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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by esoxhunter, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    I have just read an article in my latest edition of TrapshootingUSA. It has an article in it that relates to reloading data; written by Tom Ceretto. The crux of this article dwells on light trap loads. (7/8 oz-1oz loads) One suggested load interested me; as I load a similar load. It states a suggested load consisting of: 12Ga. STS hull, Rem. 209 primer, 21.5 Grains of Red Dot, 1 oz. shot and a Rem. TGT 12 or DRRT12 wad. Now I shoot this load for my 16 yard loads all the time. However, my powder drop is 17.5 grains and not 21.5 grains of Red Dot and/or Promo. (a 4 grain difference) My question is this powder load recommendation out of line?? Ed
     
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    I just checked Alliant's site and 21gn is a 1310fps velocity creating 10,700psi. To me this is pushing higher than I prefer run my pressure but it should be just fine.

    John MI
     
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    ED Go on Alliant powders web site and go into there loading data and you punch in the load and it will bring up you're load and his he is loading a 1310 fps and a little more being 21.5grs 1oz, loads are aloud to be 1325 fps ATA rule 1290 fps for 1 1/8oz and 1350 for 7/8oz he is at near max fps maybe he was loading that for sporting clays or annies or buddy shoots. Pat.
     
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    JOHN You beat me to it I just hit the send button later then you did.
     
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    21.5 grains of Red Dot is a waste of powder.
     
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    I would think that the listed load is overkill and not one I'd be using. It's borderline for pressure and velocity is way more than required for 16's. I wouldn't have much faith in the author if that load was listed as a "Light" 1oz target load. It's three or four grains of powder more than what I'd consider appropriate. Your load using 17.5 grains of powder is a good choice.
     
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    Mr Waalkes stated it perfectly. Cerretto must not shoot a lot of trap.


    Don Verna
     
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    Wonder who it is and when will we be reading about his gun blowing up and not understanding why?

    Jerry
     
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    I have used that load in 1 oz loads for games for several years. It shoots sofetr than you may think and is very fast, Have not blown any gun up yet. I also know several others who use it
     
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    Back in the olden days, before the introduction of plastic wads and hulls, we used 21 gr. Red Dot with the nitro card/felt filler wads available at that time...mid 50/early 60s.

    After plastic wads came in, it was reduced to ~18 grains or so.

    How old was this article?
     
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    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    It is a new article written in the current issue of Trapshooting USA. It is definitely not an outdated article. Ed
     
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