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How much are Federal Paper hulls worth?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by zzt, Jul 9, 2011.

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  1. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    I'm toying with the idea of buying 5 flats of Federal Paper 12 ga shells to try, since everyone raves about how soft shooting they are. How much are once-fired, never hit the ground papers worth (I'll have 1250)?
     
  2. short shucker

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    About a nickle a piece. Same as STS hull. They don't shoot any softer, but they smell real good!

    ss
     
  3. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    thank's all.
     
  4. superxjeff

    superxjeff Active Member

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    I guess me and hundreds like me all share the same delusion that a paper has less felt recoil.Jeff
     
  5. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    I've got a three cases of 12 gauge papers for anyone interested, in the Chicago Metro area... $50/cs local P/U only.

    Update... "papers" sold, pending funds

    Jay
     
  6. miner1

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    I just sold 1000 that I shot during a state shoot for .04 cents
     
  7. W.P.T.

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    The worth of things usually depend on if you are the buyer or the seller ... I have people tell me about deals they get all the time, but the deal can never be duplicated for some reason except on a rare occasion ... Reality is anything you are selling is worth whatever someone will pay for it ... If you price it to high it'll never sell, if you price it to low people think there is someting wrong with it and again, it'll never sell ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  8. hmb

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    $62.50. HMB
     
  9. dead on 4

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    The newer one's are worth .02 if that, most split the tubes after the first fire. Many separate the base head on the first reload. These newer hulls are a product of Federal thrifting (taking content out of the tube to save money and control costs) The earlier hulls about '95 and before have a much thicker tube making better reloads. These earlier hulls command a higher prices because they're just better. Finding early good clean once fired hulls are getting tougher to find. I would think these would command between and nickle and dime, depending where you live.

    Surfer
     
  10. BigM-Perazzi

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    Dead one those were the smooth plastics. The currentpapers are fine...
     
  11. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    If you're not familiar with those nice, thick, well waxed Federal papers from the 60's and 70's you know not of what you speak!!
     
  12. cubancigar2000

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    I load nothing but Fed papers and have ever since I could no longer get Actives
     
  13. dead on 4

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    I have between 6 to 7 thousand maybe more once fired paper hulls remaining in my stash, all are at least 25 years old. I can assure you they are far superior to todays offering by a wide margin.

    I have been given current production hulls by well meanig friends and give them away to others because of the problems I mentioned earlier in this thresd.

    Surfer
     
  14. BigM-Perazzi

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    Wow! Guess it's just our luck we have no problems getting several reloads with the current ones. Go figure...
     
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