Shotshell Reloading


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jonn5335
July 14, 2011, 06:26 PM
I have 500 or so spent shotshells of about 6 different headstamps but they are all 2 3/4 in. plastic low based brass so now my question is can I use one recipe on all of them ? if so what would be a good cheap load I only plan on shooting clays with my buddies 7 1/2 shot 1 1/8 oz.

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243winxb
July 14, 2011, 06:31 PM
6 different headstamps, can I use one recipe on all of them ?No, one load will not fit all. If there is no loading data for the casing, don't load it. See Hodgdon's website for loading data for shotguns.

empty hull
July 14, 2011, 06:33 PM
Your remington hulls are the best in low brass, way better that Winchester AA. Always check your reloading manual or powder man site but I usually load the same between these two hulls....for skeet. Check your wads though, I think the win Waa12 will go between the Win and Rem hulls. best site is the alliant site. I use Fio 616 primers and Promo powder which uses the same weights as the red Dot powder. Tim

oneounceload
July 14, 2011, 08:41 PM
First - low brass = high brass have ZERO meaning in the scheme of things

Shotgun shell reloading is NOT metallic, so, no you cannot just interchange any and all hulls - hulls are different inside - some are tapered, some are not.

Any recipe for Remington hulls can be used with any Remington hull.

Primers are NOT interchangeable

Wads are NOT interchangeable

Powders are NOT interchangeable

The two major powder makers, Alliant and Hodgdon, have web sites with recipes

Certain clone wads can be substituted for name brand wads

ridgerunner1965
July 14, 2011, 08:52 PM
i like to load each diff brand hull separately with a published load.even if they can be loaded with the same load it seems you will have to adjust your loader for diff shells.its just easier to stick with one brand hull and go from there.be sure and weigh a few charges from your loader, shotgun powder is fast burning and nuttin to mess with if you do not know what your charge bar is throwing.

rfwobbly
July 16, 2011, 12:02 AM
John -
Like the guys said, if you can't find a published load for it, then you can't reload it. The only published loads are usually for Federal, Remington (all) and Winchester (AA only). Sometimes you can use the same powder and wad in Remington and Winchester, but the powder and primer will differ.

You must use Rem primers in Rem hulls, and Win primers in Win hulls, just like the load calls for. Rem hulls are generally considered longer lasting, but Rem primers are expensive and hard to find right now.

There's a whole slew of cheap import shotshells available now that are just trash can fodder. These are usually 6-fold. Pretty trash.

JimKirk
July 16, 2011, 08:36 AM
Do yourself a favor ... pick one hull... stick to "it"... make shotshell reloading much easier!

Change the wad and shot size to match the recipe...

Remington hulls are the "better" ones right now .... used to be the Win AA .... I like the Rem STS hulls....

JImmy K

JimKirk
July 16, 2011, 08:43 AM
You must use Rem primers in Rem hulls, and Win primers in Win hulls,

Used to be true ...nowdays they are the same sized ... but different ones have different power levels ...but you have to follow the recipe. Some of the imported primers are slightly larger in size than the US primers ... if you use the Imports ...the US will be a very loose fit ....
Look in the link below ...several brands of primers used in the same hull ...but with different receipes...

http://data.hodgdon.com/shotshell_load.asp

Jimmy K

oneounceload
July 16, 2011, 09:59 AM
You must use Rem primers in Rem hulls, and Win primers in Win hulls, just like the load calls for. Rem hulls are generally considered longer lasting, but Rem primers are expensive and hard to find right now.

Incorrect - the recipe will dictate what primer to use. Some primers are considered close enough to each other that using one for the other presents no issue - NobelSport for Winchester 209 is one

Naterater
July 16, 2011, 10:19 AM
IMHO, I like to separate them anyway because not only do some call for different recipes, but if you have a lot of them, you may have to set your crimp differently for each headstamp. The plastic will slightly differ in thickness or length (just enough to cause your crimp to look off). This is in my experience, but maybe they will all work fine.

Good luck when you do reload them!

gamestalker
July 16, 2011, 02:50 PM
It's surely possible. The primary thing to pay attention to is the wad being used. If you can find a wad that is listed for all those headstamps, your pretty much good to go. For clays it shouldn't that difficult to find a one recipe fits all application.

oneounceload
July 16, 2011, 04:18 PM
For clays it shouldn't that difficult to find a one recipe fits all application.

Incorrect - in fact, a very dangerous and uninformed statement that could cause harm to anyone following it.

Different hulls require different wads. Different recipes call for different components. Some components are OK to sub - most are not

Stop spreading BS that could cause harm

Naterater
July 16, 2011, 07:22 PM
I may be wrong, but if could you find a load for all hulls that required all of the same components, you could use the same recipe. One type of hull may be at maximum load while another might not yield as much velocity because it wasn't loaded to max as the first one was.

Basically load for the weakest hull. But MAKE SURE you check and double check your manual to see if your recipe will work for ALL hulls.

oneounceload
July 16, 2011, 09:16 PM
Since ALL hulls are NOT made the same, you cannot get one recipe for ALL hulls

FOLLOW THE RECIPES

There are tapered hulls and straight-walled hulls and they are NOT interchangeable

243winxb
July 16, 2011, 09:34 PM
FOLLOW THE RECIPES, its that simple

rbernie
July 16, 2011, 10:09 PM
my question is can I use one recipe on all of them No, you cannot.

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