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onebigelf

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New to loading shotshells- Hull ID?
« on: December 12, 2020, 06:31:37 pm »
I haven't loaded shotgun shells in decades.  I dug out my old Lee Load-all, I've got a bunch of Winchester hulls from those cheap bulk shells Walmart sells in boxes of 100.  Red plastic, silver metal base....  What are those in terms of load data?  Are they "AA" or "Compression Formed" or something else?

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    Re: New to loading shotshells- Hull ID?
    « Reply #1 on: December 12, 2020, 11:45:10 pm »
    I don't think they're "AA" unless its imprinted on the plastic shell body.  The el cheapo aluminum base stuff is probably the equivalent of the old Super Speed line.  As long as you can get them undamaged and properly resized they should be fine for light target type loads.  I've never used the Lee Load All so I have no experience to go on there.  :shrug 

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    Re: New to loading shotshells- Hull ID?
    « Reply #2 on: December 13, 2020, 07:21:54 pm »
    Thanks.  Last time i was loading Buckshot, 20gr of Green Dot was a fairly consistently modest load for this, regardless of hull.  My books are a little old, but is that still true?

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    Re: New to loading shotshells- Hull ID?
    « Reply #3 on: December 13, 2020, 07:35:14 pm »
    The Winchester Universal hulls are built just like Winchester AAHS and use the same data. That is these hulls have the same tall tapered basewad as the AAHS hull. The main differences between the Universal and the AAHS are the thinner plastic tube.
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    Re: New to loading shotshells- Hull ID?
    « Reply #4 on: December 13, 2020, 07:51:22 pm »
    Enter Alliant Green Dot into your search engine.

    What components are you have or are planning to use?
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