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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Franktri, Aug 12, 2011.

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  1. Franktri

    Franktri Member

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    I have been reloading with a MEC reloader and using Claybuster CB 1114-12 wads to go with my other reloading components. My question is this: I've been told that Windjammer wads contain a different material that does not foul up the chokes as much. Can anyone lend any credence to this?
     
  2. grntitan

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    I have had much better luck with DownRange wads as opposed to ClayBuster wads as far as plastic fouling goes. They also seem to run thru my loader much better.
     
  3. Ahab

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    Clay Buster wads are OK ... Downrange are better ... Spolar wads are the best!

    http://www.trapshooters.com/noframes/cfpages/thread.cfm?threadid=260905
     
  4. grntitan

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    DownRange makes the Spolar wads.
     
  5. JJJ

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    I use Downrange wads & they are excellent. Another advantage,when you have a problem,you can get right through to Kevin a very knowledgeable shooter-person.
    Joe Jordan
     
  6. prairieviper

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    To answer your question, I've never heard that about the Windjammer type wads being made of different material and doubt that it's true. I've shot both Claybuster and Downrange wads and prefer Claybusters. I've never had any problems with significant plastic fouling from either brand.
     
  7. Dr.Longshot

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    I am with Prarie Viper on this one, and Down Range makes the Spolar Wad but they cost .50 cents more per bag, you pay for the name like you pay more for the loader.


    GB
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  8. BDodd

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    I prefer DownRange as number 1 but never turn down a Clay Buster when it's the only choice. I well remember it was CB that kept the price of wads at a decent level way back when. Zero problems with either but the DR will go through the loader smoother.....breakemall
     
  9. Border Bandit

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    Even though Downrange makes the Windjammer style for Spolar, it's not the same wad as their Orange 1 1/8oz Windjammer. I'm well into my second case of Kevin's orange Windjammer....the first & last. First off, there's no less plastic build-up with this wad vs their Fig-8 Rpl, perhaps, more. My other complaint is the fluorescent orange/red color. If you end up with one of %#$*&'ed things landing on the traphouse roof, imitating the rollers on a cop car, you'll understand my complaint. My next case will Dixsie's Gold WJ's.

    best.....mike
     
  10. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    Duster and Downrange wads leave little residue in the barrel/choke. I give the edge to Duster for consistence and smoothness in going through the loader.
     
  11. Shooting Coach

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    I have long used Claybuster wads, and do not have the wad fouling so many gripe about, even though I have had and still have a variety of shotguns.
     
  12. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    I've been usong Claybusters sinc 1992 or close to that and really have not had any problems. Bulge.
     
  13. Ross

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    Have actually had better performance (consistency wise)from C.B.s than D.R.s. And as per prarieviper-- shooting coach & barrelbulge have NOT experienced any excessive wad fouling with either one. Have used many cases of C.B.s since first trying them in about 1994. Still using them. Also use OEM & have NO problems. Just my experience. Ross Puls
     
  14. Bruce Em

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    Maybe hot loads melt plastic better?

    I have no troubles with CBs
     
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