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Wal-Mart Federals

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bkt514, Apr 18, 2011.

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  1. bkt514

    bkt514 Active Member

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    Usually I reload the Wal-Mart discount shells, with the steel base one time and pitch them. Do you treat the Federals as needing a tapered wad, or a staight wad as required by the Federal Gold Medals? Or does it even matter??
     
  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Use the same data as the Gold Metal Federals.
     
  3. Jim Porter

    Jim Porter Well-Known Member

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    I use these and toss them after one loading. I use 18.5 Red Dot, CB 2118-12 (replaces Fed 12S3) and 1 1/8 of #8. This is my favorite 16yd and doubles load. VERY consistant and crushes targets. Load is straight out of the manual.
     
  4. fssberson

    fssberson Active Member

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    The hull is a straight wall hull. Load accordingly. Fred
     
  5. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    Straight wall case. With the faster powders and lighter shot charges it is better use the wad for a straight wall case.

    If you are using them for game loads with slow powders and large shot charges it does not seem to matter. As you can tell by some of the reloading manuals.

    Ajax
     
  6. bkt514

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    Will treat like (or as if)they were Gold Medals, usually straight wall hulls, and on-line reloading data! Thanks for the information!!
     
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