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Fig 8 Wads 8 pedal vs. 4 pedal ???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Pull-it!, Apr 28, 2013.

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  1. Pull-it!

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    Have loaded a lot of 4 pedal Fig 8 wads. I was wondering about the 8 pedal. Anybody loaded these with input good or bad?
     
  2. bowhunting11

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    I believe I was told once that the 8 petals open up faster which dosent necessarily open up the pattern as much as u think. It does open up a little but it uniforms the pattern! Ive shot them.for years with great results!
     
  3. Pull-it!

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    How about running them thru the loader?
     
  4. Johnny

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    They load the same , shoot the same.
     
  5. Timd3200

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    I really like them. They load as good or better than a 4 petal wad. Soft shooting also.
     
  6. brownk80

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    They are twice as good as 4 petal!!

    JMHO
     
  7. Longhorn

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    Thw 8 petals bloom like a daisy with no folded petals. A great wad from DownRange.
     
  8. bowhunting11

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    They can be a pain loading if the petals are scrunched inward!
     
  9. jbmi

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    I load Downrange 8 petals on my 9000H with no problem at all, great wad.
     
  10. 7mag

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    I agree with the scrunching comment. Went back to 4 petal pattern and shoot the same pattern land on the ground at the same distance from me after fired. Loaded some powder got hung up when I tore them apart there was some pedals folded in and shot was in-between the wad and hull on the 8 petal. Just my experience with them. Downrange makes the best wads out there in my opinion. Just didn't see any advantage in the 8 petal.
     
  11. Pull-it!

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    That is some great info. Thanks
     
  12. Lead Miner

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    Pull it, if you want to mix and match your next case of wads I would gladly so that. I am picking up my restocking order next week . Terry.
     
  13. brownk80

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    Put the wads in the dryer for 4 or 5 minutes. The heat relaxes the petals and opens them up so the go on to the tool easily. I have been shooting them for 20 years and they work great. DON'T LEAVE THEM IN THE DRYER OTHERWISE YOU WILL FIND ONE IN YOUR SHORTS.
     
  14. Whitlash2U

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    They have worked well for me also and I agree with the previous comment and will add don't let my wife catch with wads in her dryer - Hell to Pay is all I will Say!!!
     
  15. Unknown1

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    There's no ballistic difference between 4-petal and 8-petal...just a matter of preference and tradition according to the folks at Downrange Mfg.

    I have never had to put DR 8 petal wads in the dryer...ever.

    Keller
     
  16. Johnny

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    Keller, I put my purple DR 8 petal wads in the dryer. Too much trouble otherwise.

    Don't understand why anyone would be upset with wads in the dryer, won't hurt anything.
     
  17. Unknown1

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    I don't know either but then I don't own a dryer.

    Keller
     
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