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Shells to reload

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Redcobra, Sep 5, 2012.

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  1. Redcobra

    Redcobra Active Member

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    Going to start reloading 12 gauge.
    I know Rem STS/Gun Clubs and Win AA hulls are good to go,
    But what about Rios, Win Super Targets, Estate Super Sport,or Fed Top Gun?
    Thanks,
    Alan
     
  2. Rufus80

    Rufus80 TS Member

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    Have had good luck with all mentioned except the Rios. Most Rios have six point crimps and rios primers are larger than win, rem, fed, so they will fall out of the primer pocket of a rio shell.
     
  3. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Listen to Rufus. He knows. Throw-a-way hulls reload fine. the steel bases may or may not create an issue. Likely not if you shoot a modern gun. PIck the hulls you want and then look into the reloading data. Pick a cheap powder like Promo and choose a primer that is popular like a AA. AA pprimers work well im a lot of hhulls. Use clone wads and use a progressive reloader. Pull thehandle initially. You will find yo like reloads because you can tailor make light or hevey loads ad your choice. Ido that.
     
  4. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    Rio ammo built a plant in TN, and has aggressively pursued the market. As a result, there is an unlimited supply of Rio brass on most gun club grounds.

    Buy the RIO primer, pick up the hulls and load them. Use Cheddite hull data, and Fed 209A primer data. These hulls are made for bulky powders like Clays, Red Dot, Solo 1000, REX, Green Dot, etc.

    Light target loads? Use Fed GM info.

    I typically load Eurotrash, and give "good" hulls to friends.
     
  5. skeeljc

    skeeljc Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    The Federal Top Gun is my favorite hull. I load them once and let them fly away out of my Beretta auto. Use Federal Gold Medal data.

    Jim Skeel<BR>P/W Dealer/Distributor
     
  6. langener

    langener TS Member

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    Reloading Remington's Gun Club for several years. It makes a very good shell for one time use.
    My Grabber makes them look like factory loads.
     
  7. Dave P

    Dave P TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    All Remingtons load nicely and the same way.
     
  8. slide action

    slide action Well-Known Member

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    The Remington Gun Clubs load just like the STS,last almost as long! The Winchester Super Target is a well kept secret. Some of the crimps aren't beautiful,but, they reload well and you can get a 2 0r 3 loads out of them. The Fed. Top Gun (same hull as the Wally World value packs) load very well. Just make sure to use a straight wall hull wad with them.
     
  9. Jason Hassler

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    Better be careful letting your shells fly, those people from the throwing your hulls on the ground lynch mob will be after you.
     
  10. MDMike

    MDMike Well-Known Member

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    I've loaded the gun clubs and Super targets with success...

    I might add much success.... Although my friends consider me "frugal"....
     
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