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Super Handicap..Use scales!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Setterman, Jun 1, 2009.

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  1. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    I use a Universal Charge bar. I've just finished an 8# jug of Winchester Super Handicap last night. The bar was dropping 20.8 grains of powder. Opened a new jug tonight, and started weighing loads at the previous setting.
    The new jug dropped 22.5 grains at that setting which is 1.6 grains over the listed max load with a Win Hull, wad, and primer. Superhandicap is a very dense, fine powder so it can be difficult to meter perfectly. I calibrated the scales 3 times just to check it. Always weigh your loads, especially when opening a new jug of powder.
     
  2. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    Good advice for any kind of powder. How do you like this powder? I have been shooting WST (formally 452) for years and really like it. Is this a better powder your using?
     
  3. little gambler

    little gambler Active Member

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    I found that if you follow directions on how to load super handicap the crimps seem to be terrible at best......dished in so bad that shot just pours out of them, I changed to a 1 oz wad and found the crimp to be 1000X better. I have not had time to pattern them with as shot is above the petals in the wad. They shoot ok from the 27 however I have never been much of a threat from the back fence anyway. If you don't mind having 2 oz of shot in your pocket after loading them by the book then the powder is excellent............. l.g.
     
  4. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    I've never had a crimp problem with the 1 1/8oz loads. I like the powder.
     
  5. claycruncher

    claycruncher TS Member

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    I haven't had any crimp problems either. I used the Downrange clone for the WAA12 1 1/8 oz wad (white). Perfect reloads and shoot great.
     
  6. RobertT

    RobertT Well-Known Member

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    Powder weight can change from lot to lot as well as due to atmosphereic conditions. As with any powder, the right component combination will result in a perfectly acceptable reload.

    Robert
     
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