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Thread: ww universal 20 hulls ?? reloading shot shells

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    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Indian trail NC

    ww universal 20 hulls ?? reloading shot shells

    Is anyone reloading these walmart shells?
    the plastic hull is so thin that the claybuster wads are not tight
    the ID is .024" larger than other shells so the wad is way loose
    wondering if theres a better wad choice for them .
    I dont see any load data listed for them

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    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Lots of trouble with the 12 ga. cheapo w-w hulls not ejecting and being stuck in chamber.

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    Boolit Master

    fecmech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Buffalo NY area
    I gave up on the WW universal's, I had a number of once fired 20 ga universals split on the first reload. The most long lived cheap 20 is the Gun Club and the Wally World Federals are good for 3-4 reloads.
    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
    - C. S. Lewis

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    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Lesage WV
    be very careful with them. the base wad can com loose and lodge . I would trash them

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    Boolit Master
    Hogtamer's Avatar
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    Mar 2013
    East central GA, Appling near Augusta
    Turtlezx: If you need some hulls look at S&S now, beezapilot has remington gun clubs that he stacks tight at a great price. Excellent value and good loading hulls. I've bought several times from him.
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    Boolit Master

    rancher1913's Avatar
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    May 2015
    plains of colorado
    using the mec supersizor has allowed me to get the cheeper hulls to work for slugs. I was having trouble with feeding, both on the reloader and the gun, the supersizor stoped that. only do 1 reload with a slug so no idea if it helps long term.
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    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Im a constant dumpster diver, picked out Win HS 410 and Fio 16ga hulls friday. That said, I wont even hold on to one of those winchesters you are asking about. Another vote for gun clubs in 12 and 20, i wont bend over to pick up a new AA in those gages, but will climb into the trashcan for them in 28 and 410! Somebody REALLY needs to make a quality 16ga again...
    “You don’t practice until you get it right. You practice until you can’t get it wrong.” Jason Elam, All-Pro kicker, Denver Broncos

  8. #8
    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    I have reloaded them, but consider them one and done. The are just a cheaper version of the current Win AAHS hulls. They can be reloaded once, just use the AAHS data.


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    Boolit Master gpidaho's Avatar
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    May 2014
    Beautiful Idaho
    I bought a large box of random shotshell hulls (BPI unsorted) and have 1/2 bucket of the cheep Winchester hulls. I haven't tried to reload any of them since I have so may better hulls. I have opened up some of them and the plastic wad looks the same as the Win. AAHS. I've thought about cutting them back and loading some light target loads 2" or 2 1/2" with a roll crimp. I've heard that the cheep Win. hulls won't hold a good crimp at 2 3/4 when reloaded as part of the original sealed crimp is blown away on first firing. Has Anybody tried cutting them back like this? Gp

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check