Thanks BT-Great info there. I thought I might offer some images of hulls I recently cut to go along with your descriptions, and to bring up some general questions for anyone to answer. As answers are given, I will include that info and edit out the questions. Some of these are my own and others are from guys on the forum that I have saved. If it is your image and you would prefer to have it taken it down, no questions asked, just PM me. I really would like to see a general "Hull id & Information" sticky. I'm convinced that descriptions like the one you have posted here and the pics of hulls and cut hulls would be referenced time and time again.
Federal Hulls: Gold Medal and Federal Integral Hulls(photo by pitted bore)
Federal 3" Steel 7/16 basewad and 2 3/4" steel headed Top Gun & Game Load
Notice the paper basewads appear different in size. Would I be correct in saying that the steel headed Federal Top Gun utilizes a 9/16 basewad? It would be great to have measurements on the brass headed Federal Top Gun. Anyone have one?
This is the basewad from a 3 1/2" Federal Black Cloud hull. I'm very unfamiliar with variations in the hull design regarding Federal Black Cloud loads, but I'm curious if this is similar to the basewad you've referenced in the 3 inch BC loads.
3" Remington Nitro Steel and 3" Remington Sportsman-both containing the .20 inch Yellow plastic basewad.
This photo of Ohsay's shows a possible variation in the Remington basewad (2 right sided hulls). Notice that these are Nitro Steel and Sportsman loads as well, but this time the Nitro Steel hull contains the black plastic .25 inch basewad. In case you are curious, the Red and bright green hulls are Cheddite with 7mm clear plastic basewad and ribbed hull. Kent uses these hulls.(images below)
3" Kent Fasteel-Cheddite
This view shows the tiers within the basewad
2 3/4" Remington Sport Load & Game load-green or black, slightly ribbed hull (Same as Nitro 27, STS, Premier, and Gun Club hull) This is another hull I don't hear very much about in steel reloading, but I would be interested if anyone has been loading effective steel loads in these hulls. I think there are loads for these hulls listed in Lightning Steel, but I'll have to check that after I get home.
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