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Which wad for 27 yard handicap?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by DBLMTHM, Mar 31, 2009.

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  1. DBLMTHM

    DBLMTHM Member

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    I'm trying to decide which wad to use with the following 27 yard handicap load:
    STS hull, Win 209, 20 gr Greendot, 1 1/8 7 1/2. Looking at Downrange Versalite and Downrange RF8. I'm shooting a 34 inch Ljutic with .035 choke constriction. Your opinions would be welcome. Thank you for any assistance you may offer. David
     
  2. KENENT1

    KENENT1 Active Member

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    I have always used the fig-8 clones.......dosen't really make a differance what brand to me, all I've tried has worked well.


    tony
     
  3. ec90t

    ec90t Guest

    The Versalite wad is the best longrange wad on the market! They do an awesome job way out there. My second choice is a Fig 8 wad either from Remington or Downrange.

    ec90t
     
  4. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    For handicap I would use the Versalite, the very best handicap wad, If using bulky powder I use the Remington SP-12 but they are very expensive. I use them in AA handicap loads with bulky powder.


    Gary Bryant
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  5. curly1946

    curly1946 TS Member

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    17.8 grs. of titewad sts hull rem prim. down range wad,the bright green 1 oz wad smokes them from backfence
     
  6. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    I use the Windjammer wad behind three tablespoons (25 gr) of Unique. LOL

    Works great with an XF choke.
     
  7. ec90t

    ec90t Guest

    'Coach,

    I know a guy that measures Blue Dot about the same way. I think he uses a scoop from a coffee can though (40 grains). Lol.

    ec90t
     
  8. Quack Shot

    Quack Shot Active Member

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    I'd go for the Downrange Red Versalite as a first choice and the Fig 8 or Downrange clone as a close second. Either wad will do fine with the selection of components you have listed.
     
  9. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Since the most successful long-yardage handicap shooters almost all shoot factory loads, the factory wads for whatever hulls you are shooting can't be far wrong.

    Neil
     
  10. tractordoc

    tractordoc TS Member

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    My load is STS hull, Win. primer, 19.5 gr. Green Dot, Downrange wad, 7 1/2 shot. Chrono's at just over 1200 fps. Works great at 27 yds. with a 34 " KX5 and .035 choke.
     
  11. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Neil. You comment should have ended the discussion.
     
  12. bucrub

    bucrub TS Member

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    Does anyone truly believe that the wad is going to make a great deal of difference? I think NOT!
     
  13. Stu Pidash

    Stu Pidash TS Member

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    It aint the wad but the shooter unless of course its the wad then blame them till there all gone.
     
  14. DBLMTHM

    DBLMTHM Member

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    Thanks to all of you for your insights and opinions. I meet the best people shooting trap.

    David
     
  15. omahasportingsupply

    omahasportingsupply TS Member

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    Another vote for Red Versalites.
     
  16. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    What bucrub said.
     
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