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Bill, it is against ATA rules to use an 8 gauge. I know that you feel it may give you an edge, but it's highly frowned upon.
 

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Bill, I will see if I can spare any. Find an industry that uses a kiln gun. They are 8ga and shoot 3 1/2oz zinc slugs to knock "klinkers" off the inside of industrial kilns. They are 98% of what I load. They are loaded by Winchester and the emptys can usally be had for the asking. My source dried up or I would send you a some. I could have had a friend make me a set of crimpimg dies for a Mec but instaed I just roll crimp them.

I don't know what kind of pressure your gun can take as mine is a modern 8ga I shoot pretty stout loads. Jeff
 

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Remington also still makes 8 gauge shells for industry. You might be able to get the hulls from precision reloading or ballistic products.
 

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For new brass shells, try Rocky Mountain Cartridge LLC, of Cody WY. They make them to order, since they are turned from solid brass I don't imagine they are cheap, however they should last indefinately.

http://www.rockymountaincartridge.com/

You can have them made anyway you want with primer pockets cut for 209's or large rifle primers.

RMC also makes reloading tools for these and there is a complete instructional on their website also. It's a good read.

I got this source from a two part article on loading Brass Shotshells, from June and August 2010 Handloader Magazine Issues #266 & #267. You can order just those back issues if you like. The article was mainly geared to 12 ga shells, but the techniques will be the same for 8 ga.

I hope some of this helps you out, This sounds like a real fun project, and I hope you will keep us informed on your progress. I can almost see that thing bellering, and belching smoke and fire.

Wow! I just saw the gun! nice piece! I hope you enjoy it.

Randy
 

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Well Bill...I guess that would be acceptable. It's the noise that bothers most people, so if you load them light like that, I wouldn't see a problem.
 

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Bill, let us know when you get provenance information from Greener. It may be very interesting. What exactly do you want to do with the Greener? If you want to hunt with it, getting or loading ammuntion is very easy. You really don't need loading tools.
 

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Bill, let us know when you get provenance information from Greener. It may be very interesting. What exactly do you want to do with the Greener? If you want to hunt with it, getting or loading ammuntion is very easy. You really don't need loading tools.
 
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