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Downrange wad for AAHS

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wlc, Jan 3, 2011.

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  1. wlc

    wlc Member

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    Which DR wad provides the best crimp in a HS hull with 1-1/8 shot and American Select or Greendot powder. I have used CB1118 but they are a little to long to get a consistant crimp. I don't live near a dealer that handles them so I can't compare them. I have used the XL-1 in these hulls for 1 oz and the length seems to be correct. Occasionally these will rise up in the hull after the shot is dropped, like the air under it had been compressed. I noticed that the CB wads have little vents around the powder cup that prevents that. Do any of the DR wads have that?

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  2. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    The DR Windjammer and 21 gr. of Green Dot makes a nice 1200 fps shell.
     
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    I run the DRA12 for both 1200 fps & 1250 fps loads.
     
  4. RonC

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    I've had some problems with crimps with greendot but have put it down to the relatively high volume of powder I had to use to get the load I wanted. Switched to International Clays and the crimping problem disappeared.

    Ron
     
  5. Borderland

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    Why not switch to claybuster for the AAHS hull. If you go to the claybuster web site you can see the wads they offer with lead-in taper (including the clone for the rem tgt12). This lead in taper many times helps with clearing the base wad in the AAHS. Conversely the dr wad you mentioned looks to have a flared skirt. The claybuster clone for the f114 yellow wad works fine for 1-1/8 loads and helps when using bulky powders like green dot.

    Ken
     
  6. wlc

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    Thanks for the info. Is the DRA12 the same length as the WAA12?
     
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    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Switch to International Clays like someone else stated. Seems like the new style AA huls have less case capacity than the older ones!!
     
  8. wlc

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    Thanks User1, that is exactly what I wanted to see.
     
  9. Ross

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    I don't load many 1&1\8oz but when I do I have my best luck with Rems.TGTs for dense powders & RXPs for bulkier powders,in STSs & AA new style HS, more noticeable difference in the new AAs as they don't seem to catch (hang-up) on that little lip. CB clones work well for me also. just my experience. --Ross Puls
     
  10. JerryP

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    wlc ,
    " Occasionally these will rise up in the hull after the shot is dropped, like the air under it had been compressed"

    The hull is tapered. The wad is being compressed into the tapered portion of the hull. When the press ram is raised the wad will rise to relieve the pressure. That is not anormal. Makes no difference. When the hull is crimped the wad will be pushed down into position.
     
  11. dmdegood

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    DRA-12 with 19.2 International Clays. 1230-1250 fps. Works for me.
     
  12. wlc

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    User1, the CB wads that I have been using are CB1118-12, I assume that is the same wad shown in your picture? I sent a couple of emails to Downrange but never received a reply.

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    wlc

    Call Kevin Lewis at Downrange. He's pretty good about answering his phone, or getting back to people with questions.
     
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