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Federal Paper / TGT Wad?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pb, Sep 6, 2009.

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  1. pb

    pb TS Member

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    Hey I see data in the Hodgdon manual for a one oz load with the Rem TGT wad in a Federal Paper shell. Have any of you used this load? Is the TGT wad a good idea? (they are great in the STS/Gun Club)

    Thanks!

    Jon
     
  2. Old Fowler

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    Jon:

    With respect to overall fit/gas seal, the Federal 12SO wad may be a better choice. With either of those wads in a Federal paper case, you'll have better crimps when using a powder like Clays, Red Dot, etc. which will require a bit more volume.

    Cliff
     
  3. K80433SC

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    The TGT does not work well in a Federal case, as it is made for tapered hulls - as you referenced the STS.

    The seal is compromised, and you will experience weak shells and decreased velocity.

    I would also recommend a Federal 12S3 or 12S0, depending upon the payload you desire. At the very least, try one of the Claybuster or Downrange clones to the Federal wad.
     
  4. Quack Shot

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    The 12C1 is good, if you can find any. After my supply is used up, it's back to the 12S3/12S0, which aren't all that bad either.
     
  5. Somebody

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    I have been using one of the Federal paper 1 oz. loads from the Hodgdon manual with Clays and the TGT12 wad. It has been working fine for me, though, I will say that people do not feel the TGT12 wad is appropriate in Federal hulls due to the tapered vs. straight wall hull issue. I have just been using one of the recipes as listed exactly in the manual, and have not chronographed the load, etc.
     
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