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Buying reloads to pull down?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by skeet_man, Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    I came across an individual on craigslist that has some leftover supplies from when he shot. Heres what he has:

    at least 1000 loaded shells.... all with 7 1/2 shot...all with 18gr of Win superlite with Waa12 wads.... these are all about 2 years old. Had reloaded them for my son but he gave up trap shooting.

    I have: 1/2 bag of 7 1/2 shot

    1/4 bag #8 shot.

    500 Claybuster 1118 wads

    250 Rem fig 8 wads

    about 500 various other wads...some I believe out of production

    about 300 1-2X fired Rem cases

    about 50 Win 1-2x fired cases

    He wants $100 for all of it, and it appears he is fairly local so I should be able to pick it up.

    I'm a little leary about shooting someone elses reloads, but figured I might be able to disassemble the shells for the components (save maybe the powder, would have to inspect first) and do OK.

    Figure 1 1/8oz of shot x 1000 shells = 2.8125 bags of shot x $30/bag = $84.375. Add another $25 for the pulldown primers, and another $15 or so for the pulldown wads, and we're at $125. I figure the value of the other components is about $50, so i'll be paying $100 for $175+tax worth of supplies (plus the value of the powder, 2.5lb of WSL) if i'm confident it'll be usable), but will have to tear down 1000 shells. Do you think it'd be worth it, i'm a bit torn, and don't know how much time/effort i'd take me to disassemble all those shells LOL.
     
  2. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    I wouldn't do it.

    Don
     
  3. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    I am not comfortable shooting shells reloaded by others.

    Pat Ireland
     
  4. ricks1

    ricks1 TS Member

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    BS these guys are full of it . shoot a couple and see would shoot them if no bad signs show other thing cut 4or5 open and weigh the load if in the 16 to 18 gr area blast away rick
     
  5. superxjeff

    superxjeff Active Member

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    Yea! Why not! Hell, Were just talking about your safety and that of those around you. What is your time worth? It will take you at least well lets see

    1000 shells

    250 per hour is 4 hours 250 divided by 60 is 4 shells per minute for four hours to get a bunch of powder that you might not want to use in the first place.

    Better Idea... Work 4 hours of overtime and buy exactly what you want. Jeff
     
  6. 22hornet

    22hornet Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Pat; I would be a little leery, too.
     
  7. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    I think i'll end up passing. I was leaning that way anyways, but sometimes I just post here to confirm my thinking is on track LOL. I definately didn't want to shoot the shells, and the more I thought about it, it was going to be more hassle than it was worth to break them down. My $10K kolar is worth more than 4 flats of shells LOL.
     
  8. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    The shells loaded with 18g of WSl will travel about 1250 fps. But you don't know if that is what is really in them. I still shoot the WSL have about 4 lbs. left. Nice soft shooting powder. Bulge.
     
  9. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    You guys have lost your minds! The shot alone is worth close to 100 bucks in the loaded shells! $20 for the primers, $15 for the wads and send the powder to me! Tom Rhoads
     
  10. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    Sound like alot of work, pulling down 1,000 shells.
     
  11. One Eyed Left Handed

    One Eyed Left Handed TS Member

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    Jerry,
    You and I think alike. I think that's why we hit it off at hog heaven. Reloading is not rocket science, I'd take 10 of these kind of deals tomorrow!

    Eddie Quire
     
  12. BILL GRILL

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    If your anywhere near northern Michigan let me know where it is at I'll shoot them.
     
  13. k3uro

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    Hey,

    Check a few of the loads, QC will tell you if they are right.

    Take care,

    Jim
     
  14. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    I would be wary, but I'd shoot a box before I took them all a part.
     
  15. Customstox

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    I would randomly select 10 hulls and disect them and weigh the shot and powder and then decide. See if he will let you do that before you buy. If they are uniform and meet some load you should be okay.
     
  16. KEYBEAR

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    Years ago an older gent at a club I shot at died . About a year later his wife sold all his reloading stuff plus a bunch of reloaded shells at the club . When ask how much for the shells one guy said how about a dollar a box (sounds cheap). The old man was slipping and every one feard his shells .

    Don,t shoot them .

    If it was a good friend and you shot with him alot MAYBE .
     
  17. Pass103

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    Buy all the shells tear down several and weight them on a digital scale. get a reference weight and weigh the rest one at a time, might take 1/2 hour, TheFew
     
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