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Old 06-18-2005, 11:37 AM
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I shoot trap during summer 2 rounds a night and also some in winter, all 3 man and 5 man teams. Also all critters and game animals around the house I take care of. Now my question is if i buy a reloader with every thing included, and all the supplies, would it be worth the money to have the system or should I just shoot my $3.19-$3.99 federals? I am big into hunting from rabbits to pheasants from yotes to sparrows
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:14 PM
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Only if you want better patterns, custom loads. It is time consuming and takes up alot of space in my home.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 01:10 PM
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I used to reload shotshells for shooting skeet but with the low cost of buying shells through our club,the cost savings is very small and not worth the effort.
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Old 06-18-2005, 01:51 PM
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I quit shotgun reloading in 1988 and sold my reloader. I now use the various screw-in choke tubes to fine tunepatterns
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Old 06-19-2005, 10:21 AM
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Those cheap shells probely patteren for SH!T .
The cheap shells use the cheapest soft shot ,wads and powder.
Patteren the loads and compair to AA ,STS or Gold Medal loads .
With reloads you can duplate the high $$ loads for lots less

If you want to shoot higher scores YES it is worth it.
For pheasants I load 1 1/4 oz of hard 6 at 1440 fps.
It cost me about $3.90 a box to load , Cabelas sell a close Federal load for $10.99

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Old 06-20-2005, 07:34 AM
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These days, with prices being very competitive and factory loads so good someone would have to work real hard to convince me to reload. 25-30 years ago it was a no brainer, it's a different marketplace today.
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:16 PM
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ORIGINAL: johnch

Those cheap shells probely patteren for SH!T .
The cheap shells use the cheapest soft shot ,wads and powder.
Patteren the loads and compair to AA ,STS or Gold Medal loads .
With reloads you can duplate the high $$ loads for lots less

If you want to shoot higher scores YES it is worth it.
For pheasants I load 1 1/4 oz of hard 6 at 1440 fps.
It cost me about $3.90 a box to load , Cabelas sell a close Federal load for $10.99

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I am using the kent loads which I buy for avery reasonableprice but they pattern quite well in my shotgun.
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Old 06-21-2005, 10:23 PM
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For 16 yard trap, the cheap loads work perfectly well. I haven't had any problems breakig 25 or 50 straight with the winchester or federal value packs. The Cheap winchester shells have fallen out of my favor though for shooting sporting clays- the cheap thin base tends to stick out a bit from the hull, along with the hull being very thin and flimsy, causing me a few jams recently.
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Old 06-22-2005, 06:56 AM
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I agree. I buy Remington 'Gun Club' ammo at our club for $3 and change per box and find that they pattern as good as ANY other ammo. So for Trap and Skeet, they work perfect and I can't hardly reload for that kind of money. Especially when you consider that lead shot is out of site and going up in price every time you buy a bag. The hulls may not be any good for reloading but at this price, who cares, and I personally think that's where the cost savings is for Remington, cheap hulls.If they came in all shot sizes, I'd buy them for hunting too.
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