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  •  Ok, I surrender, w/one question (1+ / 0-)
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    and since you can't see the video, the guy shows two shells, a light load trainer, which is low brass, and a heavy load magnum, which is high brass. He is actually demonstrating a low recoil shotgun, but there's still far more shoulder movement with the magnum load.

    So here's the question: Most of your discussion is around custom loads, or at least home reloading. W/regard to factory loads, are the heavier loads generally high brass so you have a visual of the kind of shell you're about to fire, without having to read the box or actually fire it to find out? (That's consistant with my experience andyway)

    •  Mostly they are, but mostly any specialty load (1+ / 0-)
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      from the factory is loaded in High Brass hulls because of the visual perception of quality.....

      The visual perception is what I'm calling the marketing ploy, some manufacturers decided to market the high brass as high performance stuff no matter what and eventually the public perception they created began to force the "High Brass" shells or otherwise, unless it's a rare duck, it won't gain market share.... people want to see " Personal Protection" or Hunting ammo have high brass now or it never gets a fair shot....

      Therefor the cheap practice ammo has short steel bases while high dollar specialty rounds of any type have high brass...Yet the most popular rounds for reloading, almost no matter the power, are almost always short brass because reloaders want a product that does what they need, be sturdy and reuseable no matter the load....

      it's no big I get too carried away with the correct terminology sometimes....

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 05:26:06 PM PDT

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    •  and I reload because of the price difference (1+ / 0-)
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      oklacoma dem

      I like a light recoil due to a bad back and it's achievable at a lot less cost than the specialty "Reduced Recoil" ammunition.

      Plus I'm not hunting with my ammunition so why should I buy full power 3" magnums and just beat myself to death when I can put together a reduced recoil yet still effective and accurate round for maybe 30 cents instead of the couple bucks the big manufacturers charge for a similar round. The cheapest slug or Buck rounds are usually a buck a piece and I can do it for a quarter.......

      plus if you want you can put together very high quality hunting ammunition at a third the cost or sometimes less...

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 05:36:08 PM PDT

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