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Wad suggestion for a pheasant load

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bozkm, Sep 29, 2010.

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  1. bozkm

    bozkm TS Member

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    Hello,
    Narrowed down my pheasant load to 1 1/4 oz, STS Hull, Rem primer, using Longshot powder..I noticed a good load using R12L wads, 28.5 grains for 1330 FPS and 9900 PSI...but I saw a few posts online where people didn't like the R12L wads with longshot powder..so does anyone have an opinion on a better wad for this load?
     
  2. SeldomShoots

    SeldomShoots Active Member

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    I would think the red winchester wad, a remington RP12 or SP12 wad would work as good or better than anything else that is available.

    John E.
     
  3. Force Break

    Force Break TS Member

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    Here is a possible answer. Early season ditch parrots get my handicap trap load with 7 1/2's and a little later copper 5's. A good handicap 27yd load is deadly on dp's. Shoot what you are already loading with good hard shot.
     
  4. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Use the Remington SP-12 wad


    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot
     
  5. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Yes to the WW Red Wad. We use it in a AA case with 1 3/8 oz ahot in a max 4 dram load. In 4's and 6's, it's akiller shell equivalent to the $25/box Remington Nitro Magnums.

    WW
     
  6. Buster 25

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    A number of year back I went Pheasant hunting with my Brother near Blue Earth, in Southern Minn.
    I picked up a box of Federal 1 1/8 oz, #7 1/2 shot from the local sporting good shop.
    I had brought along my VALMET 412-ST...
    Bottom line, In less then an hour into the hunt I had my limit.
    With in two hours the rest of the party had their limit as well.
    Now I must confess I had been on the 27 yard line for about 3 yr. at the time.
    My Brother and friends loaded up on Federal 7 1/2's thinking this was the solution too all their Bird hunting problems...lol
     
  7. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    I use 1 1/4 oz hard 6's in front of Longshot powder in the last of my Uniwads.
    Damn, I wish they still made that wad!

    Big Jack
     
  8. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I second the #4 shot on Pheasants
     
  9. oskerspap12

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    5's.....................copper!
     
  10. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Copper is a waste of money. Get good, hard magnum shot.

    bozkm - I use a similar configuration with the Winchester WAA12F114 wad.
     
  11. Ljutic111

    Ljutic111 TS Member

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    I have about 860 Rem 1 1/4 live bird sp wads for sale . Mixed long cut and short cut petals for $10 plus shipping from NJ . PM if your interested .
     
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