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Reloading AA's

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by funski, Jun 3, 2012.

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  1. funski

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    Reloading AA

    I've been reading about potential problems reloading AA hulls (dark grays). Exactly what is the problem and what should I be looking out for? I have a ton and have not had any issues and I don't want any. Thanks in advance! Jim
     
  2. Barry C. Roach

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    What problem? The only one I know of is the poor closure at the crimp. It leaves a small hole and a piece of shot can get out . If that's it, you can usually adjust the crimp starter down to eliminate the hole and get a more complete closure. Usually no harm is done to the other brands you reload. Good luck.
     
  3. MDMike

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    Reload them and enjoy. I had the same concerns as funski. IMHO, they load just fine. I did, however, make some fine adjustments to my 9000. It didn't seem to affect the loading of other types of shells.
     
  4. hmb

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    Load them and shoot them. HMB
     
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    AA's are really dangerous to reload. Please send me all you have so that they can be properly disposed of. LOL!!

    Tim
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

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    Wives tale spawned by STS lovers...
     
  7. funski

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    Thank You for the info--I will sleep tonight Jim
     
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    Thank You for the info--I will sleep tonight Jim
     
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    There was some concern about the base wads shooting loose & sticking in the barrel? Clyde
     
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    I find fine grain powder wont wrinkle them, precrimp may need to be changed.

    Craby
     
  11. MDMike

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    That what I had to do, drop the pre crimp a bit.
     
  12. sterlingworth

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    I had a bunch that split right down the middle. I load them once and let them fly. Ray
     
  13. BigM-Perazzi

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    Ray, those were the older first model AA's. all the later ones work fine.

    I can't recall if they were the boxed AA or not..
     
  14. hmb

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    The first generation of the new AAs where the ones with the box around the AA. Those were the ones they had the trouble with. So far I've never seen a AA with a loose base wad. I load them all the time without a problem. HMB
     
  15. shot410ga

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    No problem. Get rid of them. Send them to me, I'll put them to use.
     
  16. slide action

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    The new stryle AA hull is made from much stiffer plactic. Winchester went to the two piece hull constuction because they are cheaper to produce. Because of the stiffer plastic the crimp is stiffer and you might have minor problem closing the crimp and will probably have to adjust your loader. They are not nearly as easy to load as the STS Rem. hulls or the Gun Cllubs for that matter but,the good news is they are cheaper to buy since they are not nearly as in demand as the STS hulls. As far as the base seperating there was the same cooncern when Rem. produced to old All-American hull, but I never had one to do so and I reloaded TOUSANDS of them. You should get several loads out of them!
     
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