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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jd288, Nov 29, 2009.

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  1. jd288

    jd288 TS Member

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    Anyone got any good Annie Oakley loads using Herco. Green Dot maybe Thanks for any input.
     
  2. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    New Winchester AA Handicap 1 1/8 7 1/2 all you need . Don,t get into the big shell crap .
     
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    24 herco with a AA wad in a AA case with a 1 1/8 and the primer doesnt matter to much as long as its not a feddy 209A. Kirk
     
  4. RJG53

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    Shooting the big loads for Okleys is a good way to get you to flinching and speaking from experience this will carry over even when shooting light loads for singles. I can no longer pull a trigger when shooting trap, resulting from shooting the big stuff for oakleys, although there are worse things than shooting a release. If this is not a problem for you, 24.5 grains of 800X pushing 1 1/4 oz 7s will get the job done on the third shot.
     
  5. School Teacher

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    As ALF-99 commented, a Winchester AA Handicap 1 1/8 7 1/2 will take you a long way. A similar shell is the Remington NP 27 1 1/8 oz 7 1/2. Either one will easily break targets from 35 yards behind the house or perhaps a little further.

    For further back, I load 25 grains of Herco in a STS hull with the Remington SP12 wad and a Remington 209 primer. For shot, I use 1 1/4 oz of hard 7's, 6's or even copper plated 5's. This is a published load under the Alliant web site for 1220 fps. The recoil is noticeable but not too bad in my 9 pound 870 TC Trap.

    You can bump up the Herco to 27 grains for 1275 fps but the recoil becomes a little stout. As larger shot holds its velocity better than 7 1/s's, I stay with the 1220 fps load.

    For off the shelf ammo, consider using 3 1/4 - 1 1/4 - 7 1/2 or 6 if you can find them. This is the old live pigeon load (1220 fps) and it has a long reach.

    Ed Ward
     
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