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reloading ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by shoottilithurts, Dec 3, 2008.

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  1. shoottilithurts

    shoottilithurts Member

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    a friend reloads for me, sts hulls, 1 1/8oz shot, 8 petal downrange wads, 18gr green dot...when i rest my gun on the rubber pad, i notice flakes of green powder...what does this say, and should i change the recipe? thanks in advance...milt luther
     
  2. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Yes!

    It is too light a charge and you are getting incomplete burning! It should be 20 gr of Green dot.
     
  3. Jawhawker

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    Most likely your friend needs to use a hotter primer. Is he using a cheddite or wolf? Other possibles, not a deep enough crimp or wad not sealing efficiently in hull.
     
  4. shoottilithurts

    shoottilithurts Member

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    pheasantmaster...the primers are remington

    ahab...the cure for incomplete burn is to add more? thanks milt
     
  5. hmb

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    There are a lot of variables to consider. Ask youself the following questions. Do all the shots feel the same? Are the target breaks good? Do I break a lot of targets? Will I be using this load in cold weather?

    If there is a problem with the load you are using you could switch to a hotter primer, like a Winchester 209. Probably a good idea if your shooting in cold weather.

    On the other hand if everything is working OK then leave it alone. HMB
     
  6. Shady Creek

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    I think Ajax is right, go with the Winchester primer,more pressure,better burn. GOOD LUCK
     
  7. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I never shoot cold shells. On league nights I bring my shells to the car and go to the club. I bring them in. If it is VERY cold, like less than 0 degrees, I usually have a handwarmer in the pocket with the shells. ( a Chemical one, not a combusting one.)

    Never a problem. I have noticed there are some combinations over the years that have problems in cold weather.

    Hotter primers, higher pressure loads, etc help. Claybuster Lightning 7/8 oz wads have given me cold weather problems.

    A "AA" pattern wad will produce higher pressure than one with a flat bottom, and in the same recipe works better in the cold.

    Keep 'em warm for less trouble.

    HM
     
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