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Favorite Handicap load 11/8oz 1200 fps an above

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Aintlost, Jan 11, 2009.

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  1. Aintlost

    Aintlost Member

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    What is the best 1 1/8oz Handicap load w/ 1200fps and above.
     
  2. jbmOU

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    Really, anything will work as long as you dont think about it. people worry too much about the load thy are using and as a result it affects their scores, and they blame it on the load.

    The best one is the one that works for you. Everyone is going to give you a different answer for this. My favorite handicap load is basically anything 1200fps with 7.5 or 8 shot, I've even had some decent scores with 1145fps. I really like the wal mart federals though.
     
  3. Dove Commander

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    Green dot and a Windjammer in any hull thats in the reloading book.
     
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    I meant to add in my previous post that my recipe is 18 grains of promo, wt12 wad, nobel sport primer, and homemade #8 shot. As you can see, i go with pretty much the cheapest stuff i can get my hands on lol. This is my load for everyhting.
     
  5. timb99

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    Look at Hodgdon's website for 1-1/8 ounce loads using Remington hulls and Titegroup powder.

    Their load data calls for a Remington Figure 8 wad, but I use a Downrange DRRT-12 as a substitute.

    I like this load a lot.
     
  6. Dove Commander

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    MIA, The claybusters seem to leave more plastic in the choke. The original Windjammers and the Downrange clones are better in that respect. I like the Downrange clones the best.
     
  7. Frye

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    My favorite round is whatever is in my shell pouch...as long as it isn't a Winchester shell. Remmy's, Estates, or my own reloads. I shoot anything 1200FPS 1-1/8th ounce. 7.5 shot in the winter, 7.5 or 8 in summer. Currently shooting 17.5 grains of 700x- Windjammer-STS Primer-STS hulls-7.5 West Coast shot. It's a load I'm becoming quite happy with. I will go back to Clay's powder when this is gone... Much cleaner burning and like MIA.. I have yet to have a problem with plastic build up in any of my guns.
     
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    I prefer a 1250 fps 1 1/8 oz load. I have had great results with three tablespoons of Unique. LOL

    Mild shooting, low pressure, boils birds quickly.
     
  9. jagrdawger

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    Rem hull
    R209 or W209
    22.3 grains of unique
    BR XL118 wad
    7.5 shot
     
  10. grnberetcj

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    Federal hull

    Fed. 209A primer

    Fed. 12S3 wad

    1-1/8 oz. magnum 7-1/2 shot

    20 grs. of IMR 700X

    Curt
     
  11. hmb

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    Green Dot powder and a Remington Figure 8 wad will get you started in the right direction. HMB
     
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    Qustion if you use a TGT-12 or Downrange clone for a 11/8 oz load, the shot is above the shot cup. Will this cause any problems?

    Lou
     
  13. hmb

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    Not a problem. HMB
     
  14. timb99

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    "the shot is above the shot cup. Will this cause any problems?"

    No
     
  15. Jawhawker

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    All my loads (really only two different) are built on green dot in GM plastic cases using real 12S3 wads. I do not believe anything faster than 1200 fps is required!
     
  16. The Greek

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    STS Hull, 20.0 grains of Green Dot with a Figure 8 wad and Win. 209 primer and 1 1/8 of 7 1/2's. I agree with Pheasantmaster, no need for anything faster than 1200 FPS. In 2008, I shot 4400 Handicap Targets and carried a 91 average with this load from the 27 yard line.
     
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