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Trap /Skeet loads

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by slkslk, Mar 5, 2013.

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  1. slkslk

    slkslk TS Member

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    What do you think is the best shot loads for 12 ga? 1oz. or 1 1/8oz. Is there much of a difference. I see that Ponsness Warren offers a bushing for 1 1/16, but I have not seen any formulas for that weight.

    Thanks
    Steve
     
  2. slkslk

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    That is what I am trying to decide. I have #5PW which is 1oz. Previous to this PW machine I used a MEC with 1 1/8oz shot bushing and #33 powder bushing. I am loading reddot powder with WAA12CB wads in Win.AA hulls. To get close to what I am use to loading I would have to go to the #6 PW shot bushing,and a L or M powder bushing. If 1oz loads are good I could save money on the less ammount of shot in the shells, but don't want to sacrifice having fun hitting the targets
     
  3. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    If you're talking practice, why not drop to 7/8... really put yourself to the test... if you're on the birds, they break just fine...

    Jay
     
  4. 1perazzi

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    Slk. I shoot a 7/8 oz. Load with American Select 19.3 gram and love it. Mind you we shoot steel 7 or 8s and I like them more then factory steel loads at 1oz. That kick like a mule.
     
  5. WesleyB

    WesleyB Well-Known Member

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    there is an adaptor for the PW so you can use the mec powder bushings..
    I use the 5.5 shot bushing for 1 1/8 oz load its a little under weight but the crimp looks much better.

    My 2 cents worth
     
  6. bossbasl

    bossbasl Well-Known Member

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    I've used the PW 5.5 bushing for over 25 years with much success. Currently the 1 1/16 oz. is the heaviest shot charge I own. Loaded with 7.5 hard shot the reloads will break targets with authority even when shooting "wood pile" games at the 35 yd. line.
     
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    you can always bore your bushings to do whatever you feel necessary.
     
  8. Thevalueman

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    I'm loading Clays...which aparently is a lesser amount of powder than typical...I think. Anyway, I tried the 5.5, and my crimps were inverted. I've since gone to the #6, and they are looking fine....howwver I throwing 1 1/16oz
    :)Rocky
     
  9. Thevalueman

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    I'm loading Clays...which aparently is a lesser amount of powder than typical...I think. Anyway, I tried the 5.5, and my crimps were inverted. I've since gone to the #6, and they are looking fine....howwver I throwing 1 1/16oz
    :)Rocky
     
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