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Good handicap load

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by kgun_shooter, Feb 18, 2009.

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  1. kgun_shooter

    kgun_shooter Member

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    I'm looking for a good handicap load for long yardage. It would be nice if it doesn't knock my head off. Any information would be helpful.
     
  2. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    1 1/8 Oz shot, 18.0g Titegroup, Remington TGT12 wad, remington 209P primer, STS or GC hulls.
     
  3. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    What Wolfram said, but if you want, you can substitute the Downrange clone of the TGT-12 wad.
     
  4. ec90t

    ec90t Guest

    It doesn't get any better than what wolfram stated. I've been shooting this load for years. It's also very consistant no matter what the temp is.

    ec90t
     
  5. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Question, won't 1 1/8 oz of shot overfill the shot cup on a TGT-12, if not why would anyone use a Fig-8 for 11/8 oz loads. I use nothing but TGT 12's for singles & short cap loads with Clay Dot. Would like to be able to sub them for 11/8 oz loads for singles ,if I want to go to 1 1/8 oz loads.

    Thanks---Phil Berkowitz
     
  6. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    "won't 1 1/8 oz of shot overfill the shot cup on a TGT-12?"

    Yes, but not by much.

    "why would anyone use a Fig-8 for 11/8 oz loads"

    The reason why you use a TGT-12 with Titegroup is that Titegroup is a very dense powder and does not take up much space in the hull, so you need a "taller" wad. Other powders that take up more space will work fine with a Figure 8.
     
  7. cottondoctor

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    19 grains of Geeen Dot with 1 1/8 #7 1/2 shot - I use Winchester Orange wad and Win 209 in a AA hull
     
  8. PerazziBigBore

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    24 grains for Unique 1 1/8oz shot DR Versalite wad Remington hull Winchester 209 primer Turns them inside out..and a push.. not a crack.. in recoil..
     
  9. 90Tshooter

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    I've found that any 1-1/8 target load works for yardage. I've loaded with several wad/powder/primer combinations and had good scores with all. The most important is to use hard shot, I prefer 7-1/2. Don't try to bump up the powder charge, it causes more harm than good. I ran out of shells one night and had to buy shells for an Annie Oakley. The only ones the range had left were WW Superlites. I bought a box and won the Annie with them.

    Joe
     
  10. ec90t

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    Phil,

    If you compare the shot cup of a TGT with that of a Fig 8 you'll see that they are the same. The only difference is the height. The weight of the two wads are almost the same. In fact the two are interchangable, according to Hodgdon, without any adverse effects.

    Cut a Nitro 27 handicap shell open and you'll find a TGT-12 residing inside.

    ec90t
     
  11. Shooting Coach

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    I agree with Mike. Unique is one of the best powders for HCP. 1250 foot loads give a gentle push, and do turn a solid into a vapor at long range. :^)
     
  12. grnberetcj

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    Federal hull (GM, Top Gun, Walmart, Estates)

    Fed. 209A primer

    Fed 12S3 wad (or clone)

    19.5 grs. of IMR 700X

    Curt
     
  13. zzt

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    ec90T, the shot cup on the Fig-8 is deeper that that of the TGT-12, by actual measurement.
     
  14. ec90t

    ec90t Guest

    zzt,

    Sorry, I forgot about the 1/32". The depth is very negligible.

    ec90t
     
  15. perga1

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    Gold Medal Hull,
    12S3 or clone wad,
    Fed. primer,
    19.8-20 grs. American Select.
     
  16. Michael Jobe

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    Winchester Hull, Winchester 209, Winchester White wad, 20 gr. Green Dot and 1 1/8 oz shot.

    ~Michael
     
  17. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I'll echo the thought about good, hard magnum shot. Get the good stuff. For handicap loads, I use Remington shot.
     
  18. handlepuller

    handlepuller Well-Known Member

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    AA hull

    1 1/8 oz. Remington Magnum 7 1/2 shot.

    Win 209

    Blue Duster

    20.5 grains Green Dot
     
  19. Jawhawker

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    ANything using green dot as a propellant in the 1145 fps tp 1200 fps range. I've tried the majprity of powders through the years and have come to rely on this powder and all weather conditions.
     
  20. W.P.T.

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    Factory Nitro 27's work best right out of the box ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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