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Wad Equivalents

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GrandpasArms, May 23, 2011.

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  1. GrandpasArms

    GrandpasArms Active Member

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    Wads, wads, wads. Does anyone publish an equivalency chart for the myriad of wads on the market? There has to be something more accurate than merely guessing, "a 7/8 wad is a 7/8 wad", for example.

    My present concern is; I've been fairly "standard" with 7/8 loads and the DRXXL (Pink) wads with Win 209 primers and American Select powder. They've been crushing clays. I've read good things about the Alliant Extra-Lite and I'd like to try it. I have a boat load of the DRXXL (Pink)wads. The Alliant formula page online offers recipes for CB 0178-12, CB 4100-12, and CB 1100-12. All suggesting 15.2 to 15.5 grains for 1200 fps. Nothing for the DRXXL (Pink). How much difference would there be if I used the DRXXL (Pink)?

    Larry
     
  2. Ducky

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    Check the reloaders info section for crossover info.
     
  3. wtjohnso

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    The Downrange site provides a reference that the DRXXL Pink wad replaces 'WAA12L, CB0178-12', which is one of the first wads you mentioned.

    Are you using Remington hulls (GC, Nitro, STS)?

    I load ~19.8 gn of Int'l Clays (MEC Bushing 31) with 1 oz. of 7.5 into a GC hull with Rem 209 primer and the Downrange Jammer XL1 wad. The Lyman's book shows a faster speed and higher pressure using the Jammer XL1 vs. what the Hodgdon websites says for Winchester style replacement wad WAA12SL.

    I'm interested in what you find out, I just purchased the 7/8 oz. charge bar and will pick up some of the pink wads next trip to the supply store.
     
  4. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    If the wad fits I use it, if the wad goes throuh the reloading machine smoothly I use it, and if the crimp looks good, then that's the wad for me. HMB
     
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    "If the wad fits I use it, if the wad goes throuh the reloading machine smoothly I use it, and if the crimp looks good, then that's the wad for me."

    Don't I wish that was true. Load up a number of real clean loads (that leave the bare minimum in the barrel (control load)). Then load up a number of DIFFERENT hulls using the same components (test loads). Shoot a test load and look at the residue left in the barrel. Clean it with a "control load" and shoot the next test load. I think you'll find the results interesting seeing the difference in the residue left in the barrel from using different hulls. This is why they make different wads.

    I shoot a lot of Federal paper reloads and it's amazing to compare the barrel residue after 1 reload and 3 or so reloads.
     
  6. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Gee I went 100 straight and my barrel had residue in it. I think I better switch wads, yeah right. HMB
     
  7. GrandpasArms

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    Here's my present all around load

    Winchester AA silver 12 gauge
    American Select powder 18.5 gr
    Win 209 primer
    DRXXL (Pink) wad
    7/8 ounce #7 1/2 Lawrence Magnum Shot
    Formula chart says 7200 psi and 1250fps

    I use the same setting with #9 - works out to a hair under an ounce. I like this load and will probably stay with it. I posted my question because I was interested in the Extra-Lite powder that someone was discussing on this board. . However, after reviewing the specs at Alliantpowder.com, I think I'll stay with what I know. I burned 400 of them this weekend with nary a sore spot. This load seems to work well because one of my squad mates on Saturday told me to take it easy on the clays. Seems I was having a good day and pulverizing most of my targets. Felt good to crush them so well and it was particularly nice that someone noticed and said something.

    Larry
     
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