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#3112917 - 01/07/13 04:34 PM Anyone reload shotshells?
Jroberts238
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Im looking at reloading my shotshells but I had a few questions.

1. How many reloads can you get out of 1 shell?

2. What kinda of powder do you use?

3. Plastic wads or the disk shaped?

Just a few that google hasn't fully answered.

I'm reloading for 12 guage
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#3113004 - 01/07/13 05:25 PM Re: Anyone reload shotshells? [Re: Jroberts238]
pcrc
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#1. I usually can get 5-6 out of Remington. I know some guys who reload 410 hulls until they have to tape them shut.
#2. Titewad
#3. Plastic wads

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#3113016 - 01/07/13 05:37 PM Re: Anyone reload shotshells? [Re: Jroberts238]
Kimberman
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Let me preface this by saying I haven't reloaded a shotgun shell in 10 years, but I loaded thousands upon thousands before that. Some hull deigns may have changed, but for the most part they are pretty much the same.

1. Depends on the hull. Remington STS/Nitro27 hulls lasted the longest when I was doing it. I never really counted but I would guess they would go 5-8 times before they started cracking at the crimp. Win AA and Federal Gold Medal hulls lasted about the same.

2. We used a lot of Hodgdon Clays. You didn't say if you were reloading for hunting or target use, but I am assuming you are loading for target/upland, and if so Clays or International Clays burns clean, and is a fairly low recoil powder.

3. Plastic wads are the only way to go, just be sure to get wads that are designed for the hulls you are reloading. We used a lot of Claybuster wads. They were copies of the name brand wads that performed equally well for less money.
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#3113094 - 01/07/13 06:23 PM Re: Anyone reload shotshells? [Re: Kimberman]
JimFromTN
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I have not done it in many years but I have reloaded thousands of shells and I took trap and skeet back in college for a PE course and we reloaded all of the shells we used. I would not worry too much about the life of a shell. We used cheap hulls in class and we would reloaded hulls that I never would have thought to reload because of their condition but the instructor said not to worry about it. My favorite shells are winchester AA's. I use winchester plastic wads and I have used Unique, Herco, and Blue Dot powders.
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#3113192 - 01/07/13 07:04 PM Re: Anyone reload shotshells? [Re: Jroberts238]
rukiddin?
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 Originally Posted By: Jroberts238
Im looking at reloading my shotshells but I had a few questions.

1. How many reloads can you get out of 1 shell?

2. What kinda of powder do you use?

3. Plastic wads or the disk shaped?

Just a few that google hasn't fully answered.

I'm reloading for 12 guage


I reload 12, 20 and 28 gauge.
1. Depends on hull. Rem gun clubs and nitro 27's I have some that are on their 9th reload and probably have at least 2 more left in'em. AA's: average 6-8. I really like the Nitro 27's and gun clubs for the 12 gauge. My gun does not like reloaded gun clubs in a 20ga though.
2. Promo for my 12 gauge. 20/28 for my 20 and 28's.
3. Plastic wads. I'm using claybusters in my 20 and 28's but recently switched to Down Range wads for my 12.


Edited by rukiddin? (01/07/13 07:06 PM)
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#3113804 - 01/07/13 09:37 PM Re: Anyone reload shotshells? [Re: rukiddin?]
Rockhound
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I load 10 ga. Turkey loads

1. 2 at most

2. Alliant steel and blue dot

3. Wads

4. Its alot of dam trouble

5. Unless you shoot a crap load forget about it
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#3113863 - 01/07/13 09:59 PM Re: Anyone reload shotshells? [Re: Rockhound]
ratsnakeboogy
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I reloaded them until lead shot got astronomical in price. I can buy shells almost as cheap as reloading them with today's shot prices.
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