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pushin cushion 12s-1 wads

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pitt100, May 30, 2011.

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  1. pitt100

    pitt100 TS Member

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    I was recently given a case of these. I was told I could use them in my AA hulls. Is this correct? Thanks,

    Rick
     
  2. Remstar311

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    I would look up what powder/primer your using and see if there is a recipe.

    Nick
     
  3. mag410

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    Rick,

    12S1 wads are not a good fit in AA hulls. They were designed for 1 oz loads in straight-walled Federal cases, which have more volume than AA's. Federal has not made 12S1's in a long time, so you need to check and see if they are brittle.

    Michael Goines
     
  4. goatskin

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    What Michael said. The 12S0 makes a decent 7/8oz load in RemChester hulls, but there are a lot better 7/8oz wads.

    It is a superior wad for straight-wall hulls, depending on how bulky your powder is, makes a good 7/8, 1oz, or 1-1/8oz load.

    I'd suggest picking up a few boxes of misc. Eurotrash hulls and use it in them.

    Fair Warning: you may never go back to RemChester.

    Bob
     
  5. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    The 12s1(not 12c1) wad for 1-1/8 loads was designed for the "Champion 11 case, which is tapered, and other shells with tapered walls" (Lyman Shotshell Handbook #2). Probably the only tapered case Federal ever made.

    Check them to see if they are brittle. Bend the petals back to see if they break off in your hand. I just used 20,000 in Gun Club cases. They will work in AA cases fine.

    Ajax
     
  6. mag410

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    Ajax is correct, brain fart, I guess I was thinking about the 12S3.

    The Federal Champion II sure was a pretty shell.

    Michael
     
  7. goatskin

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    Yup, Michael's brain fart was contagious, also.

    They'll do you fine in AA hulls.

    Thanks, Ajax.



    Bob
     
  8. pitt100

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    Thanks everyone. I thought they were fine for AAs. Just wanted a second opinion. I'll check to see if they have withstood the test of time.

    Rick
     
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