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Tears & Gloom Agony On Me!!!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Jim Porter, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Jim Porter

    Jim Porter Well-Known Member

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    Remember Hee Haw?? Tears and Gloom?? I've loaded everything one can imagine over a fifty year period...just like many of you I suppose. Year or so back I decided to simplify my "loading" life. I settelled on Clays and found a really good load or two that would do everything I was capable of doing. Used up everything else on the shelf and adjusted my loaders just for Clays. Bought a bunch I thought at the time. Happy as a pig in a puddle!! Life is good!! Well, I just loaded up all the Clays I had left last night and it seems that it will be in short supply for some time. My luck holds every time. I learned to make shot; do a pretty good job of that. Have about 10 tons. Guess I should have learned to make powder instead. Outcome might have been somewhat different though.

    Tears and Gloom, and gony On Me!!
     
  2. 9point3

    9point3 Well-Known Member

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    Actually it was GLOOM DISPARE AND AGONY ON ME (see link) but I feel your pain
     
  3. SlowArrow

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    Sounds like you have to do what all the rest of the Clays loaders have had to do - switch to Clay Dot and save a few bucks on the deal. I just picked up 4 jugs of Clay Dot, supposed to be a direct replacement for Clays.........we'll see.
     
  4. Lou Tenant

    Lou Tenant Active Member

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    Clay Dot
     
  5. Shotgun Ron

    Shotgun Ron Member

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    e3 and you wont ever give Clays another thought
     
  6. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    It's a shotgun guys. And it is only Trap. Any good powder will work. If you want boomers for long yardage HC, then a second slower powder is nice to have.

    I bought 8 cases of Promo and it runs great. If I thought using a "better" powder would raise my average .5 I would spend $150/jug - but powder has no affect.

    Good shot and good wads are the critical factors. And of course a primer that works every time.

    Don Verna
     
  7. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Put your teeth in,..rollover and give your sister a tender kiss,..say your prayers and all will be better in the morning..oh, yeah..just find some RedDot too
     
  8. chuckie68

    chuckie68 Active Member

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    SWITCH from Clays to Titewad!! Titewad is available, clean and you can use the same loading info.

    I'm loading 17.5 grains and 1 ounce of shot in an STS or a Top Gun Hull. Works fine and the recoil is pretty soft. I also use Cheddite or Winchester primers. I haven't tried the Nobel primers yet.

    Chuck
     
  9. Jim Porter

    Jim Porter Well-Known Member

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    Chuck--I am the Tears guy--
    I just got some Titewad and have not loaded any yet. I see the load you listed and you say it does not have too much kick. I want to pick your brain a bit. I have shot 17.3 Clays in Gun Club with a DR XL! lime green wad and 1 1/8 oz shot (yeah I know it's a 10z wad). It stung a little more that I wanted and I backed off to 16gr. BINGO--soft, loads like a new hull and destroys 16 and singles targets. It became my standard. In keeping with this experience I was looking at backing off the Titewad by about a grain or so less than listed.

    Have you tried this?? ANYBODY??
     
  10. Jim101

    Jim101 Active Member

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    Yes, I have shot probably a hundred pounds of titewad. My pet load was 16-16.5 grains in a aa or rem hull CB wads with 1oz of shot. It will work farther back than you might think.



    Jim
     
  11. Jim Porter

    Jim Porter Well-Known Member

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    Jim 101 THANKS I was looking at and thinking about 16 gr. I expect about a 1050 or so load. Will give it a try this weekend. I agree with you, everything breaks stuff farther back than most people think.
     
  12. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Titewad smells great.

    I was at the club yesterday and peeked in the component storage room... Behold! had to be 30+ jugs of various powders. the manager that orders the stuff stays after his suppliers. clays, Clay dot, PB, Promo, 20/28, green dot, red dot... You name it, he had it.
     
  13. kcbullets

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    E3 works great