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Claybuster fig. 8 wads

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  1. KENENT1

    KENENT1 Active Member

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    I purchased some clay buster fig. 8 wads, when I load them with my 9000g they collapse and pop through the wad guide, some times it even bounces the shell in station 1 up and it gets caught in the resizing collet, am I missing something???

    it is almost like the fingers in the wad guide are closing up too tight.

    anybody else have this problem?? Is there a fix??

    tony
     
  2. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Next time buy Downrange, this is a common problem with Claybuster wads

    LOU
     
  3. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    What hull are you loading?
     
  4. KENENT1

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    I'm loading sts, nitro, gun club remingtons.


    tony
     
  5. WesleyB

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    maybe your wad fingers are not deep enough in the mouth of the hull and the powdercup is catching on the edge or lip of the hull?? I think downrange is just a tad smaller they do load easier than the claybuster. Have used both. How many did you purchase?
     
  6. KENENT1

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    I have 1000, it's strange how the wad collapses and then pops through the wad fingers, everything looks like it's aligned, but I have had a couple of the ends of the shell roll in.

    I can try to lower the guide a small amount.

    tony
     
  7. Jim101

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    Tony, Raise the wad guide. You want as high as you can set it and still have it work.





    Jim
     
  8. KENENT1

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    I have raised the guide up to where I have to fight to get the wad over the shot tube and it still pops.

    tony
     
  9. mrskeet410

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    I had the same problem as you in the old Remington Premier (pre-STS) hulls. I solved it by switching wads.

    I didn't know there was a problem with STS/Nitros/Gun clubs; but then I never went back to the Figure 8 wad.
     
  10. WesleyB

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    are the other stations giving any trouble.. like it is just a tad bit out of time? I know it the wad pops thru the fingers before the fingers get inside the lips of the hull it will roll in the hull at the top.

    Gotta go to work.. but maybe try downrange. Take the other wads back or someone here would purchase them.

    Good luck!!!
     
  11. 2shot

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    Tony,I have used that wad for years in Rem. hulls with the same problem. Sprinkle a little baby powder in the bag and shake up it makes them a little slicker and loads easier. Do yourself a BIG favor and go with Downrange wads. I do not own a claybuster any more and I load 25000-30000 a year. Regards Mike
     
  12. WoodsonEnt

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    You are experiencing a common problem that all Claybuster wads have. Do yourself a favor and switch to Downrange. I sell them, and can get you the best price on bag, case, or pallet load.

    Matt - Woodson Enterprises
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    (270) 804-5454
     
  13. Dr. Honk

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    I have experienced the same pop with Claybuster figure 8 wads. I have since swithched to Down Range figure 8 wads. They seem to load as well as the Remington figure 8 wads and no pop.

    Down Range was nice enough to advertise free samples on this site. I tried them and bought a case at the PA State Shoot.

    Dr. Honk
     
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    Try giving MEC a call. It sounds like what you are experiencing is a little abnormal. A little pop or click might be normal with the Claybusters, but if it's severe enough to have hulls jumping in the press, it sounds like something is wrong. There are some adjustments to the rod that the wad guide is attached to, that are critical for proper function.
     
  15. phirel

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    tony- I noted that you said a couple of the tops of the cases had edges that rolled in. This is a classic symptom of a wad guide problem. I have learned the hard way that the only good way to inspect the plastic wad guide is to take it out and look at it carefully.

    I do not load the wad you are talking about, but I can assure the couple of posters who stated that the problem is common to all Claybuster wads are incorrect. One poster who said the problem was common to all Claybuster wads recommended another brand of wads that he sells. Claybuster wads and the brand he recommended both work well.

    Pat Ireland
     
  16. KENENT1

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    I loaded the first 500 with baby powder and it helped quite a bit, after I re set the wad guide, they still poped quite a bit, the second bag of 500 I powdered up with the baby powder and they act like a different brand of wad, there is no poping, they slip right in the hulls...........go figure!!

    thanks for the help!!! the baby powder worked the best.


    tony
     
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    Having sold most types of presses and components over the years, all I can say about Claybuster wads is,,,, I use them!

    Try going up and down a smidgeon with your wad guide. If you cannot go down enough, remove the limiter tab on the wad guide retainer. There will likely be a sweet spot for you. Be aware that Remington hulls vary in length to accommodate different types of powder they buy.
     
  18. WoodsonEnt

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    Pat,

    I think that you were referring to me above. Well, not only do I sell wads - I also load and shoot them. I sell Downrange, but I sell other wads as well. The reason I push Downrange is the fact that I think they are the best. I have loaded every type of Claybuster that there is. I do believe that Downrange is a better wad. Most of the Claybuster wads I have loaded, popped when being seated. Some people it doesn't bother, some it does. I have nothing against Claybuster, but I like and promote Downrange. I said above that I can ship Downrange by the bag, case, or pallet. The same is true about Claybuster also.

    Matt
    Woodson Enterprises - "The Scattergun Store"
     
  19. hounddog41@charter.net

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    Try the blue duster that might help as they a lubed also. alex Kotter
     
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    Claybuster = JUNK
     
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