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Spolar Wads?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by saintlawrence, Aug 10, 2011.

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  1. saintlawrence

    saintlawrence Member

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    What is the opinion(s) amongst users of Spolar Wads regarding their benefits vs. other comparable wads? I've noticed them on the Spolar web site and also the DownRange website but I personally know no shooters who use them.
     
  2. chipking

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    I got 5000 of them (1oz) as part of a trade and used them up. I loaded them using my Spolar loader and They worked fine but I sure don't see any reason for spending the $20 more per 5k over the already great Downrange wads.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  3. straightshooter1

    straightshooter1 Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    I like them. I started out using the 1 1/8 wads, then, after talking to Carter, I switched to the 1 oz wads for my 1 1/8 loads (the shot cups, he says, are the same size). He thinks they are better and they load perfectly for me.

    They cost me .50 per bag more than CB WAA12s.

    Bob
     
  4. Longhorn

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    DownRange Mfg. makes the wads They are made of super slick, premium plastic. They load well and pattern consistently.......and yes, they are gold. I love them and don't cost much more per unit.
     
  5. shotgunner

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    Is the Spolar wad a direct replacement for the Winchester SL Pink wad ?
     
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    I use them also. The 1 1/8oz wad is a Windjammer style.
    The 1oz is the AA style. On the pattern board they are great
    out of my CG. I feel that because of the patterns I get, the price
    is a very small part of the equation. If they pickup 1 or 2 birds
    in a match, they've more then paid for themselves.
    I load in both AA and STS hulls.

    Mike Cunningham
    Groveland, CA
     
  7. johnjohn91387

    johnjohn91387 TS Member

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    love 'em. lighter in weight than anything else i have used......
     
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    I use both sizes and like them. They are one of the few wads that work in the new AA Red and Grey hulls. They load perfectly. Fred
     
  9. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Let's see ... you shoot 300 birds and it costs you a whole $1.20 more to use the Spolar wads.

    So what do you get for your $1.20?

    Less plastic build up in the barrel

    Less recoil ... remember the weight of the wad is important in figuring recoil

    Perfect fit in AA and STS hulls

    Sounds like a winner to me! (Maybe that is why I have been using them since the 1st came out!)


    Edited to add:

    Spolar wads cost $91 per case of 5000 Claybuster wads are $83.99 from Graf & Son ............ therfore, only $7 difference, not $20!
     
  10. blazer49

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    It's only $88 per 5K direct from Spolar

    http://spolargold.com/spolar_gold_wads.htm
     
  11. dickn52

    dickn52 TS Member

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    That is an older non-updated price. New price is 91.00 per 5000 case. I've gone through 10,000 so far, and they are indeed worth the extra $ (IMHO).
     
  12. nords

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    Have you really looked at the DR WJ and Spolar??? NO diff.
     
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    Difference is plastic used to make them.
     
  14. chipking

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    Straight from Recobs website today. Downrange XL1-Jammer 1oz 79.99 per 5K Downrange WJRPL 1 1/8oz 73.99 per 5K Downrange Spolar 1oz or 1 1/8oz 99.99 per 5k original windjammer 1oz or 1 1/8oz 66.99 per 5k.

    Is the gold color worth between $20 (30%) and $33 (49%) more per 5K. That choice is yours to make. Since I could find NO improvement in the performance or load-ability over the original Windjammers let alone the normal Downrange wads I chose to save the money so I could buy more shot.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  15. plux001

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    I've used the original Windjammers for my 1-1/8 load and found them a real pita to use. They come out of the bag all folded up...a real mess. Tried the dryer trick, which helped a bit. Then tried Spolar Gold. Plastic is super slick and they come out the the bag near perfect. MUCH easier to load. And I gotta tell you...one trip to the pattern board will convince you of the value. Most consistent patterns I have ever seen. Not to mention, virtually no plastic buildup in the barrel. I won't load with anything else.

    But I could be wrong....

    Paul
     
  16. johnjohn91387

    johnjohn91387 TS Member

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    Paul,

    You aren't.

    John
     
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