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Old Federal Premium hulls question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bill Roberts, Aug 25, 2012.

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  1. Bill Roberts

    Bill Roberts Active Member

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    A friend gave me a couple thousand old Federal Premium hulls. They
    look just like Gold Medals are they the same?

    Thx Bill
     
  2. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    The old Federal Gold Medal hulls were some of the highest quality and best for reloading ever made. Todays GM hulls are not the same.
     
  3. Bill Roberts

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    Thanks guys. We're these before gold medals?

    Thx
     
  4. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    Do they have a paper base wad in them? Federal still markets a Premium hunting case.

    Ajax
     
  5. Bill Roberts

    Bill Roberts Active Member

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    No these are really old
     
  6. JRW

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    Are they the old champions?
     
  7. Bill Roberts

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    All they say is Federal Premium.

    Bill
     
  8. School Teacher

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    I used to shoot these in pigeon loads with size 7 1/2 copper plated shot back in the 1980's for back up loads in games. A friend used these to take his first live turkey with a 2 3/4 inch chambered Remington 1100 field grade with a 30" full choke barrel. They cost about $3 a box more than a standard Gold Medal trap load.

    These hulls, as I remember them were straight walled, ribbed with a solid plastic base wad. They had slightly different loading data from a Gold Medal Plastic or a Paper Champion. They had slightly more case capacity than a standard Gold Medal Plastic or a Paper champion.

    They were excellent hulls and loading data for a current Gold Medal plastic should be sufficient but you better check with Ben at Alliant or find a loading manual from Alliant (Hercules) of the early 1990's.

    Ed Ward
     
  9. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    Assuming they are plastic hulls Ed is probably right, a hunting load for those hulls. I can't find anything that list Federal Premium. Below is all I could find for Federal plastic hulls, that weren't GM, Monarch, etc. Lots of info for Remington Premium hulls. Scan did not turn out good, PM me if Alliant can't help out.

    Wayne


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  10. Bill Roberts

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    Yeah some say 1 1/8 oz 6's and some say 1 1/4 oz of 6's or 7 1/2's.

    They look exactly like a Gold medal hull.

    Thx Bill
     
  11. School Teacher

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    Wayneo:

    The load data looks very familiar. Note the ability to load 1 1/2 oz of shot. These were really nice hulls.

    Ed Ward
     
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