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Best Low Recoil Wad-1oz?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by blackfoot, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. blackfoot

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    Been reloading for years but I don't know alot about different types of wads.I am looking for a good low recoil wad for 1oz loads in tapered hulls.

    Appreciate your knowledge! Thanks
     
  2. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    My suggestion is to buy the wad the manufacturer of your hull uses for 1 oz., or a clone of that wad. You will have no fit or firing problems, and there will be a wealth of reloading data available for it.

    Once you know a little more about the subject, you may want to try a lighter wad. Even a 5gr difference in wad weight makes a feelable difference on your shoulder.
     
  3. RunGunIPSC

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    For a taper hull,1 oz,AA/STS,use the Remington TGT green wad with 16.2 or 16.3 Clays. This load will chrono about 1150. Clone wad if you like. I prefer the Rem. wad.
     
  4. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    "Even a 5gr difference in wad weight makes a feelable difference on your shoulder."

    Does in a center fire rifle also! Hap
     
  5. BunkerGuy

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    I would suggest using the Claybuster 12SL equivalent wad (CB1100-12) with Alliant's Clay Dot or E3 powder in a Remington case, 209P primer. For low perceived recoil, you want a soft-plastic wad with a soft/smooth shooting powder. Patterns will be superb.

    Even softer (because of softer plastic)is the Claybuster 12L equivalent (CB178-12), but it's a 24 gram wad and there are few recipes for it in 1 oz/28gram. Patterns will be tighter.

    In reifenhauser cases, I suggest the Gualandi SRC as Ballistic Products calls it.

    - - Bill
     
  6. code5coupe

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    I actually prefer heavier wads in my centerfire rifle loads.
     
  7. Unknown1

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    When someone tells you that they can feel the difference between 2 wads that differ in weight by 5 gr (I assume that's "grains" since a TGT-12 wad only weighs 2.5 "grams"), ask them if they can tell which of their 1 oz reloads contains 410 #8 shot and which one contains 405 or 415 since 5 #8 pellets of good shot weigh just a bit more than 5 grains. I think it's safe to call that "impossible".

    Felt recoil is the result of moving X amount of weight at Y speed. The acceleration is virtually instantaneous and no wad is going to make a difference you can feel, all other ballistic factors being equal. Move the weight slower or move a lighter weight at the same speed and the felt recoil will be less.

    I think you'll actually notice more of a reduction in felt recoil by improving your hearing protection... higher NRR in the plugs or muffs you wear. Sounds unlikely but it works.

    MK
     
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    I have found that the original and "lightning" Windjammers seem to have less felt recoil in the 1oz load. It may be all in my head....

    Have not had the chance to shoot the TGT Rem wads but I have recently bought 4 bags. We will see...
     
  9. BDodd

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    I like the Down Range XL-1 for 1 oz and I have a group of compatriots that agree. However, were that wad to disappear, I'd have no problems returning to the 12SL clone (CB1100-12) from Clay Buster. I have had no experience with the TGT from Rem. but the reputation is remarkable....breakemall......Bob Dodd
     
  10. Ljutic111

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    If you want less recoil, why don`t you use less powder ???
     
  11. dverna

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    Unknown is correct.

    There is a theoretical difference caused by wad weight but you would not be able to tell the difference in a blind test.

    To reduce recoil, use less shot and/or less velocity.

    I use both the Greenduster and Down Range XL-1 with good success.

    Don Verna
     
  12. Sky Buster

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    The Downrange XL-1 was designed for 1 oz. loads in AA or STS hulls.
    Works great!
     
  13. phirel

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    I would use the wad designed for the hull. If you do use a wad that allows a lot of gas leakage around the powder cup it will reduce recoil, shot velocity, shell effectiveness and leave a mess in your barrel.

    Pat Ireland
     
  14. Sargon

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    Another vote for Downrange XL-1. I load either American Select or Clays, makes a great 1 oz load.
     
  15. JerryP

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    The Windjammer 2 may be the lightest and the cheapest.
     
  16. Neil Winston

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    Above is a test of how much people can tell about recoil when the test is the simplest possible: Two consecutive shots - were they the same or different?

    The answer is they can't tell much. Strictly speaking, when the test involves powders, they can't tell anything.

    But I appreciate this thread, since it gives my a new variable to test. Any bets?

    Neil
     
  17. Setterman

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    Take a box of reloads and weight each shell. Write down the weights of each shell. You'll be surprised.
     
  18. Bird30

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    I am happy with the 18 grains of green dot and the WAASL wad in the AA shell or the same load in the STS with the TGT12. Can't tell any difference.

    Handicap 23 grains of PB.

    Dave
     
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    My favorite wad for light 1oz loads in A-A hulls is the Windjammer II pushed by 15.5 gr of Nitro100. With Rem hulls, I go with 17 gr of ClayDot pushing D-R TGT12 wads.
     
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    I have been using CB 1100, 14 gr of AA Lite with a Winchester primer in a Remington hull.

    It is suppose to only be going about 1080. It smokes them if you are on.

    For some reason if I use STS primers with this or any load, I get a sqibb about 1 in 200. I think I just got a bad lot of primers
     
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