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Question on Downrange wads

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by mecman, Aug 6, 2007.

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  1. mecman

    mecman TS Member

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    Has anyone experienced using Downrange wads DXL 1 1/8 that their patterns are more open . I started using them and my scores went down also a lot of just chipped birds , went to the pattern board these wads i found shoot much open had to go from a modified choke to a full tyhanks for all or any imput Thanks Gary
     
  2. Cold Iron

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    Kevin @ DR said the 8 petal are more open and better suited to Sporting Clays and Skeet, that is exactly what I see although several on here have argued against that. The blue 4 petal gives the same results as a 5 thousands tighter choke and the Versilite MAYBE a little tighter yet. The most open I use is .25 though in an Optima bore for trap.
     
  3. FarmerD

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    Thats interesting as I have patterned the Original Wind Jammer WJII and found the patterns to be slightly tighter and more uniform than 4 petal wads. RG
     
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    I use the Spolar Gold 8 petal 1 1/8oz wad and it patterns exceptionally well. It is soft shooting and loads easily. I have always used a Light Full choke at any yardage. Started using Spolar's Gold 1oz. 4 petal wad and it to works exceptionally well and is comfortable to shoot. These wads are both made by Down Range for Spolar. Fred
     
  5. mecman

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    Cold iron , exactly i had to tighten it up 5 thousanths to get my patterns back
     
  6. Cold Iron

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    I remembered on the way to one of the clubs tonight that the last time I talked to Kevin he said someone just won a State Handicap shoot using his 8 petal wad. Nothing wrong with the wad for long distance if it is choked correctly apparently.
     
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    mecman

    You answered your own question. You patterned your gun and got some results that you posted. If you got patterns that are more open, then try a different wad until you get what you like. I have found that the 8 petal wads usually give a more open pattern in most of my guns, with a few exceptions. I use the tried and true 4 petal designs and am happy with most of the results PLUS I don't have to deal with feeding an 8 petal wad into my MEC. There are times that the 8 petal wad might be OK, but the extra trouble of loading them simply is not worth it for me.
     
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