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NEED A GOOD RELOAD FOR WALMART FEDERALS?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, Sep 26, 2009.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    HELLO:
    I need a good reload for walmart 4 pack federal hulls. i am presently loading 17.5 red dot, federal 12s3 wad, hard 8 shoot, federal primer. any other load or wad i could possibly use in this hull?
    thanks,
    steve
     
  2. goatskin

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    For 1-1/8oz, you're good-to-go, but the DR 12S3 clone wads are mighty good wads, and cheaper than OEM Federals.

    For 1oz, use the DR 12S0 knock-off. You can back off your powder a half-grain ... or not.


    Bob
     
  3. lance howard

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    I have loaded thousands of the WallyWorld Federals and Estates with DR12s3 copies and ounce 1/8 shot, Noble primers and 17.0 700X. Great load for my old TM1. same cases and 1 ounce with DRXXl orange wad, Noble primer and either 16.5 or 17.0 700X. No complaints. Not to much wad pressure though with the 1 ounce loads to get the crimp right. I load on an older Pacific 366. Works for me. Lance Howard
     
  4. Quack Shot

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    Steve,

    You are about a half grain lighter than what I usually load. I go as high as 19 grains if I want the extra speed (1210 fps). I use the same with 1 oz and the 12S0 wad. Using Promo will do about the same for a little less money.
     
  5. fssberson

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    Check your powder books and measure your powder drop. Remember a straight walled hull takes about 1 full grain more of powder than a tapered hull. Fred
     
  6. senior smoke

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    i have lots of AA wads from years ago. can i use a AA wad in the federal walmart shells? i stoped reloading around 15 years ago, and as a hobby, i started reloading again. my load of choice years ago was a fed gold medal hull, fed primer, pb powder, the brown fed 12s4 wad. i had to use the 12s4 wad because with pb high charge of powder, the crimps were better. i can no longer find the 12s4 wad. anybody know if they are still made?
    steve
     
  7. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    Will a Kemen case load the same?
     
  8. goatskin

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    Fed 12S4 brown wads are still made and available from all the usual jobbers.


    Bob
     
  9. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Why waste your money? Buy them and trash them. They arn't worth reloading.
     
  10. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Any Gold Medal load will work.

    Load once and toss.

    HM
     
  11. fishguts

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    A primer, 20 grs. Green Dot, 12S3 clone, 1 1/8th. oz #8's for 27 yds.

    Wayne
     
  12. vdt

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    Fed hull ,19 grs. clays ,12s4,Win.209 ,1 1/8 extra hard shot..the only thing i use for 16 it works
     
  13. Squeal

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    Cant use a AA wad in a Federal hull. Straight wall vs Tapered
     
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