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Load for killers

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by gsw7880, Jan 24, 2012.

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  1. gsw7880

    gsw7880 Member

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    What is a good load for shooting killers? Thinking something big, like 1 1/4. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Whats a killer?
     
  3. SuperMotard

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    The Load That Keeeps your head on the stock....
     
  4. dead on 4

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    How far are the targets? are you shooting off the 27 or 30 yard line or further
    back. How fast a load do you want? What hulls and primers do you normally reload and lastly how are you with recoil?

    All pot shoot loads (Killers, Annies, Winks) are field loads which can be found online or in each powder manufactures reloading catalogs.

    Everyone who shoot games heve their favorite loads and swear there's are the best. My opion: Start with a load in the 1290/1300 fps realm that lists the lowest psi and work from there. And Remember Always Use a Powder Scale.

    One of my favorites is loaded in Federal's Wally World brown plastic paper based game hull loaded with 1-1/14 of 7's or 6's or 5's depending on target distance and 25.5 of Alliant's Unique powder with Federal's 209A primer and either Remington's SP12 or Federal's 12c1 wad. This load is rated 1330 fps and has low felt recoil. My 5'-4" girlfriend shoots these all day will no ill effects.
    Remember bigger is not necessarily better.....

    Surfer
     
  5. School Teacher

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    A "killer" is like an "Annie".

    One of my favorites is 1 1/4 oz. of 6's or 7's at 1250 fps. This duplicates the old "live pigeon" load.

    I use the Remington STS hull, Remington 209P primer, SP12 wad column and 25 Grains of Alliant Herco for 1250 fps at 9600 psi.

    For a little more velocity, you can load 27 grains of Herco for 1275 fps and 10,700 psi but, to me, the extra velocity does not buy me much.

    These are both Alliant published loads.

    You really don't need to use this heavy a load from the 27 yard line. My favorite from anywhere on concrete is a new Remington STS NP27 1 1/8 oz. with size 7 1/2 shot.

    Ed Ward
     
  6. Bisi

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    If you are shooting from the 27 just use your regular trap loads for the 1st or 2nd shot. I use new Remington Nitro STS "sporting clay" in 7.5 shot for anything after that.

    If you move back to the 40 yard line then I switch to 1-1/4 ounce of hard 6s in an AA hull, with Win primer, Yellow Winchester WAA12F114 wad, pushed by 33grains of Hogdon HS-6. That load will reach out and touch em.
     
  7. gsw7880

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    Thanks for all the info, much appreciated.

    George.
     
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    800x is a great powder to use in long range games. 26gr in an old style AA with 1 1/4 of 5 will smoke a target at 70+ yards
     
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    Smoke at 70 yards? ?
     
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    I think Utah firing squadds used various rounds, including the .30-30.
     
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    Remington NitroMag Pheasant loads, 1-1/4 oz. of 6's moving @ 1375 fps. If this doesn't do it for you, then it's time for you to move on to skeet or become a sporter...

    Curt
     
  12. cubancigar2000

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    Thats funny Curt. Mine is 27 grains 7625 with a 1/1/4 oz+ of 6's or 7's in a Fed Hull with a DR or Fed 12s4 wad. However I have used Herco, 800X, Bluedot, Longshot, Pro Reach, Unique and some I have forgotten. Nothing gets there fast without recoil except the 7625
     
  13. gsw7880

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    Thanks again.
     
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    7625 is the stuff.

    Many high flying ducks have fallen to this powder before the steel shot stupidity hit.

    HM
     
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    George Digweed uses Gamebore White Gold number 7 1/2 shot to 80 yards and then changes to Black Gold number 5 shot for 80 plus yards.
     
  16. gsw7880

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    That sounds like a great load Gary. White gold might get a bit expensive though!!!
     
  17. Feist Hunter

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    Any favorites with PB?
     
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    Ditto on using your standard 27 yard shells.

    Learn to shot what you shoot, and it's not so hard on hardware either.

    I see guy shooting all sorts of "home manufactured" crap, and you know what, they never win very often.
     
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