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Old April 16, 2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Magtech brass shotshells...$$$ way up!!!

I wanted to get a few more in 16 bore, and I likened to have had the big one, like Fred Sanford would say...

They are nearly $30.00 a box from some places!
I picked the last ones up right around $20.

I guess in ways they are still a good deal considering they don't really wear out.

Makes me feel better about the ones I have.
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Old April 16, 2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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Yep, nothing's reasonable right now. Every now and then I look for .22WRF and it used to range from fair to expensive. Now it's expensive to precious. Same deal with .44 Colt, but at least I can cast and reload that.
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Old April 16, 2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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You can buy 16 gauge paper hulls primed for 17.00 a hundred and they can be reloaded with BP several times.
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Old April 16, 2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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Please send me a message of wher the 16ga paper hulls exist for that price.

Or any price for that matter.

Graf used to have them, but no more.

I've got four cases of brass now in 12ga, and would like to get two more cases in 16ga.
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Old April 18, 2013, 10:34 AM   #5
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HOw many times can these be reloaded with BP? Smokeless? I didn't even realize there was new production available.
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Old April 18, 2013, 03:55 PM   #6
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Indefinitely, if you never crimp them.

They don't expand so they never have to be resized. There are only a few documented smokeless loads out there, mostly with red dot. They are on the internet if you search. Alcan had a load brochure with some loads from the 1960's too- I've got it, but I don't know where it is now.
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Old April 18, 2013, 08:57 PM   #7
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How do you load without crimping them? Wax the end or something? A paper wad?
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Old April 19, 2013, 07:48 AM   #8
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Here is a link to a lot of information:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...rass+shotshell
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Old April 19, 2013, 07:46 PM   #9
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Been a while since you bought some I can see that. Do 410s here. Been sealing mine with Elmers glue. Like your idea better. Just a thought: Get the right color polish and one could color code their shot size. Now there's a good idea I just shared. "Hey how about that!! Andy Griffith_"
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Old April 20, 2013, 07:25 AM   #10
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How do you load without crimping them? Wax the end or something? A paper wad?
If you are using them in a break open single shot, a 10 gauge overshot card in the 12 gauge shells will suffice without any glue.
In a double barrel, you want some sort of glue so that the overshot wad will withstand the recoil of the first barrel.
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Old April 20, 2013, 11:18 AM   #11
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If you are using them in a break open single shot, a 10 gauge overshot card in the 12 gauge shells will suffice without any glue.
In a double barrel, you want some sort of glue so that the overshot wad will withstand the recoil of the first barrel.
What he said. I used Elmers glue with no problems when I first started reloading shot shells with bp. Now I use plastic shells cut off behind the crimp and roll crimped.
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Old April 21, 2013, 09:12 PM   #12
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thanks for the info. If I take the time to reload I will look into using these.
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Old April 22, 2013, 07:15 AM   #13
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I've tried holy black with plastic shells, but it starts to melt the plastic and makes a smell I don't like.

I've meant to order some paper hulls to use, but never have gotten around to it, plus I'm going to need some different sized wads for those, and I'll have to find the roll crimpers in this mess I've got around here!
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I've tried holy black with plastic shells, but it starts to melt the plastic and makes a smell I don't like.
Yeah, I usually only use them once.
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