Two ammo brands I'll be avoiding...

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Re: Two ammo brands I'll be avoiding...

Post by Scorpion8 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:23 pm

There was a thread on another forum about Remington perhaps changing suppliers, and the GC brass base sections going to thinner metal that deformed when de-priming, and perhaps even thin steel vice brass? I've been buying stocks of 1x GC's (based on Synchronizers recommendation) but haven't seen steel bases yet.
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Re: Two ammo brands I'll be avoiding...

Post by Synchronizor » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:28 am

The Gun Clubs have already been made with steel cups, for at least as long as I've been shooting. Some versions of those hulls use steel cups that are washed with a brass color, but are still clearly steel when tested with a magnet. It's the Premiere STS hulls that use real brass.

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Post by Scorpion8 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:28 pm

I was pulling used hulls from the baskets at the range yesterday, my focus on green-hulled Gun Clubs or American Clay and Field (which reloads like a Gun Club). Oddly the GC's had all the brass-colored steel bases and the C&F have just a plain steel base. Ya wonder if they really think they're fooling anyone, or is it just a harkening back to a more nostalgic age.
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Re: Two ammo brands I'll be avoiding...

Post by Tim Horton » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:13 am

Not competition related, but ammo related......

Last year I bought a box of Blue Goose 12ga, 00 buck made by a small company in Alberta. It is high brass hulls, what little I have shot shoots well. The problem was the crimps. They looked as amateur as a first time re loader with a Lee Load All. I have seen that as a young neighbor guy started reloading. With experience he now produces a much nicer product.

When I emailed them they essentially said "live with it" I had to put a drop of glue on the end of each shell to assure they would stay closed. Like said they shoot well enough, pattern well enough for predator protection at the barns.

I won't be buying any more of there product.
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Re: Two ammo brands I'll be avoiding...

Post by Scorpion8 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:21 pm

If they shoot well and are affordably priced, why not buy more? The crimp issue may be that they're a small shop reloading/loading hulls on consumer-grade machines, not industrial assemblies. As long as shot isn't dropping out of the crimps, I'd go ahead and get more IMHO. Or keep an eye on them, and see if their quality improves with time.
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