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Federal Top Gun #16335863 08/12/21
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Has anyone tried reloading Federal Top Gun or Range and Field hulls ? I went on Federals site and they give data for both, but say with fiber base wad. All the ones I have have a clear plastic base wad. Just wondering if anyone has tried them and where you got the data. Even one or two more reloads would go a long way.

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Do yours have a gold base or silver?

I don't know if they make em with nickle colored base but all of mine are brass based.


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Sure they aren't Gold Medals? The TGs I've loaded all had paper basewads.

Then, I used GM data anyway, so....

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I've reloaded thousands of top guns. They were given to me free once fired as factory's . The gun club I belonged to sold them at $4/box for trap and skeet so most folks shot them and tossed the hulls. They all had the rolled paper base wad same as Federal papers. I have loaded them up to 5 times with no problems but I have so.many that I usually load the just once and let the ejector do it 's thing. Same data as fed papers. They are a skived mouth hull and crimp well. They are the most painless hull I have ever reloaded
Make sure you use the recommended wad. Mb


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Re: Federal Top Gun [Re: Masshunter] #16338031 08/13/21
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Thanks for the input. These have the silver base, and say Top Gun on the side of each case, and also on the empty boxes. I am familiar with the paper base as I have reloaded 16ga Federal hunting loads but these are plastic base wads like the Range and Field. There was a 40 gallon barrel full of once fired so I filled half a trash bag to try, also lots of 3inch Premeum turkey load cases,just want the right data.
Savage Arms uses our range for testing and when the Turkish companies bring over new shotguns they blast away as fast as they can shoot until they can't hold the gun even with gloves. I've seen it, the Turks are real proud of their product.
I've loaded rifle/pistol for over 40 years but pretty new to shot shell and all the warnings about components makes me careful so any input would be great.
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My bad. Just opened a 10+ year old box of Top Gun and they have silver bases.

Not sure where I got the idea they were gold.

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I had a buddy that reloaded the heck out them, You just had to get the right wad, they loaded fine and shot good too.


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Re: Federal Top Gun [Re: Masshunter] #16648828 11/23/21
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I have both silver and gold with plastic wad bases. More capacity than the fiber base.
They seem to be a "tweener". Between GM and .090 wad base.
I started using them for bismuth with 1.1/4-1.3/8 and 1.1/2 oz loads.



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I fired off a couple of boxes of the pink ones yesterday shooting 5-Stand, and the guy who pulled for us said they make great reloads, so we gathered up all the hulls for him. Didn’t look inside.


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Federal has used Rio hulls for some of the cheaper shells in the past. And they have one that is similar to the Rio, but takes US sized primers (the tweener mentioned above perhaps?) They've also have a deeper base wad hull that mimics the .090 on peice in profile.
Then there's the paperbase...

All make good shells depending on what you're doing.

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