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Old 11-17-2010, 04:07 AM   #11
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Federal, high wall. we average 4-6 reloads, some more then others. the Papers hulls are anywhere from 10 to 12 yrs old by now. Always keep a few box's on hand and load up what we need for hunting season, shoot the older stuff and rotate out the inventory.
If they are paper shells,they are more like 40 years old.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:17 PM   #12
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I have used and wouldn't hesitate using paper for reloading. They make good clay and light field rounds. IF...they are in good shape and not soft or corroded. The biggest problem is finding the proper wad column length for the various makes. You may need a few extra accessories for your reload bench, like a case heater/waxer for one, but if the hulls are in good shape they could well be used.

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If they are paper shells,they are more like 40 years old.
Not necessarily--Federal still makes Gold Medal 12 gauge shells in paper--many on the skeet and trap circuit still prefer these over plastic.
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I shoot Fiocchi,s paper 12's for dove, like them better than some plastic.

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I dont shoot skeet, nor trap, and I havent seen paper shotgun shells since my teen years,and I'm pushing 60 years,I wasnt aware paper shells were still being manufactured.

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Blackhawk go to Fedrals site and also Fiocchi's site they both have paper and iknow there are other out there just not rem or win. they remind me of hunting with my great uncles, avid illinois duck hunters.

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I cut my teeth on paper shells,and if I remember correctly,somewhere around 1965 ,they started useing plastic hulls. I still have a couple of boxes of paper shells in 16,and 12 gauge. also a box of 16ga. foster type rifled slugs. I'll check out Federal and Fiocchi sites,and reminice. lol

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