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Not on the same topic, but it has me wondering.

Does anyone have a reloading recipe to make your own poppers from spent hulls? I imagine that it would be fairly inexpensive to do.

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Because there isn't a large enough demand for them to make them viable in the commercial marketplace. (I've asked a popper mfgr that question before :wink: ) If you know somebody that does their own reloading, you can have them make you up a box.
 

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Jesse Higgins said:
Who says there aren't :p Go here and click on the popper menu www.uniqueshotshells.com/
Charlie has them listed on his website, but really doesn't like to make 20ga unless you want to order at least five or six cases (100 - 120 boxes). Anything less than that doesn't pay for the set-up time involved to change the production line over.
 

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Fowldogs - I drop 16 grains of reddot , and use a western orange target wads , with federal .209 primers - I can reload poppers for $1.25 a box give or take

find a cheap 20.ga reloader , some spent hulls , get some wads , primers and a touch of powder and there you go -- cheap 20 ga. poppers
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FowlDogs said:
Does anyone have a reloading recipe to make your own poppers from spent hulls? I imagine that it would be fairly inexpensive to do.
I use my favorite dove load and substitute millet (bird seed) for lead. I also use environmentally-friendly photodegradable wads.

Total cost is about seven-cents a shell.
 

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I do not know how loud you need the poppers to be ?

I cut off the crimped ends on used 20 gauge dove shells, (my daughter used a ton), pushed out the used primers with a homemade pinned dowel and inserted new 209 primers in them.

You can make up a hundred in 15 minutes for around $3.00. They are plenty loud for training at the line.
 

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Uncle Bill said:
hhlabradors said:
Why aren't there popper shells for 20 gauge shot guns?
What is the purpose for them?

UB
I received a 20 gauge for my 10th birthday, and so... the purpose would be to allow me to shoot poppers with the gun I have. :wink:

The 12 gauge was part of the cease-fire negotiations of the War of '04, also know as my divorce. :wink: I don't hunt, don't need a shot gun for anything but this, so if I could avoid putting out that kind of money for what would essentially just be a noise maker, I'd like to just be cheap. :wink:
 

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hhlabradors said:
Uncle Bill said:
hhlabradors said:
Why aren't there popper shells for 20 gauge shot guns?
What is the purpose for them?

UB
I received a 20 gauge for my 10th birthday, and so... the purpose would be to allow me to shoot poppers with the gun I have. :wink:

The 12 gauge was part of the cease-fire negotiations of the War of '04, also know as my divorce. :wink: I don't hunt, don't need a shot gun for anything but this, so if I could avoid putting out that kind of money for what would essentially just be a noise maker, I'd like to just be cheap. :wink:

If you are using it "on the line next to your dog", as we do in HRC hunt tests, then Duckhunter has the answer.

If you are using it in the field at quite a distance, for attention-getting, then I'd trade it in on an old single shot 12 gauge, that almost any decent gun shop would have available. Honest, Eleanore, even in Wisconson :wink:

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If you are going to run hunt tests and field trials, I would not trade it in on a single shot.

I would spend the extra $ and get a Remington 870 pump or other common brand pump gun. If you need the loud popper out in the field buy a cheap single shot and keep your 20 gauge pump.
 

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hhlabradors said:
OK, so I either need to buy a LOT of poppers, or I need to get a 12 gauge.

Sigh.

I don't see why a girl can't just have her own way! :wink:

But thanks for the answers, you guys. I appreciate you sharing the knowledge.
E-mail Charlie and ask him directly. He has been known to do things for the girls.
 
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