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Anybody Pattern DRHF8 ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 1100 REMINGTON MAN, Mar 4, 2013.

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  1. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

    1100 REMINGTON MAN Active Member

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    Was woundering what kind of performance people were getting with this wad looks like it would make a nice 16yd Wad.
     
  2. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    No difference between it and the 4 petal version, nor is there supposed to be according to the people at Downrange. Five each F-8 and HF-8 shot at 4' square paper from 30 yards...not very scientific, small sample, but visually nothing to choose between them. It's a response to requests from shooters who want to believe that there is a difference. The 8 petals are a lot better behaved in the press than those on other brands of 8-petal wads, though.

    Keller
     
  3. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    I once did extensive patterning of my standard handicap load using different wads. Specifically, I wanted to see if the claims for the Spolar Wad were true. Wads tested were the Rem Fi-8, Windjammer, Spolar and DRm Windjammer clone.

    Load was STS hull, W209 primer, 19gr Green Dot, the wad and 1 1/8oz WCM shot. Even with 20 pattern tests of each, results were within 2%. As far as I'm concerned, that's meaningless. BTW, the Spolar claims for increased velocity were bogus.

    For my handicap load, using a Fig-8 or one of the Windjammer clones resulted in essentially, equivalency. So I'd bet that using a DRM Fig-8 clone with the 8-petal Windjammer wad style petals will result in equivalency. At worst, I'd say the 8-petal design would be up to 2% more open than the 4-petal wad.
     
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    No difference between the 4 and 8 petal on the patterning board. Petals stay open and in better shape on the 4 petal better then the 8 out of the bag. Tried 5000 of the 8 wasn't worth the hassle. Like the windjammers just not as bad. Went back to the 4 petal. Jmo
     
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    I have gone through 1/2 a case and I didn't see any difference in the 8 petal vs. 4. I too will be going back to 4 petal after 5 more bags are used up.

    CREEK
     
  6. morepowder

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    So how do they compare to the Fed s3 or claybuster clone?
     
  7. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    Hard to say... one wad is for tapered wall hulls and the other is for straight walled hulls...they aren't both used in the same type of hull.
     
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