1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Downrange DRXL Blue 1 1/8 Wads

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by perazzidb81, Mar 22, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. perazzidb81

    perazzidb81 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    Messages:
    78
    Location:
    Kearney, NE
    I was given a couple bags of Downrange DRXL blue wads. I was wondering what you guys think of them, and maybe some loads. I have been using Figure 8 wads with RXP Remington hulls and Winchester, or chedite primers and Clays.

    Thanks
    Tom
     
  2. Trap2

    Trap2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,685
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Tom.... I shoot DRXL Blue wads for all my handicap shooting. I load STS hulls with 20.5 Greendot, Federal 209A primer, DRXL wads, and 11/8oz magnum shot. I have loaded them for several years and really like them. I load the DRXL-1 for my singles and doubles loads using 1oz shot. 17.5gr Promo, Cheddite primers. Both are great wads.... Just my experience.. Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  3. OldGoat

    OldGoat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,570
    Location:
    Overland Park KS
    I use Downrange wads "almost" exactly as trap2 describes above (except for powder and primer choices) with excellent results...great wads. Regards, Ed
     
  4. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,643
    Just my experience--- that's why you were "given" the DR wads, stick with your fig.8s or CB clones. Ross Puls
     
  5. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,449
    The Downrange Blue is the design of the old Hawk wad. After Downrange bought them out they dyed them Blue. The are a very flexible wad, the shot cup is large enough to use in a straight wall case and flexible for a tapered case. I have loaded them for years under both names and they work great in both style of cases.

    Ajax
     
  6. AAtrap

    AAtrap Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,556
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Tom, my load is almost identical to Dan's. I load them in Nitro 27's,20.5 gr. of G.D. and Cheddite primer.Last year was the first year that I used them, but have been very happy with the way they perform.

    Ross, I am curious to know what your experience is with this wad?

    Steve Elliott
     
  7. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

    1100 REMINGTON MAN Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    659
    I also bought DRXL-1 1/8 & Blue Duster for a handicap cap wad . I plan on trying both & pattern test them. I also use STS hull, Win 209 & Green Dot. When it warms up I should have a answer.
     
  8. shrek

    shrek Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    897
    I have had very good performance with them.

    I use international clays in old school winchester AA hulls with them.
     
  9. perazzidb81

    perazzidb81 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    Messages:
    78
    Location:
    Kearney, NE
    Thanks for your input on these wads. I just loaded up some loads with 17.4 grains of clays in a STS hull, win 209 primer.

    Thanks
    Tom
     
  10. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

    1100 REMINGTON MAN Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    659
    Has anyone tried the Downrange DVR 12 the old Hornady Versalite is it the best Handicap wad as some has said ? How does it compair to DRXL 1 1/8 better or worse ?
     
  11. Ray Collins

    Ray Collins Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    949
    Location:
    Spanish Fort, Alabama
    I have used the wads with excellent results. I use the DRXXL for 7/8oz. and the DRA12 for 1oz.


    Doc
     
  12. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,325
    Location:
    Central Valley
    Same data as the Winchester AA wads or clones.
     
  13. Longhorn

    Longhorn Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    287
    The Versalite wad has long been a favorite of mid to long handicappers.
    -Rem hull
    -WW primer
    -19.5 gr. Green Dot
    -Versalite wad = 1235 with consistent patterns. Great load!!!!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Search tags for this page

downrange drxl blue wad

,

dr-xl dark blue wad

,

video drxxl