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Wad question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by esoxhunter, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    I just purchased come Downrange Pattern Control wads. They have a "post" in the middle of the wad cup. The wad itself is much shorter than my normal wads and therefore when loading the shot is well above the rim of the wad. I bought them to see if they will enlarge my pattern for skeet and sporting clays. I have an old Model 50 trap gun with a full choke. I am hoping these wads will open up the pattern; as I don't want to install choke tubes in this gun. Any input as to how these work? Thanks. Ed
     
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    Trap2 Well-Known Member

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    Ed...... They will work just as you want them to. These are often referred to as "spreader" wads, and the post in the center of the cup help spread the shot out faster. They really are quite effective.........Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
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    Quack Shot Active Member

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    I had mixed results with these over the years. Remington used to load them in factory shells a long time ago. They worked alright in a few guns, but I had dismal results in others. You could expect to see the pattern open up about one choke designation, but you should pattern them and see what you get before loading too many. They did work fine in one tight modified tube when I used them for Skeet.
     
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