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Wads for Cheddites?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Redcobra, May 17, 2013.

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  1. Redcobra

    Redcobra Active Member

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    Just acquired some primed Cheddite hulls.
    I normally reload rems and AAHS hulls.
    What wad for cheddites?
    CB2100-12 or CB6100-12?
    I plan to use either Clays or Green Dot.
    Thanks
     
  2. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    This is a straight walled hull, similar to Fed Gold Medals. You will need to use something similar to the federal wad or one designed for straight walled hulls. I have heard others use the Winchester or clone style wad, but you may not get the correct seal and get funny sounding shells.

    Bryan
     
  3. BunkerGuy

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    Alliant powder lists the 12SO for Cheddite cases to load 1 oz.

    I use the Downrange XXL Orange 12S0 equivalence wad in a Fiocchi case for 24 gram (7/8) with excellent results(using the Alliant recipe for same). One especially nice feature of the XXL wad is the anti-powder migration rings, one of the few US wads that use them. The wad was made by Downrange for straight-wall cases and has a 0.717 overpowder cup diameter (http://www.downrangemfg.com). As Calkidd says, using wads with smaller OP cup diameters can allow powder migration-caused pookies.

    Alliant also lists several wads for 1 1/8 oz loads . . .

    An alternative is to buy the Ballistic Products reloading manual along with some Gulandi or B&P ($$$) wads.

    - - Bill
     
  4. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    Pookies......Hahaha....I like that one.

    Bryan
     
  5. Trap2

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    Bryan.... I reload Estates and Federal Top Guns, which are both straight walled hulls, with the Downrange XL blue 11/8oz. wad. While the XL is a tapered wad, the deeper powder cup allows for expansion of the base of the wad to seal just fine. I shoot them through a Seitz back bored barrel that mic's .740". I spoke with Kevin, at Downrange about this combination and he told me it is a perfect combination, as is the Downrange Versalite.... Just my experience... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  6. lesharris2305

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    I have used the CB6100 wads, Claydot powder, cheddite primers and 1 oz. of shot. No chrono but loads shot well and broke clays.
    Les.
     
  7. trw

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    RC,

    Either of the wads you list will work just fine. I've loaded thousands of the Cheditte hulls w/both. Never an issue; same may be said for the DR XXL wad. Another wad that I like [for 24gram/7/8oz loads] is the VP05 that Ballistic products sells.

    FWIW, I use MEC loaders & because most of the Cheditte hulls I'm reloading are from once fired Clever Mirage ammo & have 6 pointed crimps, I have to set the crimp finish cam down some to get the hull's end perfectly rounded. Its less an issue to none at all w/8 pointed crimps, but the Cheditte hulls that I have seen w/8pt. crimps seem to always have the thinner and thus less durable plastic in their walls or tubes. I usually load the Clever Mirage hulls twice & discard on the second reload. 8pt Chedittes, I reload once & discard them afterwards as they seldom go two reloads and its not worth the hassle dismantling them when the mouth splits or the tube buckles trying to get a second reload out of them.

    Best, tw
     
  8. Big Al 29

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    straight walled for all cheddite hulls. Kemen, Rio, Wolf, etc... use the knock off Federal wads from DR or Claybuster and you should be good to go.

    Use a euro primer too. Americans will be too small.

    Watch the crimp too. some are 8 some are 6.
     
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