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New AA tracer shells

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by sharhope, May 18, 2013.

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  1. sharhope

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    Anyone seen or tried these shells? They have a visible long range wad that reaches the target.
     
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    Winchester has been teasing us with its new Traacker shells; but I haven't been able to find anyone selling them, yet. Midway and others have them listed and offer to tell you when they arrive...

    The shells have a shot wad/cup that traps some of the pellets, allowing it to stay with the string out to 40 yards or so. Fingers of the cup also spread out making it more visible. Available in orange or black for different lighting conditions.

    The problem I see is that, even if the wad stays with the trajectory of the shot string, because of increased drag resistance, it will lag behind the end of the shot string. Still, better than nothing, I suppose. I look forward to trying it. The good thing about the Traacker shells is they will not be much more expensive than regular shells.
     
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    I've seen the wads 'fly' towards the target with slow shells and a dark sky or dark background. In every case they veered off target somewhere near the trap house when shooting singles.

    So, what has Winchester done to make this wad track more true to the shot column?
     
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    Nevermind. I found this on YouTube.

    As mentioned above, some of the shot remains in the wad (obviously reducing pellet density). The four wad fingers appear to act like propeller blades, spinning through the air to spin stabilize the wad. Wads come in black for daylight and fluorescent orange for low light.

    If they make these in 20ga, I might pick some up. My daughter is not doing well with her trap shooting.
     
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