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Clays Load Data Needed

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by JesseB, May 29, 2008.

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  1. JesseB

    JesseB TS Member

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    I have been unable to locate loading data for Federal field and target hulls. They are red, paper interior base and silver colored metal exterior base. I would like to find a safe load using Winchester 209 and clays. Any help would be appreciated. Jesse Barnes, Lincoln, CA
     
  2. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Try Hodgdon.com Tons of data there.

    I like 1 oz shot, 18.5 g CLAYS, Federal 12S0 wad.
     
  3. waverider

    waverider Well-Known Member

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    Lyman's 5th Ed. Shotshell Reloading Book has the following:

    1 oz of shot, Win 209, Win WAA12SL, 21 gr Clays, 1295 f/s 9500 psi.
    The Win WAA12SL is a taper hull wad, at 9500 psi (11500 psi is max for 12 ga). I would use the Fed 12SO or clone. If you insist on sticking with the published load, load em up and shoot them quickly. Don't let the shells get bounced around, this may get the powder to migrate around the wad.

    1 1/8 oz of shot, Fed 209A, Fed 12S3, 18 gr Clays, 1187 f/s 9200 psi. No loads listed with Win 209. Here I don't think that switching to a Win 209 will increase the pressure, it will most likely decrease both the pressure and velocity.

    Check out Hodgdon's site, link above. Down loading and printing out the pages for Fed Gold Medal, Paper and the Plastic hull with paper base wad will make it easier to compare the loads using a Win 209 primer.

    Jason
     
  4. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    I get great loads from these hulls with the CB 3118-12AR wad with one ounce. Lighter loads, using less powder might work better with the 12SO or clone wad.

    I like 19.5 gr.
     
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