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7/8 with 700x

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  1. valmet

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    need some 12ga. recipes for 7/8 oz. using 700x. IMR booklet only shows 1 0z. and whatever 24gm means. i will be using fed.209A, tgt wad, and sts hull. looking for about 1200 f.p.s. load. thanks, dennis
     
  2. shutnlar

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    Dennis- 24 grams is REAL close(but less than) to 7/8oz so those recipies should work for you. I load 7/8 in a AA hull with 700x with a load I got from an IMR book..Hope this helps

    Larry
     
  3. BDodd

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    You can use the 24 gram loads as if they were 7/8 oz - little difference than "which is better a dollar bill or 4 quarters." BUT, most of my weenies were made with 700X dating back nearly 20 years for skeet and then later for 16 yards and first shot of doubles. They were/are; AA hulls, Win 209 primers, Fed. SO wad or clone, 16.5 gr. of 700X, then I went to the AA 12L wad or clone, with Cheddites, and same powder charge, and later yet, STS hull, AA 12L wad or clone, Win 209 or cheddite interchangeably, and played with some 700X powder charges between 16.5 and 17.2 grains without seeing any improvement. Shooting Clays now with 17 grains and the rest the same.....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  4. sammyd95

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    I use 17.1,or 17.3 grs 700x with gray 7/8oz clay buster wad STS case win 209 primes...nice light load,,oh yea,,7/8 oz of #8's
     
  5. BunkerGuy

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    24 grams = 370 grains, 7/8oz = 382 grains. When using a 7/8 oz recipe, I see 20 ft/sec increase in speed when loading the lighter 24 gram charge (because of the lighter shot charge)in a chronograph test. How much the pressure changes is unknown; I've never seen any figures.

    Hi-Skor 700X is one of the denser powders. Use of a longer wad, as the Winchester 12L or its (tend to be)clones, is advisable. Otherwise, you will probably have to use no wad pressure, lower the pre-fold die to gather up more plastic and reduce crimp depth to keep the BB's in the shell.

    - - Bill
     
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