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How much are shotgun hulls worth?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Bacchus, Oct 5, 2003.

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  1. Bacchus

    Bacchus Member

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    I have access to a shotgun only range where I've been able to pick up a sizable number of used hulls. In two trips, I've picked up about 500 hulls of various makes. I could easily pick up several hundred more each range trip.

    I don't reload for shotguns--should I keep them/try to sell them?
     
  2. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    There are hulls - and hulls!! I keep stuff I have shot from past and collected some if they are what I want. One local gun shop supplies shells at good price to a club and does a deal whereby they get empties back .... not sure what they sell for exactly but if good stuff then I think maybe 4c each.

    A lot of hulls are not good for reloading ... I am currently using some Rem black ones with an 8 star crimp .... parallel formed. With wads I have and charge I use they work great and last for many reloads.

    I used to use Win ''AA'' in the past .. compression formed and also IIRC 8 star crimp .. they were good. Also a Rem peters blue case with 8 star was another i liked way back

    If you can collect and sort ..... and find out what reloaders may want then, you could make a few Bucks IMO. But you won't get rich!
     
  3. m1911joe

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    It all depends on the brand. Some ones imported stuff toss it. Winchester
    AA's are good. Maby 2 or 3 cents a piece. This is what I use for trap
    shooting they last a long time. Federal and Remnington hulls are good to.
    But they all need to be the same hull or you will have a night mare on
    your hands. You will need a different load for each different hull.Did that
    when me and my dad started to reload them each hull a different primer,
    powder charge and wad most of the time. Gets confusing fast..:banghead:

    Best to just pick up what you plan on using and pitch the rest. At the
    indoor range that I work at we just pitch all the shoot gun hulls. If they
    are from slug rounds pitch them to
     
  4. Bacchus

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    There are definitely some Win AAs in there, as well as Remington. But it sounds like it's probably not worth sorting 500 hulls---plus, I imagine they would be fairly difficult to ship since they are so bulky.
     
  5. m1911joe

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    The shipping should not be bad they are light when empty. Get the buyer
    to pay for the shipping. :evil:

    Other wise don't waste your time.

    On the other hand $30 for 1000 hulls= 2 lbs powder:D
     
  6. HSMITH

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    AA or STS hulls will bring 4 cents each in 12 gauge, 6 cents in 20 and 12-15 in 28 and 410 gauge.

    All the other hulls are basically just junk from a resale point of view even though lots of them load well.
     
  7. Mike Irwin

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    The only hulls that I've seen commonly for sale are AAs and Federal Gold Medalist.
     
  8. Dave R

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    Anybody tried reloading the hulls from Fasteel?

    I have saved quite a few over the last coupla duck seasons, in anticipation of getting into reloading shotshells.
     
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