What do I do with my used 12Gg shells?

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  1. schibbyzoltan

    schibbyzoltan
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    Hey guys, I'm going skeet shooting for the first time next weekend with my buddy so I went out today and bought 75 12Gg 8 shot rounds from Winchester, I think they're Super-X rounds. What can I do with the shells? Or what do people usually do with them? I'd be happy to give them to whomever would like them afterwards.
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye
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    Put an ad in the classifieds under reloading.
     
  3. schibbyzoltan

    schibbyzoltan
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    Are they worth money?
     
  4. AMProducts

    AMProducts
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    The Winchester Super-X and other shells like them are largely worthless... they don't stand up to reloading except maybe once, and even then, they usually split. they are useful as art projects, for spider traps, dunnage, and targets (I like to set them up at 50 yards and shoot them with my .22). Other than that, I just throw them away.
     
  5. ogre

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    You can also use them as fire starters, if you are out in the sticks, or you can make the occasional waterproof matchbox out of them.
     
  6. Blitzkrieg

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    Some shells like the Remington Duck and Pheasant shells are excellent for reloading slugs.. but most skeet shells are not worth much. I was given about 5K of them, once fired along with 125 lbs of Hornady 7.5 and 8 shot, going to load them up sometime for grouse hunting
     
  7. ma96782

    ma96782
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    SG reloading is very PARTICULAR. Factors to consider are: gauge, hull mfn, wad mfn, shot size/type, load weight, power type and weight, etc... It's not like reloading metalic cartridges.

    All in all........

    Some hulls are very sought after, as there is reliable reloading data available.

    Then, some hulls (due to their construction) are basically junk. Not to mention, that there is no reliable reloading data for some hulls.

    Otherwise......it's EXPERIMENTATION time.

    Aloha, Mark
     
  8. nrc

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    Save the red ones and the green ones. Crimp them over 'plain' white Christmas lights.
     
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