ACTIVE hulls

Discussion in 'Reloading Bench' started by bobski, May 20, 2021.

  1. bobski

    bobski USN Retired Range Owner

    active was unique in its day. I still don't know why they went away. in light of all the complaints about steel base hulls, im surprised mfg'rs haven't reconsidered the all plastic design. your thoughts?
  2. nickthanos

    nickthanos Well-Known Member

    I shot Active shells for years. Probably the best loading hull ever with Federal recipes. I have several thousand once fired actives. I started shooting some bunker last year, and loaded the actives with hot 1 ounce loads. They look like new factory shells.
  3. jansonuhl

    jansonuhl jansonuhl

    I shot a lot of them. Found that reloads would sometimes separate and part of hull would stick in barrel. Checked gun after every shot. Would never shoot in a auto or pump gun.
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  4. squirrel_hunter

    squirrel_hunter Active Member

    I have loaded alot of crow loads with them. I still have a bunch.
  5. dr.longshot

    dr.longshot Grudge Match Champion Founding Member Forum Leader Grudge Match Champion

    Aren't ACTIVs still being made in Ky or Wva?

  6. rookieshooter

    rookieshooter Elite Poster Forum Leader

    The plant in WV, closed decades ago. I used to live a few miles from it. Not far from the Dupont plant.
  7. settersit

    settersit Member

    Made in Argentina I believe, somebody bought the original manufacturing equipment and moved it there. I remember reading an article some years back about the fabulous dove hunting in Argentina, a few paragraphs mentioned the Active shells that were provided, and the fact the equipment was moved there