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WADS FOR FIELD LOADS

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Kevin Nelson, Oct 27, 2008.

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  1. Kevin Nelson

    Kevin Nelson Member

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    I am looking to reload my own feild loads. What is everybodys favorite reciepes? I shoot mostly sharptails and pheasants and use 1 1/4 loads. What is the difference between remington's RPL WADS AND SPL WADS? What is a good source to purchase wads?

    Thanks
     
  2. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    Claybuster makes a clone of the WAA12F114 wad, one that can be used for many 1 1/4 oz loads. Also the much more expensive Federal 12S4, and Remmy's R12L.

    The Claybuster clone is much less expensive, and gives good performance.

    In my experience, unless your shots are over 50 yards, there is little advantage to the heavier loads.

    A standard Handicap load of 1 1/8 oz at 1250 with Magnum shot will do about anything that needs to be done in the field.
     
  3. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I use the WAA12F114 wad in a Remington hull.

    I use Hodgdon Longshot.

    Some folks report poor patterns with Longshot, but I have taken many a pheasant with this load:

    Remington Hull

    Win 209 primer

    29 grains of Hodgdon Longshot

    WAA12F114 wad

    1-1/4 ounces of 5 shot

    Very loud report!
     
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