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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

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

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    Like the other said. Trash the Federals and go with Remingtons.
     
  7. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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

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    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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