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active hulls 20ga 12 ga what wade can be used?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Racerx, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Racerx

    Racerx Member

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    I have some 20/12 ga hulls made by Actives.. so what wade can I use and what kinda pressures are we talking about.. info data also ?? thanks
     
  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    I have an old Activ booklet with recipes. They use a straight wall wad, like for a Federal hull. If you are more specific about what kind of load you want to load, I can give you some recipes.


    12 Gauge, 1 1/8 oz. Federal 12S0 wad, (or clone), with Win209 Primer and 18.5 grains of Red Dot will get you 1145 fps @ 8900 psi. 19.5 grains of Red Dot will bump it to 1200 fps @9900 psi.

    Mark
     
  3. Racerx

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    7/8 and 1 oz loads in the 1275-1300 fps range on the 7/8 and 1280 fps on the 1 oz ...thanks
     
  4. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    12 gauge 1 oz load.
    12S0 wad, Win209 primer, 18.5 grains 700x, 1235 fps, 8800 psi

    12S0 wad, Win209 primer, 20 grains 700x, 1290 fps, 10,000 psi

    No 7/8 oz 12 gauge loads listed.


    7/8 oz 20 gauge loads list PB and Herco as powders.
     
  5. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Loaded actives a long time, always just used fed specs
     
  6. TD1958

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    I have some of the t42 active wads for large volume charges for the game shoots. If anybody needs some I would let some of them go. Thanks, Tim
     
  7. Racerx

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    Thanks for the help but what about the two versions of Activ hulls? Ive been told the second version is safer to use and you can tell them by the lettering??
     
  8. SevenMaryThree

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    You can tell because the early ones split at the crimps after firing the first time. I'm shooting through a bunch of them now. Great hull for heavy high volume loads, but they are mostly a one and done proposition.
     
  9. Racerx

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    the first Activs - that ones bad about blowing apart - from the later hulls that didn't... How can you tell the difference between the two ??
     
  10. ou.3200

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    The Activs that I had trouble with separating had little ridges around the circumference primer pocket, the good ones had no ridges in the base. As a precaution I load the good ones a maximum of 5x to avoid any problems.
     
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