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7/8 oz loads, which powder and primer?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Neil Winston, Jan 2, 2008.

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  1. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Piddy, I thought that a really fast powder would be the ticket for 7/8 ounce, so I made a bunch of them at that speed with Bullseye. I decided there was no magic to the combo - the volume of powder was too small and the crimps dished - so then I just used Red Dot with a recipe I got from some manual and it worked just as well, shooting-wise and gave better crimps as well.

    But then I just started loading an ounce going a bit slower, more like 1150-minus, and I liked that best of all. It's a 28 bushing and Red Dot on my 9000H and the deluxe combination for the first shot of my doubles shooting. Winchester or Federal primers, AA or STS hulls, AA pink or green Remington wads.

    Neil
     
  2. goosecall

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    Piddy, I have been using 16.5 grs of 700x, Fiocchi 209 primer XXL pink. If you drop to 16 grs it will be close to 1180, but I have found as others that just over 1200fps is the ticket for 7/8 zo. I am going to try 16.5 grs of RedDot Fiocchi 209 primer XXL pink wad. Another load to think about is 15.5 gr E3. I thought about trying the new Winchester AAlite powder at 14.5 grs, but do not know the volume of the powder, and no powder busing charts.
     
  3. WesleyB

    WesleyB Well-Known Member

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    What about Solo 1000 ? Anyone ever use this powder? I use it on 1oz and 1 1/8 oz. I have never shot a 7/8 load yet with it. It is very clean burning.
     
  4. BDodd

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    Don't reduce both the shot weight and powder drop. I haven't seen one whit of data in my playing with 7/8 oz loads that one wad or powder gave "better" patterns than the next. I will say that I found the light load of shot needs some velocity to ensure a consistent burn of any powder. I've found a comfy 1 oz load at 1180 fps and changing wads and shot for 7/8 oz but with the same powder drop will likely get you closer to 1210 to 1225 fps. ...breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  5. Fraz

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    I'm using Promo powder 17 grains - Lighting wad, 7/8's STS hulls, light full choke, winter & summer great pattern - dust. secret is stay with a high end primer - I only use Winchesters. Happy shooting Fraz
     
  6. johns6

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    Duster Green Wad, 16.9 gr. of Clays,Win 209 or Nobel Sport primer and AA hull. 1200 fps very light recoil.
     
  7. sammyd95

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    17.1 gr 700x gray claybuster wad,rem STS Hull,win 209 primer.
     
  8. High2

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    Piddy,
    I have been using a Hogdgon recipe for the last year which just destroys targets. Gun club or STS hull, 15.9 grains of Clays, Win 209 primer and a Claybuster WAA12SL wad. 8900 psi, 1250 fps. I looked at Hogdgon to see if they had a downrange wad, but nothing shown out of over 200 recipes for 7/8 oz. in Remington hulls. http://data.hodgdon.com/shotshell_load.asp
    Jim
     
  9. les morgan

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    I like solo 1000. I load 7/8oz and 1oz. Win 209 primers. Solo 1000 has a broad range of usable charge weights since it does not build pressure very quickly. Check out Accurate Powders web site for loading data. You can load slow to very fast loads with it. It patterns great, at least in my opinion. It meters well and still burns very clean at light loadings. I have tried several other powders such as E3, clays, international clays, american select, red dot, green dot, PB, 7625, and while they all have their strong points, I keep comming back to Solo 1000 for 7/8 and 1 oz loads.
     
  10. Shooting Coach

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    Solo 1000 is one of my all time favorite powders for 24 and 28 gram 12's.

    I load for Bunker, and use them at everything. I like 21.7 gr Solo for 1350+ with the 24's in everything but AA hulls.

    18 gr or so will work well with slower loads. You will get better performance, especially in cold weather, with the faster loads. The hotter primers will help keep pressures up.
     
  11. dzneff

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    I load 7/8 oz #8 shot in Remington hulls, 16.3 gr Clays and Cheddite primers for a great 16 yd and skeet shell. I am guesssing a 1180 fpm speed. Shot a 98 in registered trap singles last fall with the 2 misses no fault of the shells (actually I was using 15.7 grains of Clays then).
    Dennis
     
  12. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    16.5-17 grs Promo, Cheddite 209, claybuster or downrange purple wad, gun club, sts or aa hull, low recoil ink balls targets. No 100 straight yet but several 99s. I also use them for both shots of doubles with good results. Jake
     
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    solo 1000 is a excellent powder.I have not had a chance to pattern it sence they went to the new manufactur but it breaks birds good.

    gary
     
  14. zzt

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    I bought 2000 of the pink XXL wads just to give them a try. I loaded STS hull, STS209 primer, 15.5gr e3, and 7/8oz hard shot using 12S0 and XXL wads. In warm weather, the 12S0 smoked singles as it always does. The XXL did not. I ran them over my chrono. The 12S0 load averaged 1222fps with an SD of 9.2. The XXL load averages 1225fps with an SD of 18.4. I suspect you'll have to go closer to 1300fps to get consistency from the XXL. I know from past experience using Red Dot that i can get consistent loads using the 12S0 in an STS hull all the way down to 1100fps.
     
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    I'm using sts hulls, 18.5 grains of clays, winchester primers and claybuster gray wads Velocity in the 12 to 1300 fps range. recoil is very light.
    doc
     
  16. Michael Jobe

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    e3, Winchester grey wad, Win 209. 16 grains in the either the AA or STS should give you around 1200 fps.

    ~Michael
     
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    Hodgdon Clays is good for 7/8 ounce load because it is not very dense. Helps with those concave crimps.

    I plan to try Remington hulls, Win209 primers, 17.1+/- grains of Clays, and the new Downrange XXL wad.
     
  18. Texas Trap Shooter

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    I use 19.8 grains Solo 1000, Claybuster Pink 1 oz wad, Cheddite primer, Remington hull, and 7/8 ounce 8.5 shot. Yes I have broken several 100 straights with this load.

    Ron - Sun City, TX
     
  19. shot410ga

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    Piddy: I use 17.0-17.3 grains of clays with a WW209 and Rem wad in STS. I have broke 100 straight on the 16 with that load. I also use 8.5 shot. Likewise, did the same with 22.5 grains of 7625, but found a lot of unburn't powder comming back in my face with any wind. Both are very soft shooters.
     
  20. FarmerD

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    17 grs. Rex 1, F616 primer, Pink Winchester or WJII wad, and 7/8 oz. #9 shot in either a WAA or REM hull. 1225fps over the chronograph. Ink balls 16's and first shot doubles. Ben
     
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