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Can You Interchange 24 gram and 7/8 oz. Load Data

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Racerx, May 30, 2011.

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  1. Racerx

    Racerx Member

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    Yes it's alittle less weight but it still works well.
     
  2. 1brucem

    1brucem TS Member

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    Your question suggests that the difference of about three percent additional lead weight is within the capability of the drop of your reloader and the consistency of the shot you are using. I also must assume that you are using a recipe that is at the maximum pressure allowed, though you don't tell us. I say this because you are clearly very new to reloading have a lot to learn. Read the reloading manuals of the powder you are using, talk to fellow shooters who reload, read Lyman's reloading books and good luck. Bruce
     
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    Tom, 7/8 oz is more weight than 24g, not less. There are 382.811 grains in 7/8 oz and 370.376 in 24g. Personally, I'd put a piece of electrical tape inside the shot bushing so it would throw 24g. Otherwise, use data for 7/8oz loads.

    BTW, the reason you should care is your loader will not drop and exact weight of shot every time. So if you drop a nominal 7/8oz, one drop might end up being 390 grains.
     
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    If you use top quality magnum shot, your 7/8 ounce bushing probably throws less than 24 grams of shot, by actual weight, anyway.

    Since shot bushings generally come from the factory to throw a volume of shot equivalent to 7/8 ounces of chilled shot.

    BUT, THE CORRECT ANSWER IS TO CALL HODGDON AND ASK THEM!!!
     
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    Flinch just a suggestion read the original question again he is looking for 24 gram loads not 28.

    Bob Lawless
     
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    FWIW, weigh out 7/8 oz of shot on your digital scale. Then swap it over to 24 grams, and you will notice that only a few pellets will need to be removed from the pan to get that weight. Most loaders will indeed throw Magnum shot a little light.

    It is hard to get maximum pressure with a 7/8 oz load at any reasonable speed. 1350 fps is all you need for any shooting, including International style.
     
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