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Reloads for Women

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tatersaled, May 20, 2009.

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  1. tatersaled

    tatersaled TS Member

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    I’ve been trying different shell and powder combinations for my wife shooting from the 16 yard line, because she suffers from an old neck injury.

    We’ve tried Promo/Red Dot, E3, Clays, Clay Dot, Green Dot and International in the basic 3 hull types, all around the 1175 to 1200fps

    The best combination I’ve found so far that doesn’t bother her neck is the AA hull Win primer 18.7 Green Dot with the green duster wad 1oz shot around 8000psi.

    She clams the recoil is more of a push than hit in her 30’’ XT. This combination seems to burn very clean in warm weather but might change when it get cool.

    I’ve reloaded some loads around 1125 to 1150fps but she likes it closer to 1200fps. I think she likes to see the black smoke off the targets like we all do.

    Does anyone else have a soft load with the powders above that I might need to try?

    Thanks Erwin
     
  2. grumpyduck

    grumpyduck TS Member

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    see fifth post down for the link above:

    3/4 ounce #9 in 12 gauge from the 16 yard line rocks! very little recoil.

    I load rem. hulls, 16.5 - 17.2 grains red dot, Claybuster CB-0178-12 (Win 12L), Fio. primers and 3/4 ounce #9 shot. Great skeet load too.
     
  3. 100straight

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    Here is a load I use a lot in old SxS shotguns due to low pressure. It is great for break open guns, and will cycle some autos. I've shot many thousands of these.

    Winchester hull (I only use the one piece hulls), Winchester 209 primer, 14.2 grains of American Select, Winchester WAA12L Gray wad, and 400 grains of shot (15/16 ounce). I prefer #8-1/2 shot, and I use an adjustable charge bar to get the shot drop correct. It kicks like a .410 and smokes targets from the 16 yard line. The load was published in Shotgun Sports a few years back as a duplicate for the AA FeatherLite load.

    Shoot well and often,

    Mark.
     
  4. 9dT

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    1 oz. #8 shot, CB1100-12 wad, 20.5 grain IMR PB powder, Win. 209 primer, STS hull. According to the book it produces 5900 PSI and 1150 feet per second. Remington 209 primers are even softer (5700 PSI).

    This is the load my wife just switched to and she really likes it.

    Good Luck, Scott
     
  5. Carol Lister

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    My standard load for 16 yd. is a AA hull, 16.8 - 16.9 grn of Clay Dot, a DRA-12 (pink) or a DR XL-1 wad (chartreuse) and a garden variety Federal primer. (The CB WAA12-SL clone wads are too tall for these loads). I like this load because it gives me the right speed (right around 1200 fps) and I can switch to the Winchester 209 primer in it without changing anything else.

    Carol Lister
     
  6. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I have a load that is very similiar to Scotts...I only use 19grs of PB or 800X with the Win 209 or Fiocchi under 1oz of 8's....very very light..it works great for my 13year old nephew out of his old youth model Ithaca 37 pump
     
  7. PerazziBigBore

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    16 grains of Red Dot/Promo.. any hull.. any 1 oz or 1 1/8oz wad...(with filler so shot column is at the correct height if needed).. any primer.. and 7/8oz of 8.5's...and a stiff crimp.. All you'll ever need from the 16 yard line.. Personally I use the XXL in a Remington hull with Fiocchi primers..or the CB4100.. and need no fillers at all.. just a tight crimp..
     
  8. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Erwin,

    Look on Hodgdon's website for Winchester Feather Lite powder.

    Very, very soft loads with this powder.

    I loaded some 7/8 ounce loads at about 1050 fps, and they smoke targets just as impressively as my 1160 fps one ounce loads.
     
  9. Pull & Mark

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    I too say bring it on down to the 7/8 oz. load as well. I would use the Win. grey wad and the Clays powder!!! You can also use the Clay Dot as well (I have not tried this powder yet). I find Clays to be abit softer and has more consistant drops, which equals more consistant recoil than Red Dot. I'd keep the load speed around 1180. These loads should make her a very happy shooter and will crush targets as well (8 l/2's). Go to Hodgdon.com and find the data for your components and hulls. Good Luck and Break-em all. Jeff
     
  10. Jollytrapshooter

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    I say try the 3/4 oz. loads. A guy I shoot with loaded a few boxes last year using Winchester wad, Remington primer, Clays powder, and our homemade 8's. I shot a box and was really impressed with how easy it was to just smoke the target, and with little to no recoil. Give it a try, at the very least, it's just fun to shoot this light of a load. Josh
     
  11. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    The 3/4oz'ers are a good idea too
     
  12. phirel

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    Erwin- A quick, and reasonably accurate estimate of the recoil produced by any any load can be made by multiplying the weight of the shot by the velocity. Lower numbers are better.

    Some simple math and the laws of Physics can quickly shot that the burning rate of different powders is not an important factor in recoil. But, many do not believe in numbers and the Laws of Motion and hang onto the belief that burning rate is important. The sharp jab (fast powder) and slow push (slow powder) difference has been measured to be about 3 / 10,000 of a second.

    I would be looking more at her gun than her shells. Automatics are good. Precision Fit Stocks are great.

    Pat Ireland
     
  13. maclellan1911

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    Lead Shot 12 1 oz. WAALite Win. 209 Rem. TGT12 12.1 5,500 PSI 970
    Lead Shot 12 1 oz. WAALite Win. 209 Rem. TGT12 13 6,500 PSI 1025
    Lead Shot 12 1 oz. WAALite Win. 209 Rem. TGT12 13.8 7,400 PSI 1070
    Lead Shot 12 1 oz. WAALite Win. 209 Rem. TGT12 14.7 8,500 PSI 1125
    I know you asked about specific powders but. I started my wife off with Winchester AAlite powder and above loadings. she loved then and frankly shot her best scores with the 1125fps loads. If you told her or labeled the boxes of reloads 1200fps she wouldnt know any better. Unless of course you have her reloading her own. If so how did you do it !!

    Now because CLAYS has become my powder of choice I load these, which I have liked myself and shoot these often I have even streched it down to 7/8 to get a few extra shells out of the bag.
    Lead Shot 12 1 oz. Clays CCI 209 Rem. TGT 12 16.6 6,700 LUP 1125

    Lead Shot 12 7/8 oz. Clays Win. 209 Rem. TGT 12 15.8 7,100 PSI 1200

    These are loads from Hodgdon web site.
     
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