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Oakley's Green Dot

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by djpk69, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. djpk69

    djpk69 TS Member

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    I shoot Oakley's once a week and some of the guys say try 22grains Green Dot/Federal hull/Fed. primer /and Windjammer in 1 1/4 oz. These are not listed but they say they are/were in older manuals? We shoot 30 yds...non ATA and shoot-off at ??? 50 yds.
     
  2. Quack Shot

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    Maybe for 1 1/8 oz of shot, but with 1 1/4oz, I'd be real careful. Why not get in touch with Alliant Powder and ask. A more appropriate powder might be Unique or Herco for the 1 1/4oz. There may very well be a reason they don't list those loads for Green Dot anymore. Personally, I wouldn't try it. There are more appropriate powders that actually HAVE data listed for them with 1 1/4oz of shot.
     
  3. Jawhawker

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    When you state a Federal hull, specify which one. Alot of psi's for Gold Medal but in a field hull with rolled paper base wad you would be OK but verify with Alliant before doing so unless you have a manual.
     
  4. deking00

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    In The Handbook of Shotshell Reloading Copyright 1984 it lists a 1 1/4 load with the following components:

    Fed. Paper Hull, CCI209M Primer, 23 gr Green Dot, Fed. 12S4 wad, 1220 fps

    Fed. Paper Hull, Fed 209 Primer, 23 gr Green Dot, Fed. 12S4 wad, 1220 fps

    Fed. Hi-Power Hull, Fed 209 Primer, 23 gr Green Dot, Win WAA12F114 wad, 1220 fps

    My Lyman Shotshell Handbook 2nd Edition did not list Green Dot with 1 1/4 loads.

    Alliants web site still lists loads for both of these Hulls in 1 1/4.
     
  5. djpk69

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    The guy who told me this recipe (and let me shoot 3 of them...broke each bird), gave me a bag of once fired Federal "Top Gun" hulls.He uses a MEC,but I'm having trouble with them on my MEC 650.Seems half the hulls "buckle". I even switched to my old stadby Lee loader, and I have to carefully put the final crimp on....4 pumping till I get a "closed" crimp. I never have this problem with Remington hulls, but then maybe there's too much powder/shot ?
    Will talk to him this Thurs...but seems too much hastle. I do like the idea of Green Dot though.......as everyone seems to comment on how great it patterns.This "guy" wins his share of Oakley's too !
     
  6. djpk69

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    P.S. ..I have tried PB,Longshot,and WSH, and 800X in 1 1/4 loads but like his recipe.Think I'll talk to Alliant about using a Remington hull.
     
  7. rennerize

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    dkusner, if you use a remington hull it changes everything.
    Don
     
  8. Big Jack

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    Check out Longshot..good for hi-velocity-heavy's If it doesn't do anything else, the noise will keep the boys from crowding you on the line.

    Big Jack
     
  9. FarmerD

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    That's what I used to use for late season pheasents with #5 copper. First shot of doubles? Sounds like and smells like fish bait. BEN
     
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