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#300171 - 11/12/12 04:42 PM Estate ammo Made in France with Cheddite hulls?
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Is Estate Cartridge (Made in France) now using Cheddite hulls?



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Edited by skeettx (11/12/12 08:45 PM)
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#300173 - 11/12/12 04:54 PM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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Looks that way, Cheddite used 4 stars on the heads. That even looks like a real brass head. I wonder if they realized their fibre inner base wad could be dangerous for reloading.
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#300174 - 11/12/12 05:13 PM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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Could this be old ammo?

My recollection is that Estate used Cheddite hulls before ATK (Federal) bought them.

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#300195 - 11/12/12 08:37 PM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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Bought TODAY at Academy Sports

AMMO is made in FRANCE !!

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#300202 - 11/12/12 09:18 PM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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Originally Posted By: skeettx
Bought TODAY at Academy Sports

AMMO is made in FRANCE !!



Damn, I'm glad that I reload almost all the ammo that my wife and I shoot.

Will ammo made in the land of the frogs even go bang?

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#300204 - 11/12/12 09:24 PM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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#300214 - 11/13/12 12:30 AM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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The French make very good guns and ammo for them. Check out Tunet, Mary and Viri loads.

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#300217 - 11/13/12 05:19 AM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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Could well be. After all, some of the recent Winchester shells are made in Australia with Cheddites.
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#300227 - 11/13/12 07:40 AM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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Have had good results with Estate in both the lead and steel loadings for years.

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#300308 - 11/13/12 07:38 PM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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Checked with a vendor and they informed me that the shell is being made by Nobel Sport, Academy may have an exclussive??
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#300311 - 11/13/12 08:11 PM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: bill schodlatz]
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Checked with a vendor and they informed me that the shell is being made by Nobel Sport, Academy may have an exclussive??


So Federal owns Estate, but they are having Nobel Sport manufacture the shells? Does that make any sense?

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#300313 - 11/13/12 08:12 PM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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Maybe they can make cheap crap cheaper.

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#300362 - 11/14/12 09:14 AM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: wburns]
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It'll get worse, Mr. Burns. Who would have thought Marx's crystal ball was so accurate? With globalization, Marx's "proletariat" doing most of the world's work now is China as the manufacturing centre of the world.

Apple's last quarter was the most profitable of any company in history, its best-selling products made by China's Foxconn which makes close to every electronic device in the world with starting pay of $2 a day.

Foxconn's factory in Chengdu where the iPad is made employs 120,000; another in Shenzhen employs 230,000 who work 12 hours a day six days a week. On the evidence, their workers aren't turning out crap.

That's the hell of it: the millions of jobs shipped overseas aren't likely to come back, placing democratic states at risk of collapse.

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#300364 - 11/14/12 09:29 AM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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Sorry if I added confusion, the current main line Estates are to be made in the states and in my experience are very good shells.
I have 180 flats ordered for competive shooters and they like them for recoil, preformance, and cost. Most of these guys do not reload and can afford any brand. Also if you make a serious price check AA is typically +$2/box and STS is +$3/box. A supplier who helps shooters needs to be rewarded. When it comes to breaking birds AA and STS are not worth an extra .50/box let alone two or three dollars.

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#300448 - 11/14/12 07:30 PM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: bill schodlatz]
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Concur - I'm still making my way through a flat of Estates for my 16 and they are every bit as good as the more expensive RSTs that cost about $7/box more. Of course, the Estates I have to open and remove the shot, cut down, reload the shot and roll crimp and the RSTs are good to go straight off the shelf. But, still.
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#300452 - 11/14/12 07:48 PM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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The old Estate hulls, the ones with the fibre inner base wad, I heard could and did come loose and could lodge in your barrel/s. I do not reload Federal, although I did reload two boxes of Federal papers that I picked up from someone shooting ahead of me one day.
If you want a very good hull for reloading that lasts longer than the new AA's or Nitro 27, STS, use the Remington Game loads. Most have the zinc head, but there are some with brass heads also. They reload much nicer and reload more times than the other Remingtons and AA's.
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#300453 - 11/14/12 08:30 PM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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The ones I shot were filthy shooting. Never used them again. Maybe Federal straightend them out when they took over. I have no issue paying a couple bucks more if the quality is good.

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#300454 - 11/14/12 09:09 PM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: wburns]
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The ones I shot were filthy shooting.


If you are not shooting an auto, does it really make any difference? One of my friends won't shoot certain brands because they leave schmutz in the bores of his doubles. A single pass with a Tico or a pull-through patch and it's all gone. Not a big deal.

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#300456 - 11/14/12 09:26 PM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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I used to shoot both. Cheap shells with cheap primers blow a lot more crap back into your action than one realizes until you fully strip them down.

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#300479 - 11/15/12 08:55 AM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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I visited Federal a few years ago and saw their machines busily cranking out Estates. The Federal people told us that what they got when they bought Estate was some very good, modern machines to turn out shells. Went from the specialty brand it had been to something more on the order of Federal's promotional brand--but still decent stuff (speaking of the American-made Estates). My personal preference for factory loads, however, is the Remington Gun Club. Cheaper than the top brand stuff, but the hulls reload very well. Darned near as good as STS hulls.

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#300484 - 11/15/12 10:02 AM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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used those in early 90s when they were made in texas. those were good shells for money spent.
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#300486 - 11/15/12 11:15 AM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: skeettx]
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I'll go with L B on the Gun Club. If you are a reloader these are the bargain shells. If not, the Estates are plenty good.

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#300487 - 11/15/12 11:29 AM Re: Estate ammo with Cheddite hulls? [Re: pooch]
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I save any and all Remington Uni-Body hulls no matter what color or whether high or low brass.
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