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Paper hulls. Anybody still use these?

Posted By: muleshoe

Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 02/10/20

I came across a bunch of them going thru dad's stuff. I remember when I was a kid I loved loading the paper hulls. Does anyone still use these?
Posted By: Whelenman

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 02/11/20

I used to load those when I was a kid. I remember sometimes looking at them and seeing pinholes all around the brass! Know it gives me chills!
Posted By: Just a Hunter

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 02/11/20

I have a box of 16 ga paper shells my dad gave me 40 years ago. Have the 16 ga he gave me, but never could bring myself to shoot those shells.
Posted By: muleshoe

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 02/11/20

I guess my next question is, does anybody want these? 12ga
Posted By: woodmaster81

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 02/11/20

I shoot a flat of Federal papers every year and reload the empties for my field loads when I use a semiauto or pump gun. They do not leave as long lasting mess as plastic hulls if I can't retrieve them.

I have quite a few old factory loaded paper hull shotshells around, I use some of them for various types of hunting. The scuffed and faded ones do not have much collector value so I don't mind shooting them. Those that are near new looking are taken care of as some collectors look for them to fill out a box. Value in money isn't much but one can usually trade for a much higher value. It is where I get many of my "shooter" shells.
Posted By: doubletap

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 02/11/20

I bought 6 cases of Federal paper hulls. The smell when I fire them reminds me of hunting when I was a kid. Unfortunately, they started getting pin holes after the second firing. Probably won’t get any more.
Posted By: catnthehat

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 02/11/20

I load them on a regular basis for my vintage guns, a dealer that shoots federal papers for trap saves his hulls for me. They are only good for a couple of loads though as was mentioned.
Sure are fun, though!
Cat
Posted By: stevelyn

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 02/17/20

I like paper hulls for field loads. They're great for up around my up north house, but I wouldn't use them down here in this salt-air, rain-soaked blowhole. I acquired a bag Cheddite paper hulls earlier this past fall, but I haven't loaded any up yet.
Posted By: claybreaker762

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 02/19/20

I collect old paper hulls and loaded shells. Would be glad to pay shipping and a little something for them if you have something I dont have already. You can email me at [email protected] . Thanks JD
Posted By: dale06

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 02/22/20

I have a few 20 ga paper hulls. Most are Fed yellow, but have some old green Rem, and red Win paper 20 ga. I load and shoot them in a SxS 20 ga that I use hunting doves.
Loaded a lot of them back in the 1960, in 12 and 16 ga.
They sure smell good, freshly fired.
Posted By: gomerdog

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 03/05/20

Muleshoe:

Did you ever get rid of these hulls?
Posted By: muleshoe

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 03/06/20

Oh shoot, sorry guys I ran off and forgot all about this thread when it sounded like not much interest in paper existed anymore.

I'll count up what I have and brand(s). Somebody PM me if you want them. I'll send them to you and you send me the postage and we'll call it good.
Posted By: Magnum_Bob

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 03/06/20

I am interested in getting some more 12 ga 1 fired Fed paper hulls and will pay the postage. send me a PM MB
Posted By: jorgeI

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 03/06/20

I use them in a vintage Ithaca NID my FIL gave me and I had restored by Diamond Gunsmithing. Love the smell!
Posted By: stevelyn

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 03/20/20

Originally Posted by Magnum_Bob
I am interested in getting some more 12 ga 1 fired Fed paper hulls and will pay the postage. send me a PM MB


I just ordered 400 once-fired Federals from Precision Reloading last week.
Posted By: muleshoe

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 03/23/20

Originally Posted by Magnum_Bob
I am interested in getting some more 12 ga 1 fired Fed paper hulls and will pay the postage. send me a PM MB



Sorry Bob, I kinda forgot about this again.

These papers went to Florida a couple weeks ago.
Posted By: Magnum_Bob

Re: Paper hulls. Anybody still use these? - 03/23/20

HEY MULESHOE no problem at all,thanks for the thought. MB
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