Does anyone know (or remember) when federal introduced the plastic champion II shell? I have come into possession of a full box and remember shooting some in teh early 70's. Thanks Okieshootist (David H)
I still have almost a full case of the commemorative ones from the 1976 Grand, celebrating the Bi-centenial. They are the ones with the gold Liberty Bell on them. As I recall, they used a wad, similar to the 12C-1, but it had a darker base.
Later on when they changed from the 12C-2, they used the 12S-1, commonly called the pushin cusion. That was the was they released for reloading. It had a much smaller diameter base because of the extreme taper of the hull. These wads work great in the new HS-AA. BRGII
Here's a pic of what they looked like. They used a wad called the "12C2" which was just like like the 12C1 used in paper shells, but had a black base rather than maroon, and was made for the tapered wall hull of the Champion II rather than straight wall of the paper. ....Rick