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International Clays for Handicap???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by gasman03, Mar 17, 2009.

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  1. gasman03

    gasman03 Member

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    I am trying to work up a handicap load for my son. I am looking at International clays in a Nitro/STS hull with a TGT12 wad Fio 616 primer looking for about 1235 with about 9000 pressure. Does this sound good?

    Corey
     
  2. doubles100

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    what is his yardage?
     
  3. gasman03

    gasman03 Member

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    23 to 25 max I would guess
     
  4. chipking

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    You may need to sub a Fig 8 wad for the TGT 12 to get everything in. I load 20.7 for 1235 with a CCI primer and with the fig 8 it is a good fit. HOWEVER this load and most others using International Clays will be running 10,100+ psi for any load over 1200 fps. When I tried to use the TGT12 I usually ended up with a slight bulge in the crimp.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  5. Beretta Young Gun

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    i would recommend international clays over any other handicap powder out there. I have loaded it for several years and I have a ton of various loads that work really well from any where. my favorite is 21.5 grains in a gold medal, windjammer wad, 1 1/8, and a fio 616 primer. I shoot alot of protection programs and I have found that this load works well as a call or backup shell from the 27 yard line. hope I could help aj
     
  6. phirel

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    Beretta Young Gun - Yes, International Clays is a good handicap load powder. It is almost as good as Green Dot.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Another good handicap powder to consider is Hodgdon Titegroup
     
  8. cottondoctor

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    gasman03 – I have shot quite a bit of International for handicap loads and it works fine --- I used Clays for 1 ounce 16 yard loads and first shot at doubles and International for 27 yard loads and second shot at doubles……Then I discovered what a lot of people already knew – Green Dot. I have found that Green Dot is a little easier on the shoulder and very hard on targets. My 1 1/8 ounce #7 ½ loads run about 1180 pfs and work very well….Personally – I prefer Green Dot over International
     
  9. front242

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    Dr. Trap,

    Would you post your load recipe? Sounds interesting. Looks like green dot makes substantially less pressure than Int'l clays according to the loading info.

    Thanks in advance
    Tim
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  10. cottondoctor

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    Tim F242 - I used Win AA hulls (new type) - Win 209 primers - my #32 MEC bushing will drop between 18.7 and 18.9 grains of Green Dot. Generally use Winchester Orange wads - 1 1/8 mag #7 1/2 shot --- Some people consider this a light load - but it gets the job done and is a pleasure to shoot -
     
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