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 Post subject: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:38 pm 
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Picked up a Kolar today.
20 ga shells failed to eject 100% of the time.
Herters shells.
Will try different Brand on Friday to see if it’s shells or tubes.
Anyone have any experience with this??
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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:47 pm 
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I have not, but it's commonly reported that Kolar, as well as Briley tubes, will occasionally have trouble ejecting some hulls.


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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 7:34 pm 
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Ditch the Herter’s and anything with a steel head. AA’s are the best in mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 8:25 pm 
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Foreign made subgauge shells (all of which have steel heads) may or may not work in either brand of tubes.

Domestically made subgauge shells with steel heads GENERALLY work in both brands, although either can have their own preferences.

The only thing you can guarantee will work is brass base shells, which AA or STS are the ONLY option.

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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:36 am 
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Skeet_Man wrote:
Foreign made subgauge shells (all of which have steel heads) may or may not work in either brand of tubes.

Domestically made subgauge shells with steel heads GENERALLY work in both brands, although either can have their own preferences.

The only thing you can guarantee will work is brass base shells, which AA or STS are the ONLY option.


Not the answer I wanted!
Will try different brands on Friday!
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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 7:35 pm 
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Two of my Kolars came with the extra carrier barrel with subgauge tubes. No issues like that with either the 20 or 28 gauge tubes. But then I use nothing but STS or AA hulls. I have not shot the .410 tubes yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 pm 
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A friend with Briley tubes struggles with Herters hulls.
Most of the time, it gets stuck in the chamber and has to pound it out. Instead of fighting with it, he just loads a different hull.


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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:08 am 
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Jet Setter wrote:
struggles with Herters hulls.



I have seen people have issues with these in guns without tubes, all gauges.

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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:21 am 
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YevetS wrote:
Jet Setter wrote:
struggles with Herters hulls.



I have seen people have issues with these in guns without tubes, all gauges.

Steve


Weak ejectors??


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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 1:19 pm 
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Reloads did not stick
Gun Clubs did not stick.
Estate, 1 stuck, 1 ejected.
Didn’t try Herters today.


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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 1:33 pm 
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Dr Duk wrote:
YevetS wrote:
Jet Setter wrote:
struggles with Herters hulls.



I have seen people have issues with these in guns without tubes, all gauges.

Steve


Weak ejectors??


Because I reload I always have with me a 4" piece of brass to use as a wad knocker.
When that 4" piece wont knock the hull out after numerous attempts and we have to pound it out with a rod I dont believe its weak ejectors. Especially when their ejectors throw other brand hulls over their shoulder.

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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 2:08 pm 
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My Kolar 20GA tubes refused to eject RIO shells, and would pierce primers on factory Remington Gun Clubs.

Reloded Gun Clubs ran perfectly using Winchester 209's, and factory Federal Top Guns were no problem.

Of course factory AA or STS were just fine too.


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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 9:12 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 1:46 am 
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All sub-gauge tubes (kolar and briley) are picky when it comes to shells. As folks have said, brass heads always work so STS and AA. Other brands are trial and error and can vary by batch. My Kolar tubes like Gun Clubs and Gambore, but I have struggled with Rio, Fiocchi and others.

Since I reload sub-guage, I just get 2 flats of each sub gauge in AA with the rebate (happening now) and then reload those hulls until the next year depending on volume.

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 Post subject: Re: Kolar subgauge tubes
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:26 am 
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Finally going to shoot it today after an adj comb was installed!




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