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BEST ALL TIME NEW SHOTGUN SHELL YOU EVER SHOT?

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    HELLO:
    1. what do you think was the best all time new shotgun shell for trapshooting?

    2. what do you think the best all time hull was for reloading?

    i believe the federal paper is the best all time shell ever made for trap shooting. best all time hull for reloading was the AA from the 70's.

    do you agree or disagree???

    steve balistreri
     
  2. Twixter

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    Steve:

    Agree 100%

    Twixter (Mick)
     
  3. rick979

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    Winchester "Superlite" 7 1/2's for best shell.
    Winchester "Superlite" for best hull to reload.
     
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    nitro 27




    tony
     
  5. fssberson

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    Federal Gold Medal PAPER 3 dram, 1 1/8oz. #8 [don't need the handicap load].
    STS Green or Nitro Gold for reloading.

    Old silver AA's were also good for reloading or handicap targets.
    Fred
     
  6. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Agreed! Hap
     
  7. BRGII

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    Federal Papers for shooting and reloading. R
     
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    EE---Hit the nail on the head!!!!!!----Matt
     
  9. shrek

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    I have never shot federal papers before, sorry folks, not quite old enough I guess, although next time I go to Recobs I may pick up a few boxes to see what the magic is like. I have shot gold medal plastics and liked them quite well.

    I hope this does not come across as heresy but so far my favorite factory new shells (not for a hull re-use stand point) are winchester AA's. I like the old AA's for reloading but not the new ones too much for reloading.

    I am not real confident of remington STS factory loads, but love the hulls and really like my reloads with them with the downrange xl-1 wad for 1 oz loads.
     
  10. oleolliedawg

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    Older Federal papers and AA's from the early 70's!!
     
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    NOTHING IS A MATCH TO FEDERAL PAPER 9's

    Best all time hull for reloading would be an STS or Nitro hull..
     
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    I always liked Fed papers and the Nitro's as well but my all time favorite is the old Actives 3 dram or lights
     
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    I have some case fresh Winchester paper Super Targets ,White box if anyone needs one for a collection. Jeff
     
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    I shot a whole bunch of Federal Gold Medal 1oz 8 1/2's...loved 'em for doubles!!
     
  15. senior smoke

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    red activ shells were great for semi autos, no brass at the bottom. if memory serves me right, i think you needed their own wad, to reload, not sure about that. some other shells i remember were the federal champion in burgandy color, with a real stiff hull. one of the worst shells i can remember for new, and reloading were the eclipse shells. had to be one of the worst shells i ever shot or tried to reload. when i first started reloading, some guy sold me a single stage texan reloader, he said they were very popular, right! first shell i reloaded was the shell remington produced prior to the rxp, anyone remember the name of it, because i forgot?
    steve
     
  16. tarhawk

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    If money was no object(but it is), I would shoot Federal papers all the time. They seem to have the softest recoil and inflict the maximum damage to the target. I buy, shoot and reload Remington STS. I keep a new box of Federal papers in my reloading room as a "conversation piece".
     
  17. K-GUNS

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    For me it was old style AA silver super handicap loads

    and for reloading you could not beat the old Remington Premier hull-slippery light green hull gave 10+ reloads per hull and sometimes more.
     
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    Somebody above mentioned the old Winchester "Superlites" they were one great shell. That's all I would shoot at the Grand when you had to buy their shells.

    As for as reloading I still have thousands of 20 year or older AAs. They are the cats meow.
     
  19. shrek

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    what I meant by not old enough is that paper hulls have not been common or easy to get during my time of shooting as they were at one time.

    Some of you folks probably can recall when paper hulls were as common as the plastic ones are now.

    I know that they can still be bought, but there are none on the shelves around where I am at aside from a field trip to Recobs.
     
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