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Hulls that have a cardboard base?????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by fly, Nov 7, 2010.

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  1. fly

    fly Active Member

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    What hulls that we reload these days have the paper base wad? If you load these types 1 time, does it reduce the risk of a stuck wad in the barrel, or are you at risk from 1 reload?
     
  2. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Federal Top Guns, one that is highly sold and shot.


    Gary Bryant
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  3. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    fly:

    Estates are another example.

    Because Estates and Top Guns are so abundant, I only load them once. I don't consider reloading them a risky venture.

    sissy
     
  4. BigDave1200

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    A lot of guys at our club reload them many times. I have only seen once where someone had a separation problem and I believe that was because he was using AA style wads instead of a federal clone. The federal top guns are a straight walled case and you have to use a straight walled wad like federal or you will get too much powder burn up the side of the case making the case walls week causing the problem of separation.

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  5. skeeljc

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    All Federal Top Guns have a fiber base wad.

    Some Estates have fiber base wads and some have a plastic base wad.

    Some Fiocchi hulls have a fiber base wad and some have plastic.

    I load Top Guns and Fiocchis up to three times.

    Jim Skeel
     
  6. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Jim Skeel:

    Good catch. Estates with the plastic base wad were manufactured by Cheddite. After Federal bought the Estate brand several years ago, the base wad was changed to the cardboard (actually wound paper) version.

    I haven't seen an old Cheddite made Estate for some time but we shouldn't assume data is interchangable between the two.

    sissy
     
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