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RED DOT LOAD

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Terminator, Feb 13, 2009.

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  1. Terminator

    Terminator TS Member

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    Looking for a good all around load using the following components: Gold Medal hulls, Fed 209 primers, Fed wads, 11/8 ounce of Lawerence mag. shot and Red dot
    powder

    Thank you.
     
  2. THE POSTMAN

    THE POSTMAN TS Member

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    18 grains Red Dot,Fed 209A primer,Fed. 12S3 wad,8800 PSI,1145 FPS



    19.5 grains Red Dot,Fed 209A primer,Fed.12S3 wad,10,000PSI,1200 FPS



    Wilbur Poston
     
  3. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Terminator:

    In case you weren't aware...

    Your original request specified "Fed 209" primers. I'm guessing you meant Fed209A primers as mentioned by Mr. Poston in his response.

    Federal switched from Fed209's to the Fed209A in, I think, 1992. However, the old 209's still show up from time to time. The two are not the same.

    sissy

    ps: The first load Mr. Poston listed (using 18 grains of Red Dot) is one of my standard loads for registered targets. I use it from the 27 and for the second shot of doubles. It will work from any distance.

    If you ever try one ouncers, put an ounce of eights in a 12SO wad, push it with the same 18 grs. of Red Dot and run amok with it.
     
  4. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    I just opened a new 8-lb keg of Red Dot. My MEC 9000H suddenly needs a bigger bushing - maybe two or three sizes.. Just to get the 16.5 grains I use with one ounce for doubles I need a 31 bushing.

    Does this look right to you? A 31 just dropping 16.5 grains? It doesn't to me, so I thought I'd check.

    Neil
     
  5. mollyone

    mollyone TS Member

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    neil same loader -powder i use 32 bushing drops 17.5
     
  6. Terminator

    Terminator TS Member

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    I just checked some of my bushings, 31 17.2 grs 32 17.7 grs 33 18.3 grs. so I think I will go with the 33.
    Thanks for your replies. And thanks for correcting my error on the primer, I am using Fed 209A
     
  7. WesleyB

    WesleyB Well-Known Member

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    Neil did the right thing.. weigh an new batch of powder.
     
  8. washandwear

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    Neil

    Have two 9000gs set up with 30 bushing and both dropping 16.6 ave. Red Dot powder lot is 519.

    Regards
     
  9. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, everyone. I feel better about my bushing-choice now.

    Neil
     
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