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Reloading STS Green and Gold Hulls

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by UpNorthMN, Feb 22, 2011.

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  1. UpNorthMN

    UpNorthMN Active Member

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    Are the green Remington STS hulls and their gold handicap hulls the same from a reloading perspective?
     
  2. blkcloud

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    I think so, I run both of them through my 9000 at the same time and use the same components..
     
  3. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    For the most part Yes. Load them both the same.

    Matt
     
  4. cunninmp

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    Reloading data is the same. Also for Gun Clubs.
     
  5. Trap2

    Trap2 Well-Known Member

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    Yes! They are identical hulls, just different colors... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  6. dverna

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    No difference except color.

    Don Verna
     
  7. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Remington says just different colored dye but I seem to get more reloads out of the Green case?

    Ajax
     
  8. wolfram

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    Yes and you can throw the Remington Gun Clubs into that group as well.
     
  9. Kevin Fleming

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    .... and the eight point crimp field load hulls (black)
     
  10. psfive

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    And they are all better than the new AA's. Paul in Nebraska.
     
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    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I even get good crimps out of the 6-point Remington field hulls.
     
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    While on this subject,I must say I'm disappointed.During our winter league I decided to get some Nitros,and STS's,because everyone says they load better.Really????Not by my experience this winter,after 2 or 3 reloads,both showed the same signs of splitting as any Gun clubs I've loaded.Now I'm questioning why spend the extra bucks if the shells won't reload better,or more times than gun clubs.The fella that got me into this sport last year was surprised at what I told him today.3 times is the max so far on them,but I've reloaded gun clubs that many times also.Soooooo,where's the savings by spending more on these shells???Not that it matters,but I reload all with 1 oz. and 18.8 grn dot.You'd think that using a lighter load than what comes in them,maybe they'sd last a bit longer.Only thing they do consistently is good crimps.

    Doug H.
     
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    The grey aa hulls,I have to readjust a lot of settings on my mec to get them to look as good as remingtons and always seem to have some kind of hole in the center of crimp no matter what adjustments I make.

    Doug H.
     
  14. bluskyshooter

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    Doug,
    For me .. on a MEC9000 - the brass base of the STS means a little easier "pull" on the handle compared to the Gun Club. Also, I like how the STS slip into my chamber easier. Occasionally, I will have a Gun Club be a tight fit. Plus, they just "feel and look" better !!
     
  15. Stl Flyn

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    STS has been the hull I have loaded for ten years, with 3dr. Red Dot. When I first used them, AA Winchesters were the hull most used. That was before they changed the plastic. I could buy clay boxes full of once fired STS hulls for $4.00. Then everyone and there brother found out how good they were and Winchester tried to copy them and that was the end of that. I still have hulls from back then that have at least 8 reloads on them and some are just starting to crack at the crimp. I have noticed however that the Nitro hulls do not last as long for some reason. They are also vary in length quite a bit. Some are actually about 3/16" taller than the rest. They catch on the wad guide, of my 366. STS is the best hull to reload in my opinion and has been since I started reloading 20 years ago. Jon
     
  16. hmb

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    Use Red Dot and they will last longer. HMB
     
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