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DOES FEDERAL MAKE A 7/8 OZ. WAD?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by yukon_870, Sep 13, 2011.

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  1. yukon_870

    yukon_870 Member

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    Does Federal make a 7/8oz. wad simular to the Winchester "grey" 7/8oz. wad?
     
  2. perga1

    perga1 Active Member

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    Specifically no, they recommend the 12SO which works but presents a moderately dished crimp. The new Claybuster 6100-12 does a slightly better job on GM's with 7/8 oz. of shot. The powder you use and the space it occupies also makes a difference. JRm
     
  3. goatskin

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    No, and 'tis unfortunate they don't ...

    If you are loading straight-wall hulls, look seriously at BPI's VP-05. Excellent 24gm wad and reasonably priced.

    Bob
     
  4. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    The 12SO and a bulky powder like Clays makes a nice load.
     
  5. Baber

    Baber TS Member

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    I agree about using the 12SO with a powder like Clays or Clay Dot. I am currently loading 7/8 in Federal Paper hulls and they are great.

    Tom
     
  6. bigben

    bigben Active Member

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    A student of mine who now is a very accomplished trap shooter, uses 20.5 grains of solo 1000 , 7/8 oz of 7 1/2 federal casings 12so wads and will amaze you with his breaks at the 27 yd. line and beyond! incinerate em!
     
  7. washandwear

    washandwear Member

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    Hi

    Loaded Federal Top Gun hulls 7/8oz 17grs Red Dot with the Downrange DRXXL Orange wad with good success.

    Regards

    W&W

    http://www.downrangemfg.com/index.php/by-gauge/12-gauge/item/drxxl-orange?category_id=27
     
  8. RunGunIPSC

    RunGunIPSC TS Member

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    SO works well in 7/8 & paper. Put a 20 ga card in the wad if you need. I agree about the VP wad. You can look at Ballistic Products web site & get the specs for the Vp wad & mike them according to the SO wad. This will get you close.
     
  9. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I used 7/8 ounces of shot with a Federal 12S0 and Clays, like others have said. I think about 16.8 grains in a Remington hull and a Winchester primer.

    Worked great.
     
  10. semperfi909

    semperfi909 Well-Known Member

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    I use the CB 12SO copy in every kind of case and have no probs w/ crimps in any of them. No filler wads, no beans, no old primers, just the wad. In the 366 I use for 7/8oz with the crimp setting unchanged it will do just fine w/ Rems, Feds, Fio's, and Estates. All I load is 7/8 and 1oz and all I use are 12SO's. Works for me.
     
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