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Duplicating STS load

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by cole-mitchell, Apr 30, 2007.

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  1. cole-mitchell

    cole-mitchell TS Member

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    How do you duplicate a STS, 2 3/4 dram with 1 and 1/8 ounce of shot. I will be using clays powder
     
  2. cole-mitchell

    cole-mitchell TS Member

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  3. Steve-CT

    Steve-CT TS Member

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    I don't use Clays, I use 17.5 grains of Red Dot and I use RXP-12 wads adn find the load to be a little dirtier than Clays but very consistent, tight patterning with hard shot and dare I say slightly LESS perceived recoil than the factory 2-3/4 dr eq. load
     
  4. blizzard

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    I , like you, was in love with the lite sts's also. For the past month or so, i've been shooting reloads exclusively.



    sts hull, 16 grs. clays, wt12 wad, fiocchi primer.



    I like this load better than the sts. less recoil. i shot factory sts on sun. and realized that they kick harder than my reloads. Give 'em a whirl. I think that you'll like them.


    Brett D.
     
  5. Mac V

    Mac V Guest

    This was received this past year from Alliant Powders in response to a similar question:

    <blockquote>This is an email respponse from Alliant in regard to STS loads:

    My name is Paul Furrier and I am the Technical Manager at Alliant Powder in Radford, Virginia. I am also in charge of sales and marketing of our smokeless powders to the OEM ammunition manufacturers, so Remington is my account. I saw your post on TS.dom and thought I would send you a message, since I know exactly what Remington uses in their target loads. The powder Remington uses in their 12ga STS 1-1/8oz 2-3/4DE and 3DE loads is a proprietary powder we produce for them, and it contains green ID flakes. (In some lighting the flakes may look blue, but they are green). It is certainly not Green Dot(R). In terms of burn speed, the STS powder is virtually the same as Red Dot(R) and e3(R), but it is not either one. Energy wise, it is about halfway between the two, hence the charge weights slightly higher than e3, but lower than Red Dot.

    You can duplicate the performance of the STS shells with handloads quite nicely with our American made powders e3 and Red Dot. For e3, 16.5gr makes the light load (2-3/4DE), and just shy of 17.5 duplicates the light handicap (3DE) beautifully. The Red Dot loads are: 18.0gr and 19.0gr for the 2-3/4DE and 3DE loads respectively. You can verify the load data I have shown in our interactive reloaders guide, at www.alliantpowder.com Good luck with your loads John. We would very much appreciate it if you use our powder. Please call us anytime at 800/276-9337 if you have any questions. All I ask is that you don't put my e-mail address on the web. Thanks.</blockquote>
    Mike
     
  6. kolar12

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    Let us go one further. How do you duplicate the 3 dram load, light handicap, with Fiochi primers? I used Clays powder with a Remington primer, but now since Remington primers are $$$$, I want to substitute Fiochi. The book says that you can only go to 1,125 fps with this primer. Do I have to go to International Clays? I hate to push the envelope on this. Gary
     
  7. bigben

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    Gary, to dupe your light handicaps go to Int. clays, 19.7 gr. Fiocci primers and fig. 8 wads,- devastating handicap load on targets! incinerate em!
     
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