They are pretty salty in terms of price if you ask me. I don't think that they offer you much advantage over some of the cheaper shells. I like the Rio star team shells for sporting and their top trap for a heavier load. They save you $20+ per case. The Remington Gun Clubs are a bad target shell as well. I agree with Duckman in that the nitro sporting shells beat you pretty hard by the end of the day. Good luck!
Shoot 'em, and again, and again. I get a lot of reloads out of Gun Club hulls too. Not as many as STS, but enough to make it worth while to pick up the Gun Club empties. AA's - not since they went to the new design.
I was talking to guy at a sporting clays course about reloading and he also gets lots of reloads out of Gun Club hulls. He said something about chrimping them a certain (5 Point maybe) way for better results.
You're right Jimsdad. More guys pick up the Gun Clubs at our range for reloading than any other hull. They do reload nice. Most of the guys will reload them before anything else. STS, Nitro and AA usually don't hit the ground unless there is a tourney here, but Gun Clubs are plentiful.
I've really never found a bad Remington hull to reload. Used to love the old Blue Magics, and I still have a couple hundred. I also have a garbage can full of once-fired Premiers. STS/Nitros are a beautiful hull to load, and even the Gun Clubs keep on going and going. I mainly load the Gun Clubs for hunting loads as I don't feel nearly as bad if I lose one as I do if I lose a Nitro/STS! The new 2-piece AA's are trash.
Only because they are a 6-point crimp. You get bad crimps if you are using an 8-point crimp starter. I've got several hundred of those old dove load cases that I use for, surprise! dove loads. I just use the 6-point crimp starter, they load fine. Windjammer wads slide into those cases beautifully.