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Top Gun Reload

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BD Trapshooter, Feb 12, 2009.

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  1. BD Trapshooter

    BD Trapshooter Member

    May 8, 2008
    I am looking for a 1250 fps load for Federal Top Gun hulls. These would be
    1 1/8 oz. loads with Federal 12S3 wad, Federal primer, and Super Handicap powder. Also, a related question with Super Handicap powder, is the powder drop really the same (20.9 vs 21.0) for Federal and Winchester primers with Figure 8 wads and AA hulls for a 1255 fps load?


  2. Michael Jobe

    Michael Jobe TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Super Handicap is very dense and won't take up much space. With Gold Medals you're supposed to use the 12SO wad with that powder. I assume the same would apply to the cheapo Top Guns (amazes me anyone fools around reloading those things) and you won't be able to get a good crimp with the 12S3.

    If you doubt Hodgdon'd reload data, call them, don't ask us.

  3. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I load Top Guns (and Estates)....

    I use a dense powder..700X

    20.0 grs. using Federal 12S3 wad and 209A primer.

    Published speed is 1250 fps.

    I get a great crimp and am using a Hornady 366 loader.

    But do as Michael stated....check the published data provided by the powder manufacturer.

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