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28 gauge fiocchi shells

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dolphin62, Nov 10, 2009.

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  1. dolphin62

    dolphin62 Member

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    I was in a store and seen fiochhi 28 gauge for 7.99 a box. The question is are these worth buying, the price is right.

    Can they be reloaded 3 or 4 times, if so they would be worth the price. they looked like they were made of good plastic.

    any comments would be helpful.

    have a good veterans day.
     
  2. goatskin

    goatskin TS Member

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    If you are loading on a single-stage machine, and fiddle with the crimp a little, 3-4-5 loads is about right for the FIO - about like your Estates.

    They are not AA or STS, however.

    Bob
     
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    I reload twice if I'm using in matches. Third reload is practice only, then discard. PT28 wad seems to be ok. I use Nobel Sports primer and Longshot powder. The Hodgdon website has data.
     
  4. superxjeff

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    I wouldn't have old style AA's. The HS AA's will load 20 times without failing. The old style AA's might load 8. Jeff
     
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    Jeff, what kind of powder do you use? Actually, I would like to know what your complete load is. I have only been getting 5 reloads per AAHS hulls and 4 with STS hulls. One thing I have learned is if they are loaded to hot they will burn up faster. I had noticed that with my 410 AAHS hulls too. I have always used little gun with the 410's and will switch when this 8lber is used up. Jackie B.
     
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    14.9gr longshot burns up the AAHS hulls pretty quick
     
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    Jack, Most all of us use Win. 296 or Hodgdon H110 powder, at my clubs where I shoot. Its both the same powder so buy whats cheaper by you. I wish I got 20 loads per hull in the baby bore. Break-em all. Jeff
     
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    Maybe the hulls have changed? I bought ten flats just after they came out and have not had any "New" HS hulls in about 5 years. I load the old Unique load. 12.5 grains with an Hs wad and a winchester 209 as well as a full 3/4 OZ of shot. I have not seen the need to load Longshot or Universal clays as this load has worked for everything from starlings to targets by just changing shot sizes. I killed 6 ruffed grouse last weekened with this load and 3/4 of an OZ of copper 6's. It just hammers them with a 870 full choke. Jeff
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