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2 1oz DownRange Wads

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by timb99, Jul 30, 2010.

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  1. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Call Kevin Lewis?
     
  2. BDodd

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    Ditto timb99 but I can attest to the neon green wad working like a champ in STS/Nitro 27 hulls....breakemall.....Bob Dodd
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

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    And with 1 1/8 and ww super handicap in silver bullets...
     
  4. Erik W

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    I bought a bag of the Lime Green XL-1 at S Grand. They were represented as being 1oz wad for AA hulls. They are not good fit with dense powder like 700X. The crimp is way too deep & open at bottom.
     
  5. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Erik

    Yes, that's true. You need a taller wad with dense powders.

    I use the Lime Green XL-1 with Clays, which is very bulky, and it works perfectly for me in Remington hulls.
     
  6. BDodd

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    I'll join Timb again - my remarks were using Clays.....Bob Dodd

    ps - Oh, BTW, I use adjustable bars and if I get a bit of dishing in my crimps, it's real simple to add a little extra shot until it meets my anal self.BD
     
  7. psfive

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    I'm with Bob Dodd on the Clays and the adjustable charge bars.I really like the DR neon green wad. Maybe the best thing about them (besides the fact that work great) is they are made just down the road from me in Hastings NE. A fine Nebraska made product. Paul
     
  8. Big Al 29

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    Check out a CB pink wad, a Green Duster, and a Down Range Pink wad if you want to see three wads that are supposed to be identical (AA clones), have the same exact loading data BUT three wads are clearly different size.

    I am too poor to buy AA wads to compare which is a closer match but....

    CB = Longest and no matter how much adjusting I get bulged crimps.
    DR = Shortest and no matter how much adjusting I get dished crimps.
    GD = Just right

    So I am guessing the Green Dusters are the closest match.

    What the five dollar question is how can they by clones and publish the same data if they are all that different?
     
  9. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Hellcat.

    Call Kevin. He will usually answer the phone, and if he doesn't, he will return your call.
     
  10. fishguts

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    I'm with BigM-Perazzi...best wad to use with 20.9grs. AA S/Hdcp. powder. No dished crimps...hope Downrange doesn't change them.

    Wayne
     
  11. Mark425

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    Quoting BucPride29-

    "CB = Longest and no matter how much adjusting I get bulged crimps. DR = Shortest and no matter how much adjusting I get dished crimps. GD = Just right "

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    They are all ballistically the same. The different lengths is what each company THINKS is the type powder and charge most of their customers will use.

    I have used all three in AA-HS and what I have found is - for ball powder or very low charge weights the CB works best. For typical 3 dram flake powder the DR-A12 (red) wad works best. For something in between the GD or the DR XL (same length)

    Mark

    p.s the best wad I have found for Remington is the neon green DR XL wad. Either in the 1 or 1 1/8 version
     
  12. StonewallRacing

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    I could not get XL-1's earlier this year, so bought a case of DRA-1s and they are small, just like the gold ones in the picture. Dished crimps etc.

    I took sample shells to Kevin Lewis who was at Wisc. State shoot and spent over a half an hour going over adjustments I could make.

    MAN IS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE!!! He explained stack height to me and how to adjust my components.

    He had me reduce wad pressure and set my final crimp slightly deeper and I got perfect crimps.

    I asked him why different brands of AA wad clones are different and he said Winchester changed there wads several years ago and depending on if the clones are made off or new style or older style is why they are different heights. I never knew that.

    SW
     
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