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spreader loads

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by sasquach, Jul 20, 2012.

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  1. sasquach

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    Has any one played around with spreader loads for sporting clays? What kind of results can you expect with them? It would seem to me that small shot and higher velosity would be the way to go.
     
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    They're great for rabbits and 'close in' shots.

    It lets you open up your pattern without changing choke tubes...
     
  3. Redcobra

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    What's a spreader load?
    Thanks.
     
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    There is a special 'plug' inserted into the to of the shot charge - sits just under the crimp.

    Usually looks like a large, plastic thumb tack - flat disk shaped top with a central pin sticking down into the shot to keep it aligned.

    As it exits the barrel it slows down very quickly (air drag on the disk portion) and causes the shot to push further to the sides in a shortened period of time - thus opening up the pattern very quickly.
     
  5. Limpy100

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    Redcobra; You also have wads that the pedals are weak on the bottom and will fold back. As soon as they clear the barrel,they open wide and do not even get to the trap house.
     
  6. HSLDS

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    Here ya go...
     
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    many types : post wads by remington, dividers in the shot column, flattened shot, etc.
     
  8. Rufus80

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    Ballistic Products offer several spreader wads for reloading. Also Pattern Control used to make a wad called PC Post, it had a post molded into the center of the shot cup.
     
  9. 7815wayne

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    Have worked with spreader loads in vintage double barrel shotguns. My experience is they work well. I have no experience with chock tube guns and results could be different. I buy the spreader posts from polywad and reload my shells. Follow the instructions sent from polywad as to loads. The tighter the choke, the better they spread. Patterns are great! Extra full choke, ie .040 will yeild about light mod. patterns. Full choke will yield about IC patterns. I was amazed. Wayne
     
  10. Doug Brown

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    Shot some in my full choked 21, worked well for skeet.
     
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