This tip I learned from a college roommate years ago.
When reloading shotgun shells, we usually have a mixed bag of hulls, with different shot designations of them. We reload them, and if marked with a felt marker, then the case could be wrongly marked for the next time it is loaded. What to do?
Buy some round price stickers in the 1/2" size (they come in many colors). Simply mark the sticker with the size of shot you have loaded and apply it over the primer on the shell base. This way, at a glance you can see what the shell is loaded with, even in the field when in a shell vest, belt or coat. Also, the stickers peel off easily before loading the spent hull the next time and are thin enough not to interfere with head spacing, firing pin effectivity, or chambering, even with the most finicky of shotguns. Using different colors to designate different loads also enhances the versatility of this marking system.
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