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Thread: A potential source for 10 gauge once fired hulls

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    Boolit Master


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    A potential source for 10 gauge once fired hulls

    I retired from the army in 1989. Early on, the salute cannon on post was a 75mm pack howitzer fired every morning and evening at flag raising and lowering. use to get the occasional 75mm brass "blank" case when I knew the Officer of the Day. About time I retired or a little earlier, they switched to a blank adapter that used a 10 gauge black powder blank.
    Anyone with military contacts may be able to tap into this source. Just a thought./beagle
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    Do you remember if they were plastic, paper, or brass shells?

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    paper, plastic or brass, who cares as long as you can get them. they are as hard to get as ROCKING HORSE POOP.

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    The 10 ga blanks were plastic. We used thise in the morning and a 75mm blank in the evening when retiring the colors for the day.

    Greg

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    I used to swear by REM 10 gauge hulls and would buy a couple hundred unfired every year . Simple matter to trim down to 2 7/8” for my use . Year or two ago I was given some RST once fired 2 7/8” hulls and they work great . But RST isn’t loading 10’s at the present . But RST hulls are Cheddites so I pick them up whenever they’re on sale and they’re easier yet to trim over the Remington’s . Think I’ve got 600 10 2 7/8” shells loaded as I type this mostly 7 1/2’s but a fair amount of 6’s and a plethora of buckshot and slugs . I do have a set of fluid steel barrels for one of the hammer guns that has 3 1/2” chambers so lately I’ve fabled a bit in loading 3 1/2” . Think that’s the first I’ve loaded at 3 1/2” since I had the SP-10 semi auto back in the early 90’s !
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