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therhino 03-08-2012 01:55 PM

Is it safe to reload target-grade shotgun hulls?
As the title says, is it safe to reload targte-grade shotgun hulls? I currently only fire el-cheapo stuff through my 20 gauge since I'm a shotgun newbie. I've picked up all my hulls and bagged them. It's all Winchester SuperTarget or Sellier&Bellot stuff, originally #8 shot, 3/4oz charge.

If it is safe, do I not want to deviate from the original load when reloading? For example, avoid loading a slug into one of these hulls?

bigdaddy573 03-08-2012 03:04 PM

Have they already been fired or are they brand new?


Txhillbilly 03-08-2012 03:40 PM

I used to reload all of my good shot shells.

The only problems that I ever had was the crimped end would open back up on some of the cheap ones after being stored for a while.
As long as they aren't damaged,you should be fine.

bigdaddy573 03-08-2012 03:54 PM

I'm a idiot I was thinking u was talking about the wads for some reason Lol.

They will be ok with slugs just make sure u have load data for them and Buck shot if u like to shoot them to


zimm 03-08-2012 08:49 PM

I have always found "target" shotshell hulls to be the BEST for reloading. I think they are more uniform and more durable, giving more reloads per hull than field grade or economy shells.

tonydewar 03-09-2012 03:10 AM

check to see if thay are a 1 or 2 pce hull tapered or not! in other words check your reloading manual its all there in black and white and some one has spent a bunch of time putting it all togeather a rule of thumb silver base-no brase base more than likley

robocop10mm 03-09-2012 06:21 AM

I believe the Winchester Super Target hulls are essentially AA hulls. You can use the data from AA/Upland game loads. Look into the base of the hull (compare to the AA hull. Should be a one piece compression formed hull with no cardboard or plastic base wad.

The S&B? I have no idea. I do not recall seeing any data specific for these hulls.

Be very careful loading shot shells. Insure the internal dimensions are exactly like the one specified in the data.

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