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Make you own or use factory

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jmunsell, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. jmunsell

    jmunsell Banned User Banned

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    Do you reload your own or use factory shells when you shoot competitions? I usually just reload my own with good lead.
     
  2. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    Reload my own. Have never seen the difference between the two in my scores or shooting.

    Bryan
     
  3. Sky Buster

    Sky Buster Sky Buster TS Supporters

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    Use reloads for practice and league shooting. Use factory
    for the big shoots.
     
  4. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    All new, always being as I don't have a reloader after selling the one I had over 30 years ago ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  5. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Reload if you enjoy reloading.

    Use factory if you don't.
     
  6. sterlingworth

    sterlingworth Active Member

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    I shoot better scores with my reloads thank you.
     
  7. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    I'll go with my reloads or if I can afford it at the time I'll use premium factory shells. I don't believe the cheaper factory shells are a match to what I can load using premium components.
     
  8. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    I have done it both ways. In the past couple of years most everything has been factory loads for me just because I can't get the components to load shells for any significant savings over factory shells. Also it is quite liberating to not have to deal with all those hulls. Just shoot em and let em fly. (I can hear the hull cops now)

    And yes you can break winning scores with the lower cost factory loads.
     
  9. School Teacher

    School Teacher Well-Known Member

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    I buy new Federal Premium shells, paper and plastic, and shoot these for registered. I then reload the premium hulls for both registered and practice using Green Dot and magnum 7 1/2's. It is nice to shoot new premium shells. I do not like or shoot shells with steel heads. I also reload for games,

    Ed Ward
     
  10. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    I shoot reloads for everything. However, I've had 6 or 7 flats of STS Light 8s and Nitro 27s in the garage for several years, just in case I get caught short or get lazy.
     
  11. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    A supplier told me that he had been informed that the ammo companies were going to start discontinuing their discount line of target shells in favor of producing more premium shells.........he said profit margins were too slim in the discount line...........I guess time will tell.
     
  12. likemybrownings

    likemybrownings Active Member

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    I specialize in my reloads, seems I can concockt softer,, more acccurate loads than I can buy. just my own thoughts
    DB
     
  13. mike campbell

    mike campbell Active Member

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    Whatever's best; always a handload.
     
  14. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    New ammo, sold all my presses and stuff when I moved to Fl.

    Phil Berkowitz