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Downrange XL-1 Green vs. DRA12 Pink?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by timb99, Apr 28, 2009.

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  1. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    What, if any, difference is there between the Downrange XL-1 Green wad and the Downrange DRA12 Pink wad?

    Both are listed as substitutes for the Winchester WAA12SL wad.

    I know the pink wad looks more like the WAA12SL wad, which is what I used to use before I started using the XL-1.

    I'm out of XL-1's. Wondering if there is any reason why I might consider a change?
     
  2. goatskin

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    The DRA-Pink is designed to work in AA-HS cases. It's shorter than the XL and does not catch on the basewad.


    Bob
     
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    Down Range XL-1 This burgundy wad has been changed to NEON GREEN. It is produced for primary use in the Remington STS & Winchester hullls with 1 ounce loads. It can also be used in a Federal Gold Medal hull with 1 1/8 ounce loads.
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    DRA12 is a Replacement for the Winchester WAA114F.


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    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Their website is out of date.

    You posted the DRA12 yellow wad, which is indeed a replacement for the WAA12F114 wad.

    They also make a DRA12 pink which is a WAA12SL clone.
     
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    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    S.O.B's, I hate it when that happens... anyway, why switch from the XL-1...It works perfect in both AA and STS's.
     
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    I have been using the CB1100-12 since I started loading in STS & Win hulls.

    I got a couple sample packs of DR XL-1 (Neon Green) last summer and I had a helluva time getting good crimps on my 366.

    I suppose I could have called Kevin and worked at it, but I took the easy way out and just bought another case of CB's.

    Has anyone else had to make major adjustments with these wads?

    SW
     
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    SW: I have used the XL-1 in my 366 with no problems. I just loaded some DRRT12 (the new TGT 12 clone) and they loaded the same as the XL-1. You might need an adjustment when switching from Claybusters to DownRange. I don't use Claybusters so I can't verify this. Ed
     
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    For a year now I've used the 1 oz.pink DRA-12 with the new style AA's with good success. Loads very easy and gives me as new crimps. I've also used the 1 oz. lime green DR-XL-1 in 3 different Rem. hulls (STS, Gun Club, Black Sport Hulls) again, load great with sharp crimps. I load them on my MEC 9000's . I was told from the seller that these wads were made for those particular hulls.
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    I load xl-1's on a H 366 also. never a problem, but I had issues with claybusters... I'm sure it's an adjustment issue. those wads are slipperyer (sp?) than ..... anything I can print...

    JC
     
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    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    "...anyway, why switch from the XL-1..."

    No particular reason. They work fine.

    I just noted there are two products available from Downrange that both substitute for the WAA12SL.

    I was just wondering IF there was some reason to switch.

    I got an e-mail back from Kevin regarding this question and he recommended I just stick with the XL-1.

    Most likely, that's what I'll do.

    Tim
     
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