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Anyone loading 16 gauge ammo?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 3dram8, Jun 5, 2009.

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  1. 3dram8

    3dram8 Member

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    Was thinking about getting into reloading 16 gauge. Can anyone give me the benefit of experience about what is the best hull and wad to reload for a basic 1-ounce target load? I can go the powder website to get loading data, but was curious what the best hull/wad combo might be. Thanks......Rick
     
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    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't loaded 16 for a number of years but when I did I liked the Winchester compression formed hulls and the Remington game hulls. The Activ hulls were nice also if you could find some of them. Remington made a one ounce wad that was available at that time but it was discontinued years ago and I don't think the Winchester compression formed hulls are available either. You might look at the Precision Reloading website. They list a new 16 ga wad from Downrange and a couple from Gualandi that may work well. I bought some Fiocchi 16 ga shells a number of years ago with the intention of reloading the hulls. They turned out to be about 3/16ths of and inch shorter than the standard 2 3/4 hulls and I couldn't reload them on the equipment I had at the time. Precision now lists primed Fiocchi and Cheddite 16ga 2 3/4" hulls neither of which I have tried.
     
  3. DoubleAuto

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    Check out 16ga.com website. A lot of information available.
     
  4. Mike K P

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    I load for my sixteen and shoot it for trap. Ballistic Products has a lot of supplies and info. They even sell a sixteen gauge manual. They have a website by the same name you can go to. Mike.
     
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