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No Politics, just 1 OZ Loads

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by cubancigar2000, Oct 29, 2008.

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  1. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Last night I shot a lot of 1 oz loads. I have not used Red Dot in over 25 years but decided to try it again. I was totally happy with the recoil, speed and pattern of the loads. ( not to mention the wonderful smell coming from the Federal papers. The load was 21.5 grains Red Dot, Lage Uniwad ( also used windjammers) 1 oz 7.5, Fed 209 primer, Federal paper hull. Nice load but I would be interested in feedback on improving it with other loads if anyone cares to comment on their favorite 1oz load?

    P.S. Need to forget the politics for a while
     
  2. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    I had 2 lbs. of Red Dot that I had won at a shoot and decided to use it (normally I use 700X only) with some of the Federal paper hulls I had left.

    Recipe: 1200 fps load.

    Federal paper hull

    Federal 209A primer

    Federal 12S0 wad

    1 oz. West Coast magnum 7-1/2 shot

    Excellent load for singles and both shots of doubles.

    Curt
     
  3. JB Logan Co. Ohio

    JB Logan Co. Ohio TS Member

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    It would seem that with 21.5 gr. of Red Dot it would be quite fast. I like 16.5 of Promo and 1 oz. Right around 1150. Great for 16 yd.

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  4. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    It is fast Jerry, I like a very fast load. I think it was published at 1250 but I have not chrono'd it yet
     
  5. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    That must be pretty soft shooting Stubs
     
  6. gun fitter

    gun fitter TS Member

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    I vote for 7/8 oz load for everything!
     
  7. Neil Winston

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    I like a 28 or 29 bushing for one ounce Red Dot loads myself. The advantage of one ounce is, after all, (besides saving 1/9 on shot) reduced recoil and why give that away for no particular benefit?

    Neil
     
  8. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    18.2 g Clays
    1 Oz #8
    WWAA Pink wad
    STS hull
    F209A primer

    Thats my favorite but it is by no means the only way to get there.
     
  9. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    16.4 gr 700X, winchester hull, cb1100 wad, 1 ounce 8 1/2 shot, full choke. It will break all of them but one several times over and over.
     
  10. timb99

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    Remington Hull

    Winchester 209 primer

    ~17 grains of Hodgdon CLAYS powder

    Downrange XL-1 neon green wad

    1 ounce (or whatever the 1 ounce bushing actually throws) of 8 or 8-1/2 shot.

    Works quite well for singles.

    My daughter uses it from the 19 yard line too.

    I had Kevin Lewis of Downrange Wads test this on his pressure gun/chronograph. It came out to be about 1160 ft/sec and about 8800 psi.

    Very nice load.
     
  11. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    wolfram,

    You sure about that 18.2 grains of Clays with those components? That is off the Hodgdon chart.
     
  12. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Tim,

    I had to do a double check and you are right that load is a bit off the current Hodgdon data. I have been loading that exact combo for several years now and I did get the load from Hodgdon data at some point. No wonder they smoke the targets so well, the mv is probably around 1,250fps or better. Guess I better back it down a half grain or so ... no need to push pressure limits.

    Thanks for spotting that.
     
  13. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Lou, sent you an email guy. Hap
     
  14. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Thx Hap, got it. I thought I would be living in Vail or Tuscon by now but looks like I may be going back east where they shoot more games ( Kentucky Tenn)
     
  15. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    I understand that choice for shooting games my friend!! I haven't shot ANY games or fun shoots since moving here either. I will live with my decision and continue on here since it's so good for my health conditions. Best of luck in your move east Lou! Hap
     
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    1oz 8 shot, Win AA hull, Win 209 primer, 18.2 gr of Clays, DR-XL-1 wad. I use it for singles, caps to the 21, and sporting clays. They work well in my wife's Rem autoloader, too.
     
  17. VNVET

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    My favorite load for singles or first shot at doubles:

    Win. AA hull (old style) or Rem. STS

    17.2 Clays powder

    Downrange wads DR XL-1 (neon green)

    1 oz #9 magnum shot

    5lbs of wad pressure

    I believe a #32 bushing using a 9000GN with Automate

    You could not ask for a nicer crimp

    Jim
     
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    I use 17 Gr. Red Dot, Winchester 209 primer, Claybuster 1100-12 wad with #8 shot. I use a #33 bushing in a Mec 9000 loader to achieve this load. Best to check with a scale every box or two. This load in AA hulls measures 1145 FPS and 7,900 psi. Good results on singles & first shot on doubles and best of all, easy on the shoulder.
     
  19. Gary Waalkes

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    1oz of 8 1/2s. STS hull, Rem 209, Rem TGT-12, 18 grains of Green Dot. Great for singles and 1st shot of doubles. I have also shot this load for the second shot of doubles in practice and it broke those targets with no problem.
     
  20. slide action

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    1 oz. loads seem better suited to faster buring powders. If I use Red Dot or Promo, I drop 17 grs. pushing 1 oz. of hard #8s. This load works well for us and doesn't have excessive recoil. I have on occassion used Green Dot(which throws excellent patterns from amost any choke). If Green Dot is the powder, I bump it up about a grain and a half. The only problem with Gren Dot is that it doesn't seem to have the same ignition qualities in very cold weather as the faster powders.
     
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