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Some of you will remember these shells

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dr.Longshot, Jan 17, 2012.

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  1. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    These Federal Champion II shells still had the 12C1 wad in them
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    Got camera a little too close, but you get the IDEA

    Federal Champion II 2 3/4-1 1/8th oz #8s

    New and unfired shells.


    Gary Bryant
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  2. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Pretty but crap hulls. Federal tried a polymer other than polyethylene. Shot great new.
     
  3. cueguy

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    I've got several hundred of those. I found one recipe for them in an old manual, but they are a bitch to load and hard shooting buggers. Very pretty though. Nubs Wagner
     
  4. Ed Y

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    I've still got a couple of cases of those from the '76 Grand, when there was 500 in a case. Mine have the gold liberty bell on them.

    Ed Yanchok
     
  5. mrskeet410

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    12C2 wad wasn't it?
     
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    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    These are not that old, but when we moved back in February, I unearthed 750 once-fired Federal Gold Medal paper hulls from the 1992 and 1993 Grand Americans. I reloaded them five times and only had a few with ratty mouths - not a pinhole among them! They sure don't make THEM like they used to.

    Ed

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  7. mark54

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    I still have 2 boxes of new Federal's like that. I picked up every one of them I could get my hands on. Still have a couple hundred of them. I put AA wads in them & got at least 10 loadings out of them. Never had any trouble with the cases.

    mark 54 in Lititz
     
  8. Jawhawker

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    The Champion hulls were loaded with the 12C2 wad. Should be able to see a dark bootom to wad through hull. Most bases of this wad were black as I recall.
     
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    Ed, I have a box of those from the 92 Grand. For some reason there's one missing. Must have put it in my vest and forgot to return it to the box.

    Steve
     
  10. mkstephen

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    Longshot is correct. The very first Champion II shells had the 12C1 wad in them (red base). Later it was changed to the 12C2 (black base) which is tapered.


    I bought a case, 500, of them in 1973 and they had the 12C1 wad in them.



    Michael Stephenson
     
  11. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    How about these...


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    Still can't seem to find my most favorite 27 yard shell... Winchester's old paper Super Target. Wished they'd bring them back out.

    The Blue Magics and RXP are from the 74 and 75 Grand. These are unfired, although the B/M looks like a reload, but it is not!

    WW
     
  12. lostandout

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    the green and blue rxp,s and blue magics are what i started shooting when i was a kid 30 some years ago
     
  13. Dr.Longshot

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    AAAaaaaHHhhh the memories of good ole days $39.00 for 500 shells in a case.

    Those were the days ARCHIE BUNKER


    Gary Bryant
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  14. moose!!!

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    I shot 40+ years ago (I was still in school) and am now Retired and have the time, I am getting back into it. I have 5000 of the old Remington RXP few blue but mostly green. I was told they will load just like the STS and Gun Clubs. Most once or twice fired, will be loading them till they are all used up. I also have about 500 or so Old Win AA will use them up also I was told they are the same Recipt as STS and Gunclubs. Also have about 100 or so fed champions I will pitch them to avoid issues (They are pretty)

    Thanks for your insight
     
  15. TIPPEDWAD

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    Winchester Ranger Papers-Remington Sure Shot-Peters High
    velocity----am I giving my age away?
    Still think the prettiest shell ever was the old Brenneke pink paper
    slugs with the picture of the Auerhahn (SIC?)on each shell..
    My Dad had some shells with Buckshot in them that was crimped onto a
    piece of black casting line. An evil looking proposition!
     
  16. TOOLMAKER 251

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    This is a shell that Ed was referring to which is from the 1976 grand.
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  17. TOOLMAKER 251

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    oes anybody remember these shells? Alliant powder was giving 5 packs out at the grand in the mid 90's.
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  18. Dr.Longshot

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    I have the 5 pack sealed in my dresser un-opened.

    Gary Bryant
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