If you have some pocket-change left from what BP did to you, buy a flat or two of AA before 30 Sept and get the $20/flat rebate, and there's your bullets for $7/box, and you get $3.50 worth of hulls for 'free'.
Or ... making even more sense to me all the time (contemplating getting set-up for 28ga sporting clays) pick up all the junk 28ga hulls you can find (nobody picks up Rio or Fiocchi or Federal, and they all load the same); load them 2-3-4 times and fling'em.
What powder are you using, and are you loading for hunting or shooting?
tammike and goatskin, not wanting to hijack y'alls thread and comments, if you would be interested in some "old" once-fired Winchester AA's (also mixed in are some Upland, Super-X, and various others), but all of them are the one-piece, standard 6-point crimp that everyone loved so much before the new style HS hulls. I have boxed them up in the USPS Priority mailing boxes (350 hulls per box) and I am only asking $35.00 per box plus shipping if anyone is interested in them. I think $0.10 a hull for some good, once-fired, old-style AA's is a good deal. Let me know if any of y'all might be interested in some of these hulls.
I ended up buying a huge amount of hulls from my old gunsmith's widow after he passed away to help her with some things as well as clean up lots of storage space he had been using for wads and hulls. I have lots of newer style stuff, along with enough older style stuff as well, to suit my needs for small gauge shooting. Might regret selling these, but as of now, I have all of the little gun stuff I can shoot.
I'm currently using universal clays, pt28 remington wad, and NSSA max legal shot charge, and have had no problem getting everything to fit. In fact, even though the HS shell takes a little more powder than the STS, everything fits ALOT better than it did in the STS hull. I have heard about component fitting issues, but have no first hand experience. I only use factory wads for competition, and had alot of rem wads left over from shooting sts, so I'll just keep running with those.
All "old"-style one-piece Winchester AA 28 gauge hulls are SOLD. Thanks
Jackie (Shooting Jack), per my earlier e-mail, the 28 gauge hulls I have for sale are yours and will get with you on the totals and the shipping charges after I find the most cost-effective way to get them to you. I will probably take them out of the USPS "Priority Mail" boxes and incorporate a few of these boxes into White Flyer target boxes and seal them up that way and probably ship them via UPS, if that's alright with you. Mike* (MH*)
I got home to find the hulls already sitting on my front porch. Not sure when they came but they look good. Shipping containers held up very well. Will get a check out to you tomorrow. Thanks again. Jackie B.