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Thread: 3" 12g shells.

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    3" 12g shells.

    Could anyone sell me a few dozen 12g 3" empty shells suitable for reloading?

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    What type of shell.. What are you reloading. Lead. Steel. Bismuth..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    What type of shell.. What are you reloading. Lead. Steel. Bismuth..
    A variety of lead shot and slugs. Winchester AA compression formed would be a winner.

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    3" compression formed.. Haven't seen them. 2 3/4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    3" compression formed.. Haven't seen them. 2 3/4?
    You sound like the expert. What would you recommend?

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    @outlander

    If you want to reload and end up with a 3" shell, you'll need ti start with shells that are longer than 3", either fired with the crimp unfurled or unfired hulls.

    What reloading gear do you have for shotshells? I'd recommend starting with a fired shell as the unfurled crimp is much easier to re-establish compared to starting a new one.

    Also, semi or break open shotgun?

    If you are reloading for a break open, carry on, but for a semi you are either going to need a high quality shotshell with rims which resist bending and a hull/body that does not 'kink' when being reloaded/compressed or your going to find yourself in jam city...

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    Quote Originally Posted by caberslash View Post
    @outlander

    If you want to reload and end up with a 3" shell, you'll need ti start with shells that are longer than 3", either fired with the crimp unfurled or unfired hulls.

    What reloading gear do you have for shotshells? I'd recommend starting with a fired shell as the unfurled crimp is much easier to re-establish compared to starting a new one.

    Also, semi or break open shotgun?

    If you are reloading for a break open, carry on, but for a semi you are either going to need a high quality shotshell with rims which resist bending and a hull/body that does not 'kink' when being reloaded/compressed or your going to find yourself in jam city...
    Sounds like the too hard basket then. I'll continue with 2 3/4". Thanks for that.
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    2 3/4 " should see ypu right for most loads.

 

 

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