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Reloading Federal Hulls

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by redbone99, Mar 9, 2010.

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  1. redbone99

    redbone99 Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Anybody reload the Fed.Maroon hulls with the 7/16' paper base wad. These are the Dove Load hulls.I find no listing in the manuals for this. I would like to find a 7/8oz load using Red Dot. Thanks ahead for any info. Dave
  2. 56007

    56007 TS Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    For 7/8 oz loads forget the Federals. Try Winchester AA or Remington instead.
    Because of their construction, these hulls are much better suited to 7/8 oz loads than Federals are. Both Hodgdon and Alliant have many 7/8 oz loads for these hulls on their web sites.
  3. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Why start with one of the largest interior, straight wall hulls out there for 7/8 oz loads. Listen to 56007.
  4. Ljutic111

    Ljutic111 TS Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    RGC`s , STS`s or the Gold Remingtons . Leave the Federals for the dump .
  5. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Life's to short to reload Federals. Well maybe just the papers? Break-em all. Jeff
  6. kraiza

    kraiza Active Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Like the other said. Trash the Federals and go with Remingtons.
  7. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    Nashville Tn
    Send those Fed hulls to me and I will make sure they are taken care of. LOL

    Seriously, make sure they have not been wet. I guess you have noticed they have a BIG boiler room. They like bulky powder. I prefer Solo 1000, but Red Dot and similar powders work well.

    Use the 12SO or similar Clone wad. I use 22 gr Solo 1000, the Claybuster 12SO clone, Cheddite, Nobel or Fiocchi primer, and of course, 24 grams of good 7 1/2 shot. I load these guys once and toss them. They are generally free for the taking, and no need to put good components in a tired hull.

    If you want to stay with Red Dot, that is a good choice. It has been around since Noah shot clay targets thrown off the ark, and for good reason. If I were not hooked on Solo 1000, I would surely go back to Red Dot.

    Unless you want a Bunker Load, 20 gr is spicy, light in recoil, and is sudden death on clay targets.
  8. acorange

    acorange Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    S.E. Iowa
    7/8 oz. loads and Federals don't mix.
    A good 1 oz. load though is a 12S3 wad [or copy] and 19gr. of Green Dot.
    I know it seems strange to use a 1 1/8 wad for loading a 1 oz. load but it works. I found this load in an old Hercules manual.
    I found that I had less shell buckling with this wad than actual 1oz. wads.
    Again these shells are always FREE but just load them once. IMO
  9. huntinmama

    huntinmama TS Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    I reload these only for dove loads or trap/sporting clay fun days were you toss your shells, might hit the ground or is raining. I carefully inspect each shell because some are not fit to reload even the once. and after reloaded once i toss. I use Clay dot powder and DR XXL-orange 1 oz wads that are made for these straight wall hulls. we are happy with our loads.

    God Bless the USA
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