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Semi-Auto Powder Flames...

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by bigclown, Mar 16, 2007.

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  1. bigclown

    bigclown TS Member

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    Shooting under the lights in our night league, several (80%+) of my reloads caught by my wire shell catcher on an 1100 still had flashes of flame coming out of them. This is a little distracting when an small ball of fire flashes in front of your face. The load is from the Hodgdon book: STS hull, 19 gr. International Clays, Winchester 12 (white) wad, Rem STS primer. Never saw the flame in the daylight. Have you experienced this? Is this the load? Thanks, Ed
     
  2. frank t

    frank t TS Member

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    Yes it happens quite often. Try going to a faster burning powder such as clays and see if that helps.

    Frank T
     
  3. famill00

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    Buy some factory Rem sporting clays loads. That is when I noticed this happening. Those things are HOTT!

    Forrest
     
  4. nogunracks

    nogunracks TS Member

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    back when i was shooting my 1187 after dark it was always putting out a flame this was very distracting tried switching primers no help shot 17.5 grains of promo
     
  5. jackmitch

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    you will get flamers with an auto with just about any load combination at night. i get them with my 391 all the time. it doesn't bother me much as i've shot 391's for a long time.
     
  6. SirMissalott

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    I usually wear a welding helmet and flame retardent underwear when shooting autos at night!!!!!!!
     
  7. bigclown

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    Hey, responses are appreciated...especially SirMissalott's. It is just a distraction that I had not seen before (previously shot 870s and O/Us). Thanks for comments! Best Regards, Ed
     
  8. Quack Shot

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    Change from STS primers and go with something else. Winchester W209, Federal 209A, RIOs, and CCI 209M have done well for me at night and in cold weather. Check the data and, if needed, adjust your powder charges accordingly. Some slower powders like Green Dot and International Clays will flame quite a bit when using the STS primers. Faster powders seem to have less of an issue.

    SirMissalott:

    Bring an extra set for the guy on your right.
     
  9. bigclown

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    Quack Shot... thanks for recommendations. Will give them a try. Ed
     
  10. 682LINY

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    just for kiks we used to play with a short barreled 12 ga 3 in 00 buck loads at nite,,,had road flares down range,,,,,looked like a battle ships guns going off,,,
     
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