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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by bulgie, Oct 2, 2007.

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  1. bulgie

    bulgie TS Member

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    Have seen posts here about using AA wads in federal paper hulls. I never did seem to get a good seal using the tapered type wad in the straight wall case unless I upped the powder a tad What were your results? Robert
     
  2. BDodd

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    By all means, use appropriate wads, straight wall to straight wall in the papers....Bob Dodd
     
  3. FarmerD

    FarmerD TS Member

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    The windjammer (Original) wads work well because the shot cup base measures .718 even though the base is .708. They provide very good seals in straight wall hulls. Richard
     
  4. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    If the wad fits use it. HMB
     
  5. gcbluerock

    gcbluerock Member

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    Versalite wads are readily available and designed for "papers"
     
  6. Hitapair

    Hitapair Active Member

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    Been using AA wads in papers for years for my 1 oz loads and have had 0 problems. I use the recipe in the loading manual for clays and for solo 1000. By far the softest shooting 1 oz load I have experienced.
     
  7. Dave90T

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    There are PUBLISHED loads for Winchester wads in Federal hulls. Hodgdon, for one, publishes several for 1 1/8oz, 1oz, and I believe even 7/8oz.

    I did try some of the published recipies using Clays powder and a Federal PLASTIC Gold Medal hull in both 1 1/8oz and 1oz applications. I found that sticking to the published mid-range charge of Clays ( little over 2 3/4 DR EQ ) gave consistent and favorable results. Yes, the powder charges are higher for these, than with the AA wad in AA or STS shells. The recoil is very, very, soft and the 1oz with 8's smashed targets from the 16 all the way back when I did my part.

    I'm not sure about the paper's, but for sure, there are recipies for AA's in Fed Plastic.

    By all means stick to published data. Chances are you'll always find something that you're looking for published.
     
  8. Charles L. Schmidt

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    I put Blue Dusters in thousands of them. They worked great. cls
     
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