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First Box of Reloads

Information on reloading for precision or money saving, equpiment to use, powder and primer suggestions, all welcome

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Postby SR9 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:05 pm

Anyone know how many times you can re-load hulls?


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Postby jtf650 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:15 pm

SR9 wrote:Anyone know how many times you can re-load hulls?


That depends on the hull. In 12 gauge, I'm of the opinion that the Remington hulls- STS, Nitro, Gun Club, even the black Game Load hulls- are far and away the best, much better than the current version of the Winchester AAs. I generally stay away from the promotional load hulls like Federal Top Gun or Winchester Super Target. They're just not worth the bother, especially when the Remington Gun Clubs are so readily available. I would also advise standardizing on one hull, adjusting your machine for that hull, and you'll minimize problems that way, particularly if you're just starting out.

So to answer your question, I've loaded STS and Gun Club hulls 10 or more times without any issues. The crimps held fine, even though the hulls were a little grimy. I only stopped because I got tired of looking at them. Lately I don't load them much more than 4 times, mostly because I have so many once fired hulls that I'll never use them up.

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Postby SR9 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:38 am

Thanks for your input. I was talking to my brother last night and he was interested in loading 12 ga and asked the question. Figured I would ask and get some info for him since I have no experience in this area. He has loaded handgun rounds for a long time.
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Postby newguy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:57 am

I kinda like to know if anyone has tried one of them cheap Lee Load All shotgun reloading kits. And if you have are they any good


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