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TGT-12 for 7/8 oz?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 635 G, Apr 5, 2009.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2008
    In the Alliant & Hodgdon manuals , data for using Clays/Clay dot with TGT-12 for 7/8 oz loads are listed. Has anyone out there used TGT-12's for 7/8 oz loads. I've got 3 MEC presses & want to set one up for 7/8 oz. Any problems with crimps & petals folding ?

    Phil Berkowitz
  2. chipking

    chipking TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    TGT 12s work well for 7/8oz. With the MEC I just adjusted the wad ram up so that the wad just touched the powder causing a very very slight deflection of the pointer. This gave good (with a very slight dish)crimps in STS and gun club hulls.

    --- Chip King ---
  3. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Phil:Although I reload on a Hornady 366; I have loaded 7/8 oz. loads using TGT 12 and it's Downrange clone. (DRRT12). I use Promo or Red Dot powder, (17 grains) but see no reason why a person can't use a variety of powders as long as you don't load on the "high end". The only adjustment I made was on my starter crimp and my final crimp. If I didn't adjust; I found the crimp to "dish" . Load up a couple of boxes, experiment with the crimp settings and enjoy. My recipe is 17 grains of Promo, (or Red Dot), STS or Gun Club hull, Fiocchi primer, 7/8 oz #8 with a DRRT12 wad. Works great. Ed
  4. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

    Dec 9, 2006
    I have my wad quide set so it just ever so slightly moves at bottom of wad stroke. I loaded 7/8oz in Remington TGT12S wads all last year to conserve lead.
    With a ever so slight adjustment to the crimp die and final crimp cam they came out perfect. 650 loader
    rem hull, CCI209 primer, tgt12 wad, 17.3 grains clays powder. 7/8oz 7.5 shot 1250fps. I won My class in club league with these loads.

    A member asked me how much do you really save?
    at lease 100 more shells loaded compared to 1 1/8

    For me @ 16 yards 7/8 with a full choke My average was the same as if I was shooting 1 1/8. How ever breaks are at times weak. and I know many I missed where do to not being ON the target. When I am focused and shooting well the targets crush just the same.
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