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DRHF8 and Titegroup

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bob M, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Bob M

    Bob M Member

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    I am looking at the DRHF8 (Windjammer and a Figure 8 had a kid) wads and wondering if anyone had used them with Titegroup powder in Remington hulls. I had to go to a TGT 1 oz wad to get my 1 1/8 oz loads to crimp properly with Titegroup and wondered if anyone had experience with this wad and Titegroup.


    Bob McClure
     
  2. Lou Tenant

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    I've heard Remington used 1 oz. wads in their 1 1/8 Nitros, but I never checked to verify the validity of the statement. Maybe that is the reason ???
     
  3. Scott Johnson

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    Remington uses the TGT wad in their Nitro loads, I have cut them open. Scott
     
  4. Didreckson

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    I use DR TGT wads almost exclusively in my Nitro and STS hulls. It would depend on the dimensions of this new hybrid.

    Best suggestion is call Kevin at DR..he will not steer you wrong and will know off the top of his head the powder combinations that will work great with his wad.
     
  5. Bob M

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    I already have an email into him Didreckson. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. Scott Johnson

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    I am loading the new TGT Hyrid and it is the same as the original TGT Clone except for the 8 petals. I use it for both 1 oz loads and 1 1/8 oz loads (3 dram load with 17 grains TG) , works well and I like them. Scott
     
  7. Joen

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    I shoot 18.5 gr of titgroup with TGT wad and 1 1/8 of 7.5 shot for my handicap
    I know when you use titegroup you have to use 1 oz wads for a 1 1/8 oz loads
     
  8. undersluice

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    I have tried a bag of those new DR wads (8 petal Fig8) and have used them with TG powder + Nitro Gold hulls. Worked pretty well for me.

    ~JB
     
  9. FLIP

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    anybody using Federal 209A primers with this powder
     
  10. EdSy

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    I'm curious about the 8-petal wads. I have been told that they were intended for skeet reloads at least at first. What advantages do they bring to trap reloads? Opinions? Personal results? Many Thanks, Ed
     
  11. Scott Johnson

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    Ed, they remind me of a windjammer type wad as far as the petals go, is not the theory that it helps the wad separate sooner after the muzzle as not to interfere with the shot column? The wad is only needed to protect shot through the barrel, right? Scott
     
  12. halfmile

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    I use the Chartreuse DR 1 oz wad with Nitro hulls and 18.5 of TG, (1 & 1/8 of 7 1/2) and they load perfectly. That wad is a physical double of the old Versalite and works very good.

    That sucker smacks targets from the back fence.

    HM
     
  13. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    On exit from the barrel, any type of split wad petals can't stand the pressure to resist opening when travelling several hundred MPH??? Another sales gimmick in my view but the theory sounds good?

    Photo is weldermans series of pictures taken at various distances from the muzzle, each frame being a seperate photo.

    HAP
     
  14. 548

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    Ed, I use this wad exclusively now. It is an outstanding wad, for me it isn't because of the way it patterns or any of that other bs, it's because of how easily it goes through the loader. No more folded in petals. I love this wad.
     
  15. EdSy

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    Thanks for your comments on the 8-petal wads. I may give them a try. When I was patterning some of my 12ga, 7/8 oz reloads (17.4 Clay Dot, CB2100) I had one wad penetrate the heavy brown paper at 30 yards. I've had this happen at closer ranges, but was surprised to see it at 30 yards. My barrels are not ported, and I was using a Briley extended, non ported choke tube. -Ed
     
  16. 548

    548 Guest

    This same 8 petal Fig 8 wad is now available in a one ounce version. FYI
     
  17. dontate

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    I use the following and have had great results: Remington TGT12 Wads, Federal 209 Primer, 11/8 oz. 71/2 lead, Remington Gold hulls 20 grains Titegroup/Handicap They are quick!
    Green hulls and all other components the same except drop down to 17.5 grains for singles.
     
  18. FLIP

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    i thought they were for singles also but most of the protector shooters are using the windjammer wad and 1 1/4 of shot,,,dontate thats to much!! hope i never shoot next to you....hay halfmile what primer are you using??
     
  19. Hill topper

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    dontat,

    Way too much tight group for me!

    ed.