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redrex
07-07-2011, 12:56 PM
Sorry, just excited as I've been waiting forever to get these. I had bought an older french SxS on a whim and then do to financial issues thought I was going to have to sell it. But those same financial issues reversed course and now I get to keep her! So then the hunt was on for 20 gauge 2 1/2" shells. Finally went with Pollywad. They came today and as someone who is use to 3" 13 (edit, 12) gauge shells, DAMN! They are almost cute. Practically look like candy :)

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--9HNG4T_Uzs/ThYNeKvEc3I/AAAAAAAAPko/EMAferXs5Mg/s800/2011-07-07%25252012.38.51.jpg
Now I just need to find something to shoot!

ke6guj
07-07-2011, 1:11 PM
as someone who is use to 3" 13 gauge shells, DAMN! something about a 13 gauge shotgun just sounds evil :D

redrex
07-07-2011, 1:47 PM
something about a 13 gauge shotgun just sounds evil :D

LOL! That sounds like it should be in one of the Evil Dead movies. "This is my Boom Stick, and yeah, it's a 13 gauge pump from Hell! (to the camera) Available in isle 13 at Smart, Shop smart, Shop Smart!"

mjsweims
07-07-2011, 1:55 PM
Anything with "Vintager" stamped on it must be expensive. Reload!

hcbr
07-07-2011, 3:32 PM
:thumbsup:

BigDogatPlay
07-07-2011, 11:07 PM
Anything with "Vintager" stamped on it must be expensive. Reload!

+1... buy a buttload of fresh 20 gauge hulls, set the press up for 2 1/2 and trim the hulls as needed.

coyotebait
07-08-2011, 7:45 AM
+1... buy a buttload of fresh 20 gauge hulls, set the press up for 2 1/2 and trim the hulls as needed.

Bingo!!A buddy of mine has a model '87 in 10 gauge, made in the 1800's. It takes (I think) 2 5/8 shell. (actual size may be off, I know it's shorter than modern) He trimmed a bunch of hulls to the appropriate length. He had to fabricate a spacer for his press but it works.

redrex
07-08-2011, 11:19 AM
How much does a press cost?

coyotebait
07-08-2011, 1:03 PM
How much does a press cost?

This is what I have in 12 gauge and where I got it. It comes with everything you need except powder, shot and primers.

http://www.ballisticproducts.com/MEC-Sizemaster-77-reloader-select-gauge/productinfo/1308120/

redrex
07-08-2011, 2:02 PM
I don't know. I just did the math on this and I'd have to reload over 800 shells just to break even cost wise. And that doesn't include all the time of cutting and modding the shells.

Right now I just don't see myself shooting it that often. If I do end up shooting it a bunch I'll certainly look into it but as of right now I cant seem to justify it.

coyotebait
07-08-2011, 2:49 PM
I don't know. I just did the math on this and I'd have to reload over 800 shells just to break even cost wise. And that doesn't include all the time of cutting and modding the shells.

Right now I just don't see myself shooting it that often. If I do end up shooting it a bunch I'll certainly look into it but as of right now I cant seem to justify it.

Totally understandable, the only reason I started reloading 12's was for my Winchester model '87. 117 year old gun, didn't want to put full power loads through it and I was shooting SASS matches, so I was going through a few also. Now you know it's and option if the need arises.;)

Utha Schleigle
07-08-2011, 8:07 PM
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/UtgaSchleigle/shot%20guns/100_6211.jpg

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/UtgaSchleigle/shot%20guns/100_6205bfw.jpg

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=90691
If you have a vintage shoty gun you should like this thread.

The Stockade in Westminster reloads and sells new and used vintage brass shells and reloading dies and supplies for vintage guns - they are expensive but they are there.