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Whats your best AA wad (1-1/8)

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bluskyshooter, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. bluskyshooter

    bluskyshooter Active Member

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    Been shooting quite a few Win AA (1-1/8, 8, 1145) for Singles (rebate suckered me in) ... and they preform very well. The empties are starting to pile up - need to reload them. I have tried a few wads .... but just wasnt too impressed with the performance compared to new. Anyone have a wad/recipe they feel shoots as good as the factory load ? Thanks
     
  2. 687_SP_II

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    Blue duster wads.
     
  3. bluskyshooter

    bluskyshooter Active Member

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    687 - tried the blue duster and couldnt make it fit in the hull with 1-1/8 of lead. had to back off to 1-1/16, or so ... just to get good crimps.
     
  4. ljuticsscentennialpro

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    Spolar Gold 1 1/8. The special plastic is very slick and there is almost no plastic build-up in the barrel. Seals quite well in tapered AA or Rem STS/Nitro hulls. Chronos faster than Claybuster or other clones. Available through Spolar.
     
  5. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Claybuster's clone. I've reloaded 100,000's of them in AA hulls. And their cheap.
     
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    acorange Well-Known Member

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    I have come across some bags of the orange Western AA wads [cheap] and they seem to work OK.
    The secret to getting a equivalent AA reload is the use of Super Target powder.
    19gr./1145fps and 20gr. for 1200fps.
    These loads shoot soft and break targets well.
    But this powder can be a PITA with flakes of it getting past the bar on a MEC reloader falling on your reloading bench.
     
  7. Nebs

    Nebs Well-Known Member

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    The AAHS hull has a bit smaller internal volume. You need to use a wad with a bit shorter cushion section in order to provide enough room for the powder and the shot. There are 2 solutions with respect to the wad. One is to use the Down Range DRA wads, which are designed for the AAHS hull. The other solution, if you plan to use 1 1/8 oz. of shot, is to use a wad designed to hold 1 1/4 oz. of shot. Both solutions key on the idea of shortening the cushion section of the wad so it sits down further in the hull. With the other wads, you are likely to get hull "buckling" above the brass.

    One other solution is to use the wads you have but only load 1 oz. of shot in them. Or, you could use a denser powder, which takes up less space.
     
  8. Johnny

    Johnny Well-Known Member

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    bluskyshooter , the Blue Duster is a WW copy. I you can't make that work you have other problems.
     
  9. Nebs

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    AA copies don't necessarily work because WW uses a denser powder in their factory loads not available to general public. Most reloaders use a bulkier powder, such as clays or red dot, hence the space problem. Blue Dusters are better than say the CB 1 1/18 oz. AA clone because they have a bit shorter cushion section. The Blue Duster is not an exact copy of the AA OEM wad.
     
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