    These should be a great deer and hog slug. Folks need to
    ask their dealers to work to import these for them
    to have what seems a good slug to reload...

    On another note we may have found a guy who is gearing up
    to make 10 ga rifled barrels. I'll know later this winter
    If so I will put one on a bolt action and use the 4.1" long
    10GA FH case I made or get some like it from RMC..Ed
    Ed Hubel

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    Here is picture of the US-S slugs in a lineup
    with other 12ga slugs I'm testing. Lefteris was
    kind enough to send me a few of each weight
    to test. They are the 3 in second row on the right.
    They are 570gr, 700 gr, 970 gr. I tested 570gr in
    3.5" plastic so far. At 1900 in the NEF rifled, and
    in the 1887 smooth barrel, got 3" group on both.
    With peep sights an bad eyes.So the US-S slug
    is great in smoothbores, as good as rifled. My
    smoothbore on the 1887 is .723" bore at muzzle,
    a nice tight fit for smooth slugs. The smooth
    bores Lefteris tested them with are .722" muzzle,
    and they've already killed 5 wild boars, one shot
    kills with the 570gr slug. Also if anyone wants a
    heavy smoothbore new 12ga barrel, .722" muzzle,
    1.375" outside diameter to make a great slug
    gun with slugs like these, and others like the
    Brenekkes, I have spare one. The US-S slugs
    are smoothbore accurate in my 87 like the
    Brenekke KOs.In the picture the left two cases
    are 3.5" Fiocchi with the Fiocchi magnum primers.
    I compared that primer to the REM 209 primer and
    it has about the same strength.Next two are FED 3.5".
    then 2 12GA FH 3.85" cases, then 3.5" RMC brass, then
    3" RMC brass, the 2 WIN 3.5", then 2 REM 3.5".ED

    Ed Hubel

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    I got the 700H 3.25 case feeding from the magazine I set
    up on the Montana Rifle Co PH action. It is singlestack with
    feed lips similiar to 12ga shotgun clip style magazines I
    had here. Works great, shown in first picture. Now it is longer
    than regular 12ga mags, but same setup would do for feeding
    long brass 12GA FH and long MRC 12ga cases. The
    700H 3.25 is 3.9 inches overall loaded length. In picture
    case is ready to clear the mag lips, then rim pops up under
    extracter as bolt is moving forward. Second picture is
    the box used that I made out of two PH boxes. That allowed
    for extra height and fit for singlestack and riveted together.
    Used a Savage 210 12ga follower and spring. ED



    Ed Hubel

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    The 700gr US-S slug in smoothbore, at 2000
    in a 3.5" brass case, got a 2.5" 3 shot group
    at 50 yds. Great slugs they have come up with
    for smoothbores.
    Some of us talking about getting 10 ga rifled
    barrels made, here is a picture of my 4.1" long
    brass 10ga I made from 50cal Russian by putting
    on a rim like the 12GA FH is built.Just a prototype,
    third in picture. Later I'll get RMC to make some,
    as it is much easier way. First in picture is
    16GA FH 3.5" long, 2nd 12GA FH 3.85" long,
    3rd 10GA FH 3.1" long, 4th 8GA FH 4.3" long.Ed

    Ed Hubel

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    I now have a variety of 12GA FH test guns including
    two Savage 210s in the lineup...SO I'm selling the first
    12GA FH that I did on the Savage 210 bolt action.
    Its in original Savage stock now, 28" Pacnor rifled barrel.
    Stock is weighted and double thick recoil pad.
    It is chambered for the original 3.85" long 12GA FH case.
    750 plus shipping, included 4 of our long cases and
    30 slugs.That is the first 12GA FH built on a Savage
    and the second 12GA FH ever built. Pickup here for MI
    guys ok also. Savage 210s are now 550 bucks, the heavy
    rifled barrel cost me 350 bucks..Ed
    Ed Hubel

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    Matthew in Oregon got the 12GA FH Savage.
    He is now in the recoil club.

    Here is picture of the 12ga belted cases I made to
    test a few loads in. I made it from 55cal belted
    Boys case. I reduced belt diameter a little and left
    the base the same, which is 12ga size.In picture
    first is 55cal, second expanded to .620", third
    expanded to .660"(16ga), then two 12 ga ones.
    Next is our 12GA FH, and then a 12ga 3.5"
    plastic case.A little work in long 12ga FH chamber
    with a tool for belt step and it chambers. Ed

    Ed Hubel

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    Here is a picture of US-S brass slug after going through
    3 foot of wood slabs in a bundle. It has shed its plastic
    base and it went through straight without tumbling.
    This one is 570 gr fired at 2200 in RMC case, from NEF.
    Also in picture is one with white sabot petals off, as it
    would be in flight, before hitting target.Ed

    Ed Hubel

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    4bore work. Working on design of firing pin,
    and waiting for parts now. Problem is getting
    real small parts without CNC for bushed
    firing pin with rebound spring. But it takes
    time.

    We will have swaged lead slugs
    in a little while as my barrel is smooth. They
    will be 1600gr hollowbase, when done,
    a hundred of them at least.
    Got wads and cards, shown in the picture with 4bore
    cases and slugs. And my 2bore case for comparison
    Also 12ga wads for comparison..Ed

    Ed Hubel

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    Our cartridge work and experimenting got a nice
    write up in # 470 Nov/Dec International Ammunition
    Journal. Page 10-11 by Zach Weighman, a
    cartridge collector and gun nut friend.

    Got a guy just figured out BMG case rim, and for a rim
    puts on 12ga high base cup from a plastic case. He turns
    base/rim of bmg case about .008" and use JB Kwik to hold
    it on. Pushes it on with press. He removes base cup with
    heat gun from plastic cases,

    He is using RE17, so shotgun primers will work, and he
    puts bushing in case for primer. Has bushing reamed so
    the primer pocket protrusion on the base cup goes up inside
    tight, as he pushes on the base cup. It'll fire ok and to size it
    do like I do, I push case into open top die, and push it
    back out from the top with a rod and hammer. That
    way the rim don't get bent up. He says it saves a lot of
    time not having to make rim pieces.

    We will have more info and pictures next few weeks.Ed
    Ed Hubel

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    Here is a picture of a BPI sabot with a BPI Flexseal I
    use on to it in place of the original cushion seal.
    I also cut shallow slots in the outside at the bottom
    of the petals. Sabot opens much quicker and seems
    along with BPGS seals under it to work ok without
    damage, giving high velocities. In pic on left is regular
    BPI sabot, behind is one I put a cushion on from a
    Brenekke KO slug, and in front the one with Flexseal on.
    The slug in it is one a guy casts at 440 gr and .504"
    diameter, and works ok.

    New info on my 499HE, from now on we will make cases
    out of 450 #2 brass, as Jamisons has 3-4000 cases,
    and it seems no one has the 475 #2 we used first.
    Only slight case dimension change is the base .012"
    smaller, all else is the same. I'm getting reamers redone
    and will be able to use in couple weeks. Case will still have
    plenty of taper to extract easy in singles, doubles,
    falling blocks.etc.

    And speaking of falling blocks I found one, and put my 585HE
    in it, and it is big enough and has enough clearance to be used
    for a 577NE, 600NE, long 20ga, my long 16ga FH,
    the 700H, the 700HE. Cost no more than Ruger, with barrel
    figured in. Will have pics
    and info soon. Ed

    Ed Hubel

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