Craig Maylam works with Target Products Ltd to develop "New Steel"

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New Zealand Guns & Hunting Magazine Issue #130 May/Jun 2012

Last year (issue #124 May/June 2011) I wrote an article explaining how to load your own lightweight steel shot cartridges. On a personal level the response was amazing. It became apparent however that the reality these days is that few shooters seem to have either time or the inclination to load their own shot shells. The retailer selling the starter packs of components reported very modest sales. Before penning the article last year, I considered that the sales of reloading components for creating your own shells might be poor so I devised a cunning plan, we will call it plan B. Plan B involves some talks with Target Products Ltd in Timaru. If you are not aware, Target Products produces the Falcon range of shot shells right here in New Zealand. They also import all of the Fiocchi ammunition you see in the local sport shops, and in the pages of the publication... I’ve had a long association with Target Products which started when I began to load my own steel shotshells (I’ve been loading steel longer than they have!). I needed some of my new loads run through a pressure gun, and after some negotiations they agreed to do my testing with their equipment...

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