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Handicap Wad

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by gasman03, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. gasman03

    gasman03 Member

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    I am using Green Dot and have a case of fig 8 wads and WAA12 what wad would work better for a Handicap load?

    Thanks Corey
     
  2. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    Use the Figure 8 for STS and Nitro hulls and use the WAA12 for AA hulls.
     
  3. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    I have had excellent results with the Windjammer wad.
     
  4. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Not enough info.

    How much shot?

    What hulls?

    What primers?

    How fast do you want to load?
     
  5. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Load up some of each and see if you can tell the difference. HMB
     
  6. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Corey:

    There really is no "best" in the situation you described.

    Fig 8's and WAA12's are both outstanding choices for 1 1/8 oz Green Dot handicap loads using tapered (AA, STS, Nitro, and Gun Club) hulls.

    Stick with published data from Alliant and you're good to go with either wad.

    sissy
     
  7. gasman03

    gasman03 Member

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    I am loading Remington Hulls with Fio 616 Primers or Winchester looking for about 1235 out of them.
     
  8. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    You are looking at a problem that does not exist!

    Both are excellent wads and will work just fine in either hull!

    Just load them up according to the powder charts and smoke a bunch of birds!
     
  9. MDMike

    MDMike Well-Known Member

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    I use WT12's for handicap only because I have cases of them. Seem to work fine.
     
  10. Avaldes

    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    I like to use factory components that match the hulls. So Fig8s and R209's in STS hulls. Winchester wads and W209's in AA hulls. There is plenty of data available on the powder manufacturer's websites with the factory components. Green Dot is especially flexible so you will be very happy.

    Can't say anything about Fiocci primers since I don't use them.
     
  11. Spanky

    Spanky Active Member

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    I have to second Sissy and Avaldes as Green Dot is a great powder and I'm loading the same components they are.

    The Winchester 209 is my favorite primer but, the other year when the Winnies dried up for awhile and the price went through the roof I switched to Fiocchi's and some Cheddites. I have had no problems with either, not one fail to fire in thousands of rounds reloaded with them. Great results, equal results. The Fiocchi's are good and your results will be fine. I'm finding the price of the Winnies is coming down. They are under $30 / 1000 ???? price / 5000. What sucks about the Fiocchi primers is the o.d. of them is slightly larger than others and you have to stick with them with your reloads to get good primer fit.
     
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