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bunker / international trap load?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rastoff, May 12, 2011.

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  1. Rastoff

    Rastoff Active Member

    Apr 25, 2009
    I'm told that Bunker shooters use loads traveling around 1300FPS. I know that they are limited to 24grams (7/8oz) for the load.
  2. goatskin

    goatskin TS Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    For a round or three of practice to see if you like it, your regular trap loads are just fine, including for your 2nd shots: a bird can't outrun your 1145.

    If you want to load up some 7/8oz 'bunker loads' using Remington hulls, you have a lot of wad choices: Win-GREY (& clones), Rem T-12, Fed 12SO will all work fine.

    ± 18gn of 700X or 19gn of RD will get your velocity up. Check the powder company for specific drops. About any 'shotgun' powder will work, including GD & PB if that's what you have on hand. If you are a pistol-shooter, 17gn of Bullseye makes a mighty special international bullet.

    Be prepared to be VERY surprised at how well 1300+ fps 24gm loads break targets.

  3. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Beijing, China
    24 grams at 1350 fps is what I've been shooting for pretty much everything over here.

    Clays or Claydot should be OK
  4. ffwildcat

    ffwildcat TS Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    My bunker loads are 19.5 grains of Clay Dot. They chrono in the low 1300's. I'm using STS/Nitro or AA hulls with the pink Downrange XXL wad.

    You already have the right powder - make some up and see how you like them. I think you'll like shooting them. Assuming your gun fits properly and you don't have the muzzle flipping around all over the place then the recoil won't take you out of the 2nd shot.
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