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Best Fig. 8 Clones ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by WNCRob, Dec 14, 2008.

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  1. WNCRob

    WNCRob Member

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    I'm a new reloader and am coming to the end of my 1st order of Figure 8 wads. I'm very happy with the Remington wads, but at a ssavings of $25-30, is it worth going to a clone? Also, are the clones petals stitched like the Fig. 8? Is that an issue that I should be concerned about? What are the key issues, other than price, in evaluating moving to a particular clone rather than the Remington wad? I have been using all Remington components and Clays powder, loading #8.5's for the 16 yd. line and #8's for H'cap, 1160 to 1200 fps.

    Many thanks.

    WNCRob
     
  2. Dove Commander

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    I would try the Downrange clone.
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I have been using the Claybuster, but next batch will be Downrange. I tried some samples and liked them.

    HM
     
  4. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    I think the best "Figure 8" I've ever seen was Jayne Mansfield......followed by Marilyn Monroe at 7.99999999.

    And no plastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Curt
     
  5. FLIP

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    check for better prices, the clones are ok but the weight is not the same as the original fig 8 and they are not stiched at the top,and just do not feel the same,for now I am sticking with the original for .0004 of a penny
     
  6. FLIP

    FLIP Member

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    sorry .004 I flinched
     
  7. lytnin1

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    grnberetcj, I bet those two were bigger than a 1 1/8 oz. cup
     
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    The Downrange Clone has worked better for me than the Claybuster CB8118-12. That said, I still use the original when it counts.
     
  9. Jollytrapshooter

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    Count me as one more vote for Downrange. They are the smoothest loading wads I've found for my needs. Hope this helps, Josh.
     
  10. hmb

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    Don't fix it if it ain't broke. HMB
     
  11. WNCRob

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    Everyone, many thanks. Think I'll stick with the factory wads.

    WNCRob
     
  12. trapshootingfran

    trapshootingfran TS Member

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    Rem. fig.8 wads are heaver in weight than any other wad on the market. I have used them all and I will stick with the Remington. Maybe just me but I think they do a better job. Keep pulling that handle or pushing those buttons.
    Fran
     
  13. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Remington wads are around $100 per 5,000
    Clones are around $60.00 per 5000

    That is a substantial savings.

    Primers Winchester and Remington are around $125
    Rio's are less than a $100

    Promo Powder is around $70.00 per 8lbs

    Now this is SUBSTANTIAL savings



    Gary Bryant
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  14. Dbl Auto

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    I have a buddy that told me when I started shooting trap that this endevor was about spending money not saving money. If you change to save money and drop targets because of it what is that worth?
    Doug
     
  15. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Gary, where do you find Remington primers for $125?

    I would be a buyer. They are way nasty here at 170.

    HM
     
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