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1 oz wad for new Fiocchi hulls

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by yakimaman, May 25, 2011.

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  1. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    Have ended up witn 500 new,primed Fiocchi 12 ga hulls - I'm fairly new to reloading and now find these hulls are straight wall and I'll need a bit wider wad to seal the powder. Anyone using these? Ballistic Products will sell me load data and a VP05 wad - any other recommendations?
     
  2. Quack Shot

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    Check Alliant and Hodgdon. They both have loads for these hulls. I usually use the Federal 12S0 and 12S3, but data has been limited. There are many other combinations listed. VP05 wads are decent, from what I've seen.
     
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    What powder are you gonna use? No need to buy load data. If you use Alliant powders you can simply go to their site and get data for free. I use Green Dot and there are several 1 oz wads that will work with it. Just as an example these wads below are all 1 oz to be used with your hull and Alliants Green Dot.

    WAA12SL

    Jammer XL-1

    TGT12

    12S0

    Purple PC
     
  4. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    grntitan: I saw those recommendations, as I also use Green Dot. But the Purple PC has been out of production and a 1.125oz load from the same Alliant Guide shows using a WAA12 wad - that's what I'm using in AA hulls and it sure doesn't work in the Fiocchi. Wad is under diameter - powder migration up the sides and and crater in the crimp deep enough to drink coffee from. Feel I'm going to end up with 500 wads here, 500 there, until I find one that works. Buying these hulls seemed like a good idea but maybe I should have just switched my AA loads instead of going to a new hull.
     
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    To be honest the Fiocchi hulls i loaded were 1 1/8oz and i wasn't impressed either with the way they turned out. I used the Remington RXP12 wad and 20 grains Green Dot. It was more or less an experiment and a short lived one at that. I can't get away from using Remington STS hulls as they do everything i need and i don't end up with the headaches some of the other hulls give me. Just tried to help with the Alliant info but i haven't personally loaded 'em as 1 oz. Sorry.
     
  6. Terry_Maiden

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    Consider the DRXXL Orange wad. The overpowder cup has extra rings molded on to stop the powder migration problem. Would probably work well for 7/8 or 1 ounce in the Fiocchi hull. I have used it with 17 gr. of Promo for a light shooting O/U load or with 18 gr. of Promo for use in 1100s and 11-87s. Also consider the CB6100-12 which looks like just another WAA12SL clone but has a slightly wider overpowder cup to work better in straight-wall hulls. Use the data in the Alliant booklet for the Fiocchi hull, 12S0 wad. Or just use the 12S0 wad! Have fun!

    Terry
     
  7. goatskin

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    Pretty easy problem, actually, and you have a lot of choices that will work well.

    The VP-05 is a good wad and will give you a good seal and good fill.

    Fed 12S0 (or clone) is the 'default' 1oz straight wall wad, and you'll be delighted with it. The CB is just a taste longer than the DM clone and would probably fit GD better.

    The DM XXL-orange is a strange critter that works awfully good in straight-wall hulls for 1ox.

    You won't waste them, anyhow, as eurotrash hulls are all over, and load with the same data.

    Bob
     
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    Bob--What is the VP-05 wad. I have never heard of that one. Who makes it and does it have any other uses i.e. other hulls? Thanks

    Matt
     
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    Ballistic Products sells the VP-05 Wad. Click on the link.

    It looks a lot like the wads that come out of all the European 24 gram shells I'm shooting.
     
  10. goatskin

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    Matt, the VP series wads are Danish, Vagner Plastics. They have a plant in Florida, and BPI is their sole distributor.

    The VP-05 is a 24gm wad that loads sweetly with either 7/8 or one ounce. Some of the other wads ... the -10, -13 & -15 have had some blow-through problems, and ten gauge (on TS.com) has been heavily involved with them, but there have been no issues with the -05.

    Their steel wads are good, and the cheapest out there, so everybody who re-loads steel uses them.

    If you & son want to play with some light loads, you can do a lot worse than the VP-05, and keep in mind that I loathe BPI.

    I just finished loading my Teal & Woodie bullets for this year: F-209A, Federal Paper, 24gn of PB, VP-05 and 24gm of #5 Bismuth. Those are some serious baby duck bullets.

    Bob
     
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    Bob--Forgot i had asked about these wads. Thank you for the education on 'em. I think i'll stick with what i'm doing currently. Pretty happy with the results i'm get'n now with the Fig 8's and RXP12 wads.

    For what its worth, i won 4 flats of 1 ounce Estate with 7 1/2 shot at a shoot last fall. I personally hated the darn shells but the boy shot them very well. He ended up shoot'n a 98 at one SCTP shoot in some nasty wind and rain. I had no problem getting him to shoot the rest of those 1 ounce Estates after that. LOL
     
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    Tkhe orange DRXXL is the way to go in the cheapie straight walled hulls. I'd use a faster powder than Green Dot for the one ounce loads to give you a faster and full powder burn. Clays or Red Dot might serve you better.
     
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    The Claybuster 2100 (clone for the 12SO) is what I have used in the Fiocchi hull in the past with good results.
     
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