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looking for a good 1.25 oz. field load

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by quicky, Nov 9, 2009.

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  1. quicky

    quicky Member

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    Would like a suggestion on a good 1 1/4 oz. field load, around 1350 fps. if possible. I have used Alcan 5 and 7 in the past, but that was a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Thanks, KQ (Quicky)
     
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  3. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    As I have an abundant access to Federal Hulls (Top Guns/Estates) and reload my trap shells with Federal components, here's what I use for 1-1/4 oz. reloads.

    1-1/4 oz. hard shot, 209A primer, 12S4 wad, 26.5 grs. of IMR 800X powder. Speed @ 1325 fps.

    1-1/4 oz. hard shot, 209A primer, 12S4 wad, 31.5 grs. of IMR SR4756 powder. Speed @ 1325 fps.

    1-1/4 oz. hard shot, 209A primer, 12S3 wad, 29 grs. of IMR SR7625 powder. Speed @ 1325 fps.

    For upland birds and pigeons, I prefer copper plated # 6 shot. Also a very good load for long bird trap games.

    Curt
     
  4. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Curt gave some good ones. I have used those but here is one I like a little better for pheasants 1 1/4 oz lead, 29.5 grns Herco, 12s4 wad, fed 209 primer. This is a published load per manufacturer
     
  5. halfmile

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    Good loads, Curt. There are a couple with 540 that work too. You can use HS-6 which is the same stuff.

    I used 7625 and a Remington wad, 32 grains of powder. a magnum primer works best with the slow powder. this was worth about 1400 FPS.

    Watching a 60 yard pheasant fold up is pretty cool.

    These loads will not work in tapered cases. It seems to me like my older manuals, Lyman #1 & 2 have the best ones.

    Longshot should be great for this kind of work. After I use up my lifetime supply of 7625 shells I will give it a try.

    HM
     
  6. Jawhawker

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    quicky, where do you live as I could turn_you_on to some 5 or 7?
     
  7. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    I like the 800-X load and the Herco loads posted, they are identical performance wise.

    Gary Bryant
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  8. ink ball

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    I used to use this Herco load...worked really well.

    http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/RecipePrint.aspx?shotype=&weight=1.25&weightdis=1+1%2f4&shellid=492&gtypeid=3&gauge=12&lid=1707

    1310 fps.
     
  9. alfermann66

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    Like Cubancigar I like to use Fed. paper hulls in the field. Plastic lasts forever. Fed. paper, Nobel 209, 29.0gr Herco, Rem. SP12, 1 1/4 hard 5's. 1330fps.

    Buz
     
  10. bigmike

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    I have loaded hodgdon longshot AA hull yellow claybuster replacement wad for WAA12F114 win.209 primers 29.3gr -10,200psi 1330 fps. 7 1/2 mag shot for crows, 5 shot for rabbit,pheasant. load is pretty clean . has a bit of recoil . works great in my beretta A-390 this is a published load in hogdon mannual. shoot well,bigmike
     
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