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Load info for low recoil Winchesters

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  1. Cardude

    Cardude TS Member

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    Can anyone tell what will duplicate the AA Low recoil -low noise loads!
    Trying to find load for wife to start Thanks and god bless!
     
  2. 100straight

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    This load was published as a replacement for Winchester Featherlites in the August 2001 issue of Shotgun Sports. I use it with great results and very low recoil.

    Winchester 12-ga. 2 3/4" AA hull (old style, I DO NOT use the new 2 piece hulls), Winchester 209 primer, Winchester WAA12L (gray) wad, 14.2 grains Alliant American Select, 26 grams (401 grains) of hard shot.

    Shoot well and often,

    Mark.
     
  3. Andy44

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    Go to Hodgdon's website http://www.hodgdon.com/ and check their reloading data.

    Or, try 15 gr of Alliant E3 under a Claybuster Lightning wad with 1oz #8 shot.

    AndyH
     
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    Remember The Featherlites are not loaded in the standerd Winchester hull.
     
  7. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    You can reproduce the Featherlites as follows. Note, if you look at the shell boxes you'll find they list the shot load as 26 grams which is a little less than 15/16 ounce.

    Winchester AA Hull

    26 grams of shot

    Win. 209 primer

    WAA12SL wad

    12 grains of Winchester WAA Lite Powder

    Should yield 5,600 PSI and a muzzle velocity of 980 fps

    They have similar loads with that powder for 7/8 ounce and 1 ounce of shot with other hull and wad combinations.

    Go to the Hodgdon website.
     
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    By the way, a guy in our summer trap league used Factory featherlite shells.

    Every doggone one of them sounded like a blooper, but they crush targets just like the faster loads do.

    He let me use a couple of them, and the recoil is very, very soft. I have a pound of that powder and plan to load up a few just for fun.

    I don't think they'll operate a semi-auto though. Pressure is too low.
     
  9. Brian in Oregon

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    I wonder if they'd cycle my 1100 that has had the ports opened up? Hmmm.
     
  10. 100straight

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    They will function a Model 59 Winchester.

    Shoot well and often,

    Mark.
     
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