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Gun Club hulls

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by capvan, May 25, 2012.

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  1. capvan

    capvan Active Member

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    Not for sale...

    I just came across a very large tub of Remington Gun Club Hulls. Are these similar to the STS hulls everyone talks about? Should I come up with a load for these or dump them? I've only shot AA's for the last umpteen years.

    Thanks for your advice.

    Bruce
     
  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    They can be loaded just like the STS/Nitro hulls. I load them once and toss them but my buddy gets at least 5 loads out of them. Good hull other than being steel based.
     
  3. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Aside from the steel head, there's nothing wrong with them - and a steel head isn't "wrong;" it just isn't the more common brass head that is easier to resize.

    Ed
     
  4. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    What Steve said is right. I kept a batch and loaded them for games all one summer. I got tired of looking at them(they do get dirty) and finally threw them away. Watch for burn rings around the primers.

    Ajax
     
  5. guinner16

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    I just started loading them, and have loaded a couple of them three times. After three reloads they look just like sts's and nitro's after three loads. the only think I notice is it's a little harder pulling on the handle of my spolar. Other than that they are great and always plenty of them for free.
     
  6. paul7177

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    I run them through a MEC Super Sizer before reloading them on my PW.
    They last just as long as any premium hull.
     
  7. warren

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    They last just as long as STS not as pretty but when you pull the trigger the gun goes boom.

    warren
     
  8. Uncle Screech

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    I tend to get about 6-8 loads out of them, as mentioned above check for burn residue around the primer, that's my indicator they are done. I don't change anything whether STS or GC hulls, recipes are the same.
     
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    17.5 to 18 grains 700X, Claybuster CB-1125 wad, 1 1/8oz. 7 1/2shot.

    PULL---BANG---DEAD BIRD!!!

    Seems to work out good for me. After about the 4th reloading, I run them thru a Mec Case Conditioner just for the heck of it. Really it is because I load for a friend and she has a newer 870 than I do and her chamber is tighter.

    Chuck
     
  10. FRedmon

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    I have about 8000 - that ought to last me awhile....

    FRedmon
     
  11. goose2

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    When I loaded them on my Patriot the machine struggled when it punched the finished shell out of the die. My Patriot and my 800+ both clunked really bad with steel based hulls.
     
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    I've heard separately resizing helps on the PW's
     
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    It's harder to re size the.steel. base verse the brass simple science. Load a lighter load to keep it.from expanding the.base. Works like a champ in a mec.
     
  14. revbook

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    They are crap hulls......send them to me and I will get rid of them for you.

    Don in PA
     
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    With my 9000E and its Automate, I can't tell the difference between an STS or Gun Club hull - the buttons are no harder to push!

    Ed
     
  16. Rick in Ohio

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    I just throw ed some away that's been reloaded 15 times...... I think they could have been reloaded one more time but I told myself to get out some new once and start the summer out right. I think the gun clubs last longer than the STS hulls.

    After 5 or 6 times of reloading the STS hulls your going to find splits cases and I haven't seen the first Gun Club hull split even after its been reloaded 15 times.
     
  17. doublegundarnet

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    I would rather load them over STS or Nitros.
     
  18. Shoot-at-em

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    I'm with you, I'd rather laod them than STS/Nitros. I use a MEC 650 and I sometimes have trouble with the wad with the STS. Rarely with the GC. I am now tossing the STS's and keeping the GC.
     
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    I just started reloading these hulls. They really load nice, they remind me of the old RXP hulls.
     
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    They have a thicker plastic than STS and will stick in station one and two on a RCBS grand machine on the downstroke, pulling out of the snappy finger things. Drives me nutz!. It helps me to heat them with a french-fry light so they are more pliable. Given the choice I would take the STS but gun clubs are always in the toss buckets so free is good.
     
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