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RIO makes their own in Spain; they are totally vertically integrated making hulls, primers, powders shot and wads
 
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cheddite [France] is the largest manufacturer of hulls on the planet.
Rio is in Spain but their hulls are pretty damn close.
 

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Besides Challenger, what other factory loads use Cheddite hulls?
Interesting to know that Challenger uses Cheddite hulls

I reload gun clubs and AA's mainly. But I also reload whatever I can find in the bin for buddies to shoot. They are throw-aways and don't have to worry about saving hulls

Normally, I reload Fiocci hulls or whatever I can find for throw aways. I did reload some challengers recently and noticed that they did not crimp as nicely as the Fiocci's. I assumed that all Euro/straight walled hulls were the same... obviously they are not
 

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Reloading Challengers on my PW375, they crimp great, but they don’t look very durable. I’ve noticed some splits after only 1-2 reloads. What load data do you use for Gun Clubs? I didn’t see any info on the Alliant or Hodgdon reloading info websites.
 

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Cheddite hulls can typically be identified by having stars on the head of the case.

Kent/gamebore uses cheddite hulls.

Estate used cheddite hulls prior to federal buying them out.

Herters ammo used cheddite hulls until recently when Winchester took over their manufacture for cabelas.

I believe from time to time that Remington, Winchester and Federal have had limited runs of ammo contracted out that may have used cheddite hulls, or possibly Rio or Maxam. I have never seen a cheddite hull, regardless of the brand of ammo that didn’t have the stars (2 or 4) stamped into the head, but I will also say I have seen Rio hulls with stars, but they are not directly across from one another so they may be cheddite, maxam or another eurohull. It’s clear as mud
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