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Field trial 'popper' load

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Bob M, Apr 9, 2007.

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  1. Bob M

    Bob M Member

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    Howdy all,

    I have a friend who runs retrievers in field trials. He has asked me to come up with a replacement for the $7.00+ per box commercial 'popper' loads. I have e-mailed Hodgdon for their suggestions on the matter, but I was wondering if anyone here had come up with such a load.

    Thanks in advance,

    Bob McClure
     
  2. Hitapair

    Hitapair Active Member

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    Bob, Ballistic Products has put together a bulletin on loading poppers. I'll fax you a copy if you have a fax.
     
  3. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    We used to load a blank load with 25 gr. 700X and fill the case up with nitro cards then crimp. They are a bit louder than a popper but there is almost no pressure..won't operate a semi-auto. I'm sure someone has a more modern version.

    Big Jack
     
  4. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    Be careful, years ago I tried to make a popper load and the wad got firmly stuck in my barrel and it took serious effort to remove it.
     
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