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appropriate 1oz 12ga powder?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by skeet_man, Jul 22, 2009.

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  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Up until now, i've been using 18.4gr international clays (at least thats what I remember, its w/e the hodgdon site called for for a 1185fps load) in a rem hull w/ a tgt12 wad, fed 209A primer, and one oz of shot.

    However, I can't easily source any more international clays locally right now (or federal 209a primers for that matter), plus I wanted to find a more suitable 1oz powder anyways, international clays is marginal at best, hence why i'm using 209A primers, I can't get a complete burn w/ any other primer since int'l isn't really a 1oz powder.

    What hodgdon powders would be more appropriate for one ounce, using a CCI primer, TGT12 wad, and 1oz shot?

    Also, any recommended non-hodgdon powders in case I really have to dig deep @ the supplier?
     
  2. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    Clays works well in 1 oz loads. There are a lot of loads here:

    http://data.hodgdon.com/shotshell_load.asp

    I also like Promo from Alliant.
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Titewad. I had all the others, and TW is the bomb for one ounce.

    HM
     
  4. perazzipaul

    perazzipaul TS Member

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    ditto halfmile, titewad is what i use for my 1oz loads with a tgt12 wad and win. primers.
     
  5. poacherjoe

    poacherjoe Well-Known Member

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    Promo is cheaper and easier to get!! Clay's is good but try to find any right now!PJ
     
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    Use Promo and FORGET the rest! Much less expensive, and goes BANG just fine all the time. Use DownRange TGT12 wads, point your gun right, and watch the clays go away!

    AndyH ;-)
     
  8. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Up until now, i've been using 18.4gr international clays (at least thats what I remember, its w/e the hodgdon site called for for a 1185fps load) in a rem hull w/ a tgt12 wad, fed 209A primer, and one oz of shot.

    However, I can't easily source any more international clays locally right now (or federal 209a primers for that matter), plus I wanted to find a more suitable 1oz powder anyways, international clays is marginal at best, hence why i'm using 209A primers, I can't get a complete burn w/ any other primer since int'l isn't really a 1oz powder.

    What hodgdon powders would be more appropriate for one ounce, using a CCI primer, TGT12 wad, and 1oz shot?

    Also, any recommended non-hodgdon powders in case I really have to dig deep @ the supplier?
     
  9. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    Clays works well in 1 oz loads. There are a lot of loads here:

    http://data.hodgdon.com/shotshell_load.asp

    I also like Promo from Alliant.
     
  10. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Titewad. I had all the others, and TW is the bomb for one ounce.

    HM
     
  11. perazzipaul

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    ditto halfmile, titewad is what i use for my 1oz loads with a tgt12 wad and win. primers.
     
  12. poacherjoe

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    Promo is cheaper and easier to get!! Clay's is good but try to find any right now!PJ
     
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    Use Promo and FORGET the rest! Much less expensive, and goes BANG just fine all the time. Use DownRange TGT12 wads, point your gun right, and watch the clays go away!

    AndyH ;-)
     
  15. waverider

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    Any fast burning powder:Clays/Clay Dot, TiteWad, Red Dot/Promo, 700X.

    Jason
     
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    Another vote for Clays
     
  17. grnberetcj

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    17 grs. of 700X and a 209A primer.....

    Curt
     
  18. skeeljc

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    Clays works well for 1 oz. and 7/8 oz. loads (3/4 oz too).

    I was in our Gander Mountain the other day and they had 5 or 6 containers of Clays (8#) on the shelf for $129.00. I guess nobody thinks about shopping at Gander for components!

    Jim Skeel
     
  19. Longgunnm

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    I hope you beleive this....International Clays $199.99 Amarillo Gander Mountain last weekend.
    Been using Clays for 1 oz. for 5 years. Very happy with it. Mark
     
  20. bobdog

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    I get a very good 1 Oz. load from Nitro hulls, 18.8 grains of Clays, W209 primers and Downrange XL-1 wads. That's a #34 MEC bushing for me. It's around 1200fps and it patterns good.

    I've been experimenting with Promo lately because of the Clays and W209 shortages. 17.0 grains of Promo (#30 MEC bushing) with a Nobelsport primer is too anemic. I'd eyeball it at around 1000fps or so on a guess, but I haven't chronographed it. It seems a little dirtier, but I sure do like the price.
     
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