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PB powder in 7/8 ounce

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by nut, Jul 25, 2010.

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  1. nut

    nut Member

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    Just bought some pb powder at the Iowa state shoot.

    I can't find any data on 7/8 ounce loads using pb powder. Can you please help me out.
     
  2. alfermann66

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    Not a good choice for 7/8 oz. Too slow burning.

    Buz
     
  3. goatskin

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    Buz, nonsense ... PB is an excellent powder for 24gm or 7/8oz, but it surely helps to have the right wads.

    Nut, go to Hodgdon Reloading Guide

    mash 'agree' & 'shotshell'

    over on #6, select 'PB'

    on #3, pick '24gm'

    pick your hull at #4

    'display'

    MY fave 24gm - 7/8oz loads are FGM (or any Eurotrash hull) and a B&P T-2 or Gualandi REX or SPARK in place of the 12S3, and I make them up pretty fast, but still very low pressure.

    They are purely awesome bullets.

    Bob
     
  4. fishguts

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    Saturday I shot 18.5 grs. PB, 1 ounce #8's, C/Buster SL, STS hull...very nice, quiet and efficient.

    Wayne
     
  5. RunGunIPSC

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    Have loaded PB for 25 yrs. I agree about it being on the slow side for 7/8. The use of Ballistic Products wads helps some as these are a tight fit & help with the pressures. I like the Rex & Spark wads also for 7/8 but use 16.7 Clays in a straight wall hull or 16.3 Clays in a AA/STS with AA gray wad
     
  6. checker

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    "I can't find any data on 7/8 ounce loads using pb powder" That ought to tell you something, too Slow, low LUP... for 1 1/8 HCP and 1 1/4 "Live bird" & hunting loads IDEALLY in MHO....data shows same.
     
  7. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Try Red Dot or 700X. They are cheaper and I think a better powder for 7/8's loads.
     
  8. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I've never intentionally used 7/8s-ounce loads but like most of us who use "hard" shot, I drop 15/16th-ounce of shot in my "one-ounce" loads and have never had a problem with PB, even with zero wad pressure and mild Remington primers.

    Ed
     
  9. TP Express

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    I never tried PB but loaded a lot of SR7625 (which as I recall was similar in burn rate) in both 7/8 and 1 oz. loads. Very soft shooting and performed well.
     
  10. zzt

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    nut, the old IMR manual has a lot of 24g loads for PB. They list each hull with with loads using F209A, W209and STS209P primers and WAA12SL, CB1100-12, TGT-12, CB2100-12, 12S0 and Activ TG-30 wads. Velocities range from 1140 to 1330fps.

    PM your email addy and the hull, primer and wad you want to use and I'll send the data for that combo.
     
  11. skeeljc

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    If you want to load for Bunker Trap PB might be a good choice. If you want reduced recoil with velocity in 1150 fps to 1200 fps range then Hodgdon Clays is a great powder for 7/8.

    Jim Skeel
     
  12. nut

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    Thanks for the information

    looks like I'am going with 21 grains of powder pink down range wad win 209 in a remington hull.

    also my charge bar has been honed out to drop 382 grains of shot.

    will load 20 shells and check velocity
     
  13. Quack Shot

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    I've used PB in the past for heavier 7/8 and 1 oz loads. I use a more appropriate powder (Faster AND Cheaper) for lighter loads. PB is costly and you would use a significant amount more for each load when compared to some other powders. Given the price per pound, it adds up to a premium. Some of the older loading manuals have the data. I would contact the manufacturer (Hodgdon) for a reality check. They periodically delete data. It can be done for many reasons. Sometimes it's a safety issue or a performance issue. Many times it's popularity. Find some data and contact them before loading for their take on it.
     
  14. Dr.Longshot

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    Anytime you have pressures at 3900-6000 psi you have problems w/unburnt powder, and poor performing loads, PB is listed w/24gm loading in my 2009 loading manual, best loads are with 1 1/8thoz loads where pressures are up to 6,000 psi+ but this is an expensive powder to load, I would suggest PROMO $65.00 for 8lbs compared to PB twice the powder for the same money,


    Gary Bryant
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  15. blackfoot

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    PB powder is more expensive to load.It costs the average shooter about $40 more per year to use it than Clays!
     
  16. MtnGun

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    Where can you buy promo for $65?
     
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