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7/8 Load for 700X

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  1. DocJim

    DocJim Member

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    Can anyone provide me with a good load for 700X for 7/8 oz shot? I usually get the load on line from the Hodgson/IMR website but have not been able to access that for several weeks.(The Hodgson & Winchester data are there but not IMR) Other components would be: STS or AA (old)cases, Federal primers, and Winchester WA12SL(?)(the gray ones) wads. Would like to see about 1200 fps or slightly less. Much thanks in advance.................Jim G
     
  2. Andy44

    Andy44 Active Member

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    Jim G-
    16 gr of 700X will give you 1200 fps, but the pressure is about 6500 psi which is pretty low for consistency. Best go to a faster powder for your 7/8 loads, or use 17 gr and go to 1250 psi. A better load with minimal recoil!
    Andy44
     
  3. mudbug

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    JimG - Andy is right on. I have been loading STS/AA with the 17 gr of 700X, WAA12L, Fed or Rem primer. Soft shoot, and you do get the needed pressure.

    This load works well in my BT99 and cycles my Beretta 391 without a hiccup.

    It's nice to see another 700X user on here.............


    Milt
     
  4. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    DocJim,

    I do not see 700X for 7/8 ounce loads, but data is there for 24 gram loads, which should be pretty close (actually, my 7/8 ounce bushing throws about exactly 24 grams)

    Exactly 7/8 ounces converts to 24.8 grams.

    Tim
     
  5. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    From the website:

    24 gm shot
    700-X Powder
    Fed. 209A Primer
    WAA12SL Wad

    14.5 grains 6,500 PSI 1150 fps

    15.5 grains 7,300 PSI 1200 fps

    16.5 grains 8,200 PSI 1250 fps

    18.5 grains 10,000 PSI 1325 fps

    I did not see any data for the WAA12L wad.
     
  6. BDodd

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    My most and longest used recipe with the weenies was 16.5 gr of 700X, AA then STS hulls, Winchester primers, CB clone of the AA 12L wad, and they chronoed closer to 1200fps than other choices. I eventually bumped it up to 16.7 and 17 grains but noticed no special reason to keep it there. I'm now loading with 17 gr. of Clays and find it quite similar. The weenies have provided several 100s at 16 yards...breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
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