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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by capvan, Dec 13, 2008.

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  1. capvan

    capvan Active Member

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    I've just acquired a bunch of AA hulls. They come in colors! All I've ever shot have been the red ones. What do the different colors signify? Can I use the same load recipe as I've been using in the red ones? Do the grey ones break more birds? :)
    Thanks...

    Bruce
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  2. capvan

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    I think there was three colors, maybe more. I haven't dug thru the box yet. Definitely some black ones. Why the colors??
    Bruce
     
  4. YUKONJACK

    YUKONJACK TS Member

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    You might want to double-check the black shells that you have,I have never seen a Black AA.Yukon Jack
     
  5. BIGDON

    BIGDON Well-Known Member

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    red and silver/grey for AA. Never seen black except in off brand cheapo.

    Don
     
  6. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I was given a whole bunch of original black AA Handicap hulls probably from 20 years ago along with their Winchester Handicap wads. The hulls were very brittle and the crimps would not hold up more than 1 or 2 reloads and those wads absolutely kicked like a mule.
     
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    ric3677 Well-Known Member

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    There used to be black AA's. I have had some and reloaded them. They work the same as any of the rest.

    Rickyd
     
  8. FLIP

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    I got black AA's they tell me there from the 70's, I reloaded some the are nice to reload, but don't want to reload the rest of them just saving them I dont know why.
     
  9. tuscarora 99

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    Their are three kinds of AA's. Red, Grey, and the silver 100th anniversary. The grays are usually always a handicap load, and the reds are usually lighter loads. They all load the exact same way.
     
  10. capvan

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    Thank you for all the information! I really like this website. I could do without some of the off-topic stuff, but generally everyone is friendly and puts up with my newbie questions. If anyone ever travels up here to Vermont, I hope you'll get in touch. My wife and I truly love it here and lived here almost all our lives. Retirement is coming up in a year or so, but we think we'll sit tight. Wish we could do more shooting, however!
    Bruce
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  11. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    i believe the black ones were used for the international loads in the early years.
     
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    The black cases are from the seventies..it was one of their handicap loads.
    I still have some of them around somewhere.. they load and shoot just the same as all the rest.. bonus..solid case no seperate base wad.

    Big Jack
     
  14. DENNISMASTROLIA1

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    Reds.gray and silvers.I don't believe that any black were included.Enjoy and shoot well.dennis.
     
  15. Jawhawker

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    There was most definetly a black AA circa mid 70's. It was the original "Handicap" load concept. They thumped you harder I believe than todays loadings. They did not last long on the market as the dye used caused the casings to be brittle. Thus the consumer was upset so then Winchester put the "Handicap" loading in a somewhat more red case with silver lettering for a short period. The shooter was not yet ready for the speed of the "Handicap" shell and production ceased.
     
  16. recurvyarcher

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    Winchester shells shoot the best when you use one red one, one gray one, one silver one, then one black one...all repeated in that sequence.

    And make sure that the AA stamp on the hull is pointed up.

    And don't mix red lites with red regulars.
     
  17. Bird30

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    Curvey do you really believe that!!!

    Dave
     
  18. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    they used to sell Black AAs with Nickle Shot, sujre are pretty at night.

    I have a friend who has a bunch of them brand new in the case.

    Some were AA handicaps.




    Gary Bryant
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  19. FLIP

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    How can someone post that there is no black ones, when the posts before say that they have some, THAT ARE BLACK!!! sory just must be a trapshooter thing, jump in open mouth, ready fire aim,
     
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