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Reloading Winchester Hulls ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Mike2043, Apr 14, 2013.

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  1. Mike2043

    Mike2043 TS Member

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    Hello guy's.
    I picked up some Winchester brass at the range & I'm curious about using it for reloading. There are 3 different kinds of hulls. I got some Internationals, that I understand are not good for reloading. I also got some that have a W on them some say 7 1/2 heavy & some say lite 8. The third group have an X on the hull. Are any of these good for reloading? I have Been reloading strictly Remington's so far.

    Thanks in Advance,
    Mike
     
  2. grouse 1970

    grouse 1970 Member

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    to me they are all junk due to the fact they have a plastic base wad which may become loose and if u are not looking down the barrel after u shoot and the base wad ended up in ur barrel then load a new shell u may possibly blow ur gun up The best Win hulls are the old AA from the the 1970's-1980's
     
  3. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    I only load Remington target hulls. The rest go in the dumpster. Mark
     
  4. Avaldes

    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    Winchester AA's are fine reloading hulls. They had an issue with migrating base wads about 7 or 8 years ago. Since updating to a better design to lock in the base wad, they are very good quality. Just look for a head stamp that says "AA-HS." You will need to lower your crimp from Remington STS settings since AA's are about 1/8" shorter when open.

    The other Winchesters with steel heads are maybe good for a single reload. Like Top Guns, Estates, etc.

    If you are more comfortable with Remingtons and the one piece design then you may be happier sticking to them and that way you don't have to adjust your machine. But the fact is that the HS variant of the AA's are great for many reloads.
     
  5. Mike2043

    Mike2043 TS Member

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    Thanks guys.
     
  6. Redcobra

    Redcobra Active Member

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    I reload winchester Super Targets 5 or 6 times using AAHS formulas with good success.
     
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