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Info on reproducing a Estate hunting load

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bill Roberts, Aug 13, 2009.

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  1. Bill Roberts

    Bill Roberts Active Member

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    I trying to find out what the Estate High Velocity Hunting load is so I can reproduce it.
    The box says 1 1/4 oz 6 shot 3 3/4 dram. 1330 FPS
    Does anyone know what this load is made up of? Thank-you! BILL
     
  2. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Check the Hogdon and Alliant websites....they have all the load data that you need.
     
  3. Bill Roberts

    Bill Roberts Active Member

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    Don't you have to know what powder etc they use first?
     
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    Not really.

    Just find a powder/primer/wad combination that can match those specs.

    I use Longshot, but there are a lot of powders you could use.
     
  5. grnberetcj

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    IMR 4756 with Federal components.

    Follow the recipe provided.

    Curt
     
  6. Bill Roberts

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    So are you saying it's 4756 or that 4756 will produce the an equal load?

    Thx
     
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    There are several powders that will produce a 3¾, 1¼, 1330 load, and SR 4756 is one of them ... and an excellent choice for an all-around heavy hunting powder.


    Bob
     
  8. grnberetcj

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    Bill..

    Different powder manufacturers will have different recipes. All of which may or may not equate to the particular one you are seeking. Just look around and ascertain which comes the closest to your needs.

    I use 4756 for a few different loads ranging from 1-1/4 oz. to 1-1/2 oz. My favorite is using 1-3/8 oz. of nickel plated lead # 5's for pheasant (and in years gone by...ducks).

    Curt
     
  9. Bill Roberts

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    Ok Bill, here's some data from the Hodgdon shotshell reloading data center:

    * Federal plastic hull

    * 1-1/4 oz of lead shot

    * Federal 209A primer

    * Federal 12S4 wad

    * 31.5 grs. of IMR 4756 powder

    * Vel (ft/s) 1325

    * Pressure - 10,400

    For further info and spec's, please refer to the Hodgdon data as published on their website.

    Curt
     
  11. Bill Roberts

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    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Here's another one:

    * Federal Gold Medal plastic hull <br>
    * 1-1/4 oz of lead shot <br>
    * Federal 209A primer <br>
    * Federal 12S4 wad <br>
    * 28.4 grs. of Hodgdon Longshot powder <br>
    * Vel (ft/s) 1330 <br>
    * Pressure - 9,800 psi
     
  13. phirel

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    Estate shells are loaded exclusively with Alliant powders. I would look at Green Dot of Blue Dot for the heavier loads. I am confident that the factory that loads Estate shells would not consider a powder made by any company other than Alliant.

    Pat Ireland
     
  14. Quack Shot

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    It's very possible that the factory loads a powder that is not available as a cannister grade that is available to the public. If using Alliant powders, only Blue Dot would get you over 1300 fps with 1 1/4 oz of shot. Unique and Herco will go up to about 1225 fps. Hodgdon lists a few loads with their powders at 1330 fps. You would need to determine if the hulls you are using are a paper or plastic base wad Federal hull and use the proper data for the hulls. Usually data for the Gold Medal could be used for both, but when the pressures are approaching the higher end of the spectrum, I'd want to have data for the EXACT components I was loading.
     
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