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Federal Paper shells

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by JACK, Jan 31, 2010.

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  1. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Get out your big checkbook
     
  2. WoodsonEnt

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    They run $10.00 a flat higher than Federal Gold Medal plastic. Yes, they can be reloaded.

    Matt Woodson
     
  3. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Be sure and put them in your wifes oven on a cookie sheet and bake them at 150 degrees to 200 degrees for 15 minutes to dry them out before re-loading, makes a world of difference, come out like new shells.


    Gary Bryant
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  4. Neil Winston

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    Just reload them once or at most twice. The same as you do GM plastics will do fine assuming you are reloading from a guide. I don't know about crimp; MEC's like a plain crimp starter with them, no "ribs" inside.

    Neil
     
  5. grnberetcj

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    I have a 366 and did not change from the 8 to 6 point crimp.

    Curt
     
  6. stingray44130

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    I reload mine 10 15 times no problems won,t hold crimp as nice at the end why would i lie try it they will take it pin hole hurt nothing never had one go down the barrel i pull mine out of the gun so i woulf know
     
  7. RunGunIPSC

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    I find it very unusual to get more than three reloads from Fed paper. I use Fed wads,Fed 209A primers & about 20-21 PB. I have chronoed the first reload at 1120 & at the 3rd it is 1100. I use Fed new factory Extra Lite shells as a standard over the chrono. They pinhole where the brass meets the paper. I stop loadind after that. If I had a source of free once fired hulls,Fed paper would be it. I used to be able to buy them for $2-3 a clay target box full back in the mid-80's
     
  8. phirel

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    stingray44130- For me, two reloads were about the maximum. They should be tossed before the small pin holes appear just above the brass. I remember them separating in the final crimp stage leaving everything in the die except the brass base. What a mess.

    Pat Ireland
     
  9. tonygrz

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    When they begin to show holes, they become hunting loads that are disposed of after shooting. Great dove and quail load in lite spanish SXS shotguns.

    Tony G (TX)
     
  10. whiz white

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    Someone reloads Federal papers 10-15 times?

    WOW and UNBELIEVABLE!

    After about two reloads they start to burn small pin holes in the paper and around the base of the brass.

    I find it hard to believe more than 3-4 times.

    Whiz
     
  11. Jerry Parr

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    LOL! I used to get 2 good, 3 marginal, and if I ever tried 4, I would be pulling out pinholed, mushy newspaper crimps. 5 would be ridiculous to even try. 10 or 15???? That is not bullsh t, that is pathological brontosaurus style sh t! Wow!
     
  12. Anchorsteam

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    ...maybe the 150-degree oven trick causes the Federal paper hulls to develop pinholes??? I've never seen pinholes before.
     
  13. Anchorsteam

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    ...maybe the 150-degree oven trick causes the Federal paper hulls to develop pinholes??? I've never seen pinholes before.
     
  14. omgb

    omgb Well-Known Member

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    I shoot papers all the time, I've never gotten more than 3-4 reloads with 4 bing a rare exception.
     
  15. Hill topper

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    If you load Federal paper over two times you will see pin holes.
    Just the nature of the beast.

    ed
     
  16. Anchorsteam

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    Interesting. I have lots of them waiting to be reloaded. Are they ok for registered or practice only?
     
  17. Neil Winston

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    Marlon, they are not legal for ATA trap since they are considered "an unfair advantage." If you live out west, though you still can shoot them in PITA events until they close the door, that is.

    Neil, who gets fifty reloads from them - minimum!

    PS Let me check - this is Trapshooters.com, right? Where FLDHAC?
     
  18. Hitapair

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    3-4s about the max for me.
     
  19. Anchorsteam

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    Unfair advantage??? That's the funniest thing I've seen on this Forum.
     
  20. Smithy47

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    I have been reloading them for about a year. I go through them after I shoot each box and cull out the bad ones, with the pin holes starting at the top of the brass where it meets the paper.

    I get about 3 reloads out of a lot of them, 4 reloads out of some of them, seldom more that that.

    They reload easily and shoot great with 7/8 oz. loads.

    Bob
     
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