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#7054765 - 11/08/12 Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ???
WyoCoyoteHunter Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Loc: Carbon Co. Wyoming
While I mostly use factory loads for my hunting, occasionally I use reloads..mostly for ammo the factory does not provide..One of my favorites for small birds like huns, chukar, and feral pigeons is a load of 3 1/4-1 1/4-7's..I suppose 6's or 7 1/2's would work as well, but the preformance of this load has been really outstanding on game..Anyone else still reload most or some of their hunting loads????

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#7057424 - 11/09/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
doctor_Encore Offline
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Registered: 01/11/07
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I load all my hunting loads including shotgun slugs. I load magnum 5's in the 12 and 20 gauge and copper 6's in the 28 gauge.

Doc

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#7057674 - 11/09/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: doctor_Encore]
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I load almost all of my upland shells. Here is a pic of my old Charles Daly 16ga with a brace of birds killed with my brass hull reloads last week in South Dakota. I roll crimp 2 1/2" paper hulls for this gun also.
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#7057815 - 11/09/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: dukxdog]
mw406 Offline
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Registered: 01/23/09
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Loc: Montana
Load all my and my sons hunting shells, 12, 16, 20 and 28 gauges for pheasant, grouse, chukars, huns and sharptails. Load a few 2 1/2" 12 and 16 paper and plastic shells as well. Just today loaded some once fired Western paper 12 ga. hulls from the 1960's using fiber wads. I'll use those when I'm feeling "retro" and carrying my old Cogswell side by side or a 1950's Ithaca 37 pump for pheasants. I haven't purchased more than a box or two of loaded ammo, including rifle cartridges, in I'm guessing 20, 25 years. Never had a misfire or a blooper while hunting in all that time, knock on wood.


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#7058327 - 11/09/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: mw406]
WyoCoyoteHunter Offline
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Loc: Carbon Co. Wyoming
mw, nice photo..never loaded shotshells with the old style fiber wads..that was something I never tried..only used them as fillers in some 10 ga. loads..

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#7061238 - 11/10/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
catnthehat Offline
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Registered: 12/19/03
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Loc: Alberta
Hand load for birds?
YOU BET!!
My all time favourite shotgun is a Westley Richards hammer double in 12, I load lead 7 1/2's with 3 drams of FFG for upland and
#4 Nice Shot and 3 drams for decoyed ducks and geese!
Brass cases are Mag tec, so Ii use 10 gauge wads in them because of the thin walls.
I also hunt with 16 and 20 gauge Damascuss haammer double s and black powder.
Cat

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#7061503 - 11/10/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: catnthehat]
WyoCoyoteHunter Offline
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Loc: Carbon Co. Wyoming
What a fine pair of old shotguns..those old hammer guns always interested me..when I was shooting doubles, I planned to buy one, but never got it located at the right price..now since I only use pumps, I have a nice model 97..old guns are fun...

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#7064039 - 11/11/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
mw406 Offline
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Registered: 01/23/09
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Loc: Montana
WyoCoyoteHunter, must of liked the "pokes" hat on my son. A young guy that works for me was their defensive captain a couple years ago and he gave him the hat.

Here's a photo of the Western Super X hulls. I use 1 1/8 oz shot, a nitro card and fiber wad all over Clays powder. Getting 1150 fps and ready for hunting.


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#7064321 - 11/11/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: mw406]
WyoCoyoteHunter Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Loc: Carbon Co. Wyoming
Old papers sure bring back lots of memories, and the smell of the fired shell is unforgettable..I do load quite a bit mostly for target, but occasionally get some Fed. paper target hulls from the range..loaded for hunting they sure bring back the old days...

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#7064440 - 11/11/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
catnthehat Offline
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Loc: Alberta
I load paper as well, but REALLY like messing with brass cases!:>)
These are 12,16,20, and 28 guage Mag tec cases, they take a large pistol primer.

I have a few flats of empty Kent Gamebore papers that I plan to hand load this winter , and yes, the smell of paper is great- something I missed from my childhood until I once again started shooting paper hulls!
Cat
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#7067482 - 11/12/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: catnthehat]
WyoCoyoteHunter Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Loc: Carbon Co. Wyoming
Hey, I knew they made brass cases for 10's and 12's, but didn't realize they went down to 28 ga..Kind of thought the 28 was introduced after the era of brass cases..nice..

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#7068058 - 11/12/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
catnthehat Offline
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Registered: 12/19/03
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Loc: Alberta
Not sure of Buffalo Arms makes 10 guage brass, but nag Tec dies not, and I've been looking gfoor a source for years!
Wish Ii could find some, because i have a few older SXS 10's that I hate shooting with plastic cases- just not the same LOL!!
I sure love shooting the old guns.....
Cat
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#7068076 - 11/12/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: catnthehat]
WyoCoyoteHunter Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Loc: Carbon Co. Wyoming
I believe Ross Seiyfried (?) mentioned 10 ga. brass cases in some of his articles..I am away right now, but he would be an excellent source for that info..

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#7068078 - 11/12/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
WyoCoyoteHunter Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Loc: Carbon Co. Wyoming
I really butchered Ross's name, but he is a great shotgun man!!

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#7068187 - 11/12/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
keith Offline
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Registered: 02/08/02
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Originally Posted By: WyoCoyoteHunter
While I mostly use factory loads for my hunting, occasionally I use reloads..mostly for ammo the factory does not provide..One of my favorites for small birds like huns, chukar, and feral pigeons is a load of 3 1/4-1 1/4-7's..I suppose 6's or 7 1/2's would work as well, but the preformance of this load has been really outstanding on game..Anyone else still reload most or some of their hunting loads????
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33g of blue dot in a AA hull with an RP wad, +1 1/4 oz of hard 7 1/2's is the equal of your load. Change the powder charge to 37.5g on the 1 1/4 oz and you are at 1350 fps and will kill at 50 yds in most full chokes.

Purchase a Mec Sizemaster and you are ready to go.

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#7068203 - 11/12/12 Re: Do any of you still use reloads for hunting ??? [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
catnthehat Offline
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Registered: 12/19/03
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Loc: Alberta
Ross is not just a shotgun guy, but a world champ pistol shooter as well as a fine rifleman!
I remember an article where he was talking abbout 10 gauge brass, but it may have been cusstom lathe turned stuff, and he also talked about sleeving 10 gauge guns.
A tool and die buddy of mine has offered to make some, we'll see how they turn out!
Cat
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