Does anybody have any experience reloading Rio 28 ga hulls?
Harvo, there are those amongst us who choose to reload these (and other straight-walled)hulls; however; many others eschew them, entirely. God Bless America. No doubt the Win HS huls are the absolute best and Rems 2nd but, if you are lucky enough to have an unlimited supply of any hull, go with it.
I have had my best success reloading the straight-walled 28ga hulls thus far with the Gualandi-mfr'ed *original* Sporting-28 wad wad from Ballistic Products, Inc.
More, here: http://www.ballisticproducts.com/Origin ... o/072SG28/
Most report excellent results with the HS wads, either OEM Win or the CB equivalent. I'll get around to trying those someday but for now, the G-28 is the ticket for me!If you're getting dished crimps, try lowering your pre-crimp (sometimes drastically), backing off the wad seating pressure and also playing with the cam-adjustment over your final crimp. These hulls are good candidates for the 'bulkier' 28ga powders and I typically use Unique, Universal and/or Solo 1250 which, I understand is no longer available, new. Bummer.
I am currently loading 5/8oz loads in these roomy hulls so, ya gotta be able to load 3/4oz. just a matter of getting your press adjustments 'right.'
What press and what powder are you using, btw?
Lastly, do a search as, lots of tips regarding relaoding these hulls have been shared by the others but, it is just isn't realistic for many of them to be able to repeat (re-type / re-post)their experiences (and tips) every single time the topic is resurrected. I used to and still do hate being reminded to "do a search" but, in this instance, I am confident it will mean pay-dirt for you.
Best o' success!
PS - any questions, please feel free to post HERE. I'm on a handheld and its d*mn near impossible for me to reply to PM's for forseeable future. Besides, you never know who else has the same or similar questions but, hasn't yet posted them!