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RELOADING 12 GAUGE REMINGTON GUNCLUBS

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dolphin62, Sep 13, 2009.

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  1. dolphin62

    dolphin62 Member

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    i JUST STARTED RELOADING GUNCLUB HULLS.THEY RELOAD JUST AS NICE AS A STS OR NITRO.

    MY QUESTION IS....ARE THEY OK TO LOAD 5 TIMES BEFORE THROWING AWAY. i LOAD THEM WITH EITHER 7/8'S OR 1 OUNCE LOADS USING GREEN DOT POWDER 17.5 GRAINS)

    THE PLASTIC DOESN'T SEEM TO BE AS HEAVY AS A STS,IS THERE ANY SAFETY PROBLEMS WITH RELOADING THESE HULLS BECAUSE OF THIS.
     
  2. shotgunpeople

    shotgunpeople Active Member

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    Dolphin,

    I reload my Gun Clubs just like I did my STS shells...You will know when to start throwing them away, the mouths will loose their memory and not hold a good crimp. Usually I would get "Up To" five reloads from them, sometimes more.

    I like loading them a lot and have found no safety issues myself, nor am I aware of any.
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    I get just as many loads out of the GC hulls as I do with STS. The plastic is just as resilient as the STS hull material. The only down side with the GC hulls is the steel head which is more difficult to resize than brass. Also, resizing is necessary with the GC hulls if you want them to chamber and extract. Five loadings with the charge you mentioned is no problem, you can probably get double that.
     
  4. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    Mainly just keep an eye on the crimp section. You will see it start to implode when it's tired. You can roll a fresh case's crimp section between your thumb and index finger to get an idea of what it should feel like too. When you roll the crimp section from a tired case like that you can feel the crimp section has gotten soft.
     
  5. Quack Shot

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    It would not be unusual to get five loadings from the Gun Clubs. Especially if you are using lighter loads. Inspect the hulls like you would any other hull and toss them when they are showing the first signs of needing retirement. Tape and Elmer's should not be used to get another loading out of them. :) I don't see much difference in longevity between the Gun Clubs and the STS/Nitro hulls.
     
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