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Would you shoot this reload ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by hwy13, Apr 22, 2012.

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  1. hwy13

    hwy13 Member

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    Hey Folk's !!
    Do you shoot split hull reloads ?
    Or do you run them through the un - loader?

    Also after accumulating a box of ugly reloads, you find out they
    break targets from the 16yd line just fine at your practice session
    Do you dare use them for registered targets ? Will a ugly reload cost
    you a target ?
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  2. tanda1

    tanda1 Active Member

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    Save them for practice or take them apart. They will most likely still break the target,especially from the 16. But you thinking about it will will get you a big fat 0.
     
  3. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    Not a problem, once they look like that I throw them away, after the trigger pull.

    Just looks like one I might have missed.

    From the 16 or 27 still broke birds as long as I did my part.
     
  4. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Shoot it and chuck it.
     
  5. Shotgun5

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    I MARK THEM SO WHEN I SHOT THEM I LET THEM HIT THE GROUND.
     
  6. Birch1007

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    Shoot it then chuck ALL of them in that lot. They are worn out and they will all start looking like that shortly. Hulls are cheap.
     
  7. oz

    oz Active Member

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    the gold remingtons are weak. don't last long. the green sts's last a very long time. oz
     
  8. Dennisw

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    That looks like one of my Better reloads...
     
  9. jmac_cope

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    I have a cardboard box that I pitch all my imperfect reloads in. I shoot these shells in very informal practice. I have never had a problem with any shell that had a goofy looking crimp or a primer that was a little high.
    Anything with a bulge or off looking hull, I pitch without shooting.

    JMAC
     
  10. Snowjet

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    Put a piece of electrical tape on,and shoot it.
     
  11. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Snowjet, I would not write that on a public site. Somewhere, your name and address is in the file. You could be liable if someone took your statement as gosple and got hurt.

    In today's world, don't take a chance.

    I'd delete your post.
     
  12. fly

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    i would take all my bad shells and box them up for practice taking note of the score. Most work fine. I know a guy from the local club that won the Grand years ago, and he would shoot Federal Papers until they fell apart. He shook the brass out of the receiver, and slid his pinky in the barrel to extract the hull. He broke lots of 25's.
     
  13. Trail

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    I do what JMAC does. Accumulate shells for practice. they get thrown out afterward.

    Trail
     
  14. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    The 1st shell would go into a box until I he enough to get out my deloader to salvage the components.


    The 2nd pictured shell would go into my "practice" box. Those practice hulls do not come home again.
     
  15. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    If you even think you have junk ammo your scores will suffer. Having been a 'hull whore' for a couple of decades I have to confess to using some hulls past their usefull lives. Then I evolved a bit and realized good hulls were not that hard to come by. Scrap the crap - don't shoot it.

    The most recent evolution has me shooting factory loaded Estate ammo and loving every minute of it. I don't give the ammo a second thought when its game time - that right there is worth every nickle extra that the new ammo costs (and it really is just a matter of a few nickles)
     
  16. Barkingspider21

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    I will shoot a "goofy" crimp but NEVER a split case. Nope, bad idea. Woody
     
  17. bigbore613

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    Sounds like we found the dumb asses who blow up guns. Jeff
     
  18. LDAdd

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    I don't particularly like the idea of hot flame coming our of that "pre-split" hull against the walls of my Kolar, Browning and Perazzi chambers. Throw them into the cut-apart box. I can envision pitted chambers...

    Larry Addison
     
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