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Old January 9, 2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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hey just wondered how many times i can reload some low brass skeet loads i though 4 or 5 what do you think
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Old January 9, 2012, 11:51 PM   #2
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Until the mouth of the shell splits or the base wad splits, whichever comes first.
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Old January 10, 2012, 11:27 AM   #3
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If the mouth splits and you're in dire straits, crimp it and melt a candle over the crimp. Depends on what you need to shoot.
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Old January 10, 2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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depends largely on what brand you are reloading.
Rem sts, and win AA are reported to be the best for multiple reloads
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Old January 10, 2012, 05:41 PM   #5
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I used to get about five re-loads with Winchest AA's when I was shooting trap.
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Old January 10, 2012, 07:21 PM   #6
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Four or five reloads is quite doable with decent hulls. Just remember, the hotter the loads the harder they are on the hulls. As Scorch said, shoot 'em 'till they start to split. Typically, the first sign of hull failure is pin hole tears at the base of the crimp folds.
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Old January 10, 2012, 09:02 PM   #7
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I can get ten or more reloads from my hulls in 12, 20 or 28. I do not load hot rod loads as they tend to pattern poorly, recoil harder, and shorten the life of everything, including my shoulder.........
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