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Can you reload Estates?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mallard2, Aug 1, 2011.

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  1. mallard2

    mallard2 Active Member

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    Can you reload the cheaper Estates with one ounce loads? If so, what wad is best?

    Would green dusters work?

    Thanks!
     
  2. skeeljc

    skeeljc Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Yes. The Gualandi wads work very well in the thin straight wall hulls. Graff & Sons used to carry them. Call Graffs and maybe they will start carrying Gualandi again.

    Jim Skeel
     
  3. Shoot n Holler

    Shoot n Holler Active Member

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    yes we use a 12so wad for 1oz works well and crimps nice.
     
  4. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    I have been shooting them for years, and toss after one reloading.

    Using 19 grains of Titewad, Claybusters clone of the 12SO and Cheddite primers.

    Really smokes the birds, even from the 27 and recoil is nominal.
     
  5. RunGunIPSC

    RunGunIPSC TS Member

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    Fed SO wad or see Ballistic Products line but they need to be fitted to the hull lengthwise & what they say works does not. You need to experament. They do sell a very good wad,though.
     
  6. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    YES I used the Federal One Ounce wad, but no longer load one ounce, tried them once, shells were ok, but prefer more shot 1 1/8th Oz 7.5s. I am giving away the 50 that I did not shoot and the rest of the bag of wads to an old friend who shoots one ounce loads.

    I load the Estates w/20 Grs Promo,Windjammer Wad, Rio Primer, 1 1/8th oz 7.5s.

    I always put the paper base wad shells in the oven at 200 degrees on a cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes to dry them out before loading.

    I can actually tell the difference, they feel better, smoke less.

    I reload the Top Guns the same way.

    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot
     
  7. arend003

    arend003 Member

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    I use windjammer one ounce wads, Fiochi primers and 16.4 grains of Promo work great for me and my wife.
     
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    320090T Well-Known Member

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    Longshot, you must be single.
     
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    Dr. Longshot, what do your home baked cookies taste like?
     
  11. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    Dr. Longshot, I used to collect used wads when the club was not open, then put them in a pillow case, tie the end, then into the washing machine to get them clean. Worked great until I got caught. Apparently my wife's washer and dryer is her pride and joy. Honest mistake...honest it was!

    For sale cheap: 10,000 once fired wads in good shape, but dirty.

    milt
     
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