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marking hulls

Postby wigeon jim » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:23 pm

i load 3 1/2 federal 12g hulls with different loads ie,steel,hevi-shot,lead, what is a good way of marking the hulls so i can tell which is which,i have tried permanent marker pen but it doesnt last, Jim. :help:
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Postby tealslayerblw » Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:22 pm

i just always take a sharpie to the primer, black for honker shells, reuglar un marked for duckers
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Postby wigeon jim » Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:45 pm

hi,can you tell me what a sharpie is,dont know that one here in scotland. Jim
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Postby tealslayerblw » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:36 pm

oh sorry, a sharpie is pretty much your standard version of a permanant marker.
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Postby pennsyltucky » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:16 pm

i use the marker too. a line across the breechface of the hull means steel 5's, an X (2 lines) is steel 5's/3's duplex, a ring around the primer means 3's, a black primer is 3's/1's, and no marker is 1's.
i put all my shells in a shell belt around my chest with the base of the shells facing up so i can easily see what i have. also, marking the base means u can see whats in the gun just with a quick break of the action if u use a double or a single shot.
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Postby thaner » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:53 pm

I have two systems. For factory sealed loads I mark the base of the brass with a B for BB goose loads, 4 for #4 duck and three line(III) for #3 duck load; A 3 and B look a lot a like so I use this to keep them different. For my hand loads and unsealed factory loads I seal the crimps and primers so I just use a different nail polish primer sealer for each different load. In my coat I put different loads in different pockets or different shell loops to keep track. I also use one of those plastic ammo boxes by my seat in a blind so I can look down and see what is what because the brass sticks up.
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Postby Sagebrush » Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:36 pm

I only reload 2 3/4" hulls but do this........

Win AA can't be loaded with 1 1/8oz steel , so I make them 1 oz !!

Rem sts (gold or green) are for 1 1/8 c/o small pellets (#5 & 4's)

Fed G Medal are for 1 1/8 oz large steel...............

You can also take a felt pen and make black primers. This gives me
six different loads.

Hulls : Color code
Primers : Finger nail polish.

That should get you about 10-15 loads.

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