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Fed. Paper reloadability experiment

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Beretta Young Gun, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. Beretta Young Gun

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    As promised here is my thread for the number of reloads you can get out of a new Fed. Paper.

    Conditions: 19gr. Red dot, 1 1/8 #7.5 (3 dram eqv), Fiocchi primer, DR windjammer replacement.

    Mec 9000H reloader with univ. Charge bar.

    Ljutic Mid Rib, .740 bore. 705 choke. Release trigger.

    Chronograph calibrated using 2 brand new 3dram AA's (1201FPS,1199FPS) and 2 brand new 3dram STS's (1205FPS,1210FPS)


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    first reload
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    No damage or fatigue.
     
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    Second reload
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    Slight interior crimp tearing.
     
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    #3 reload. Crimp starts to weaken and bulge.
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    Crimp tearing continues

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    Pin holing and cracking starts.
     
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    #4 reload. Crimp bulging worsens
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    Cracking and pin holing worsens.
     
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    #5 reload. Slight buckling starts
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    Cracking worsens.
     
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    #6 reload. Crimp very weak, barely holds.
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    Split now full length of the hull.
     
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    Beretta young gun,

    Nice testing data. Assuming FPS & PSI remained the same (or close)? Paints a clear picture for me...the cost for once fired papers, I'll purchase plastic.


    Again, nice job.
    Kurt
     
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    #7 reload. Shell very tight in the chamber.
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    Recoil noticably lessening.
     
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    Reload #8
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    Recoil and speed drastically falling.
     
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    #9 reload
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    Coroner is on his way.
     
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    Reload #10. Final reload.
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    This hull is OFFICIALLY DEAD. Last speed record,
     
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    Nice data. Shows how performance can be diminished as the crimp/hull weakens.
     
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    Curious as to thoughts on how the outcome would differ with a different loading....
     
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    I heard that Federal is working on a non-toxic spray to put on plastic hulls of any brand. This spray makes the fired plastic hull emit a scent just like a fired federal paper.

    Honest, this is true. I also heard that Pelosi has stock in the chemical company supplying the product.

    No, this is fer reals...(yeah, right!)
     
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    hilarious. Proves that rea life is funnier than a stand-up comedian
     
  17. SevenMaryThree

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    Shooting papers has never been about economy.

    I disagree with grntitian...loss of velocity was due to inability of the hull to obturate and adequately afford a proper gas seal.

    The crimp did its job.
     
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    Where is #11? HMB
     
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    So a rule of thumb is 3 or 4 reloads thru a Paper??
     
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    I thought that was an excellent pictorial. Can you put one together for reloading a once fired broken clay? Just a thought! (Obviously from a simple mind)
     
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