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Will this 7/8 load work?

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  1. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    --- 7/8 1,310 Rem 209P Green Dot TGT 12 & DRRT12 22 7,100 only published data I could find.
     
  2. Shooting Coach

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    Dear RU

    This is a borderline load. This will work passably well in good weather, but will probably give performance issues in cold weather (mild primer)

    Use at least 20 gr, if you must use Green Dot.
     
  3. 22hornet

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    Green Dot is better suited to 1 oz and up. Try Clays or Clay Dot. The DR-XXL 7/8 (neon pink) wads work well in STS hulls for 7/8 oz loads.
     
  4. ljutic231

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    I use rem case sts or nitro and 7/8-8 with 17/5 of solo 1000 , rem primer and with1 oz down range wad. Works for me
     
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    Use a faster burning powder. Like Red Dot. HMB
     
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    There is a great difference between a shell working and a shell working well. Green Dot is great for heavier loads, but is not designed for lighter loads. HMB gave good advice above.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. birdogs

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    I use 7/8 oz. # 8 shot, 16.5 grs, Green Dot (weighed), STS hull, Gray wads (Claybuster or Winchester)or 1 oz. pink claybuster, Win. 209 primer. It works great!
     
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    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Go with a faster powder. Clays, Red Dot, 700x etc.

    Here is my favorite 7/8 load; 15.9 g 700x, downrange XXL (pink) wad, Fed 209A primer, STS/GC hull, 7/8 Oz #8. Loads great, shoots clean, operates all my gas op autos, very low recoil, smashes targets.
     
  9. Dr.Longshot

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    That pressure is too low for GREEN DOT to work, it will be ERRATIC in speed and pressures, GREEN DOT is for MILD not LITE loads, read ALLIANT stats.


    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot
     
  10. jbmi

    jbmi Well-Known Member

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    I like Clays or ClayDot for my 7/8oz loads.
    8 1/2 shot,17.5 ClayDot, Wolf, Fiocchi 616 Primer, WAA-12L (DownRange or Claybuster) in a Gray AA hull. (color coded for easy identification) This runs about 1200fps and does a nice job at the 16.
     
  11. redhawk44

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    I have used a very similar load myself for the last 2 years in all kinds of weather with exactly 1 off-sounding load and that load broke the target (incomming on station 7 skeet).

    The difference in my load from yours is that I am using the F209A primer and STS hulls. I have used it in cold weather (down to 20°) with no problems either.

    The F209A primer is the ingredient that, in my opinion, makes the difference.
     
  12. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Green Dot is not good for 7/8's load. I've tried it. Use Clays, 700x, or Red Dot.
     
  13. BRGII

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    17.2 grs REX 1, F616/Win209 primer, 12S0 wad, with 7/8 oz shot equals 1240 fps and is deadly first shot of doubles and practice singles. BRGII
     
  14. Quack Shot

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    It would not be my first choice of powder, or even the second or third. Green Dot is a bit too slow for a reliable 7/8 oz load. Adding wad pressure should have little impact on the chamber pressure or reliability of the load. The "Nobel Sport" (note the spelling) Primer is similar to the Winchester. I'd opt for the Federal 209A if I absolutely had to try the load. You would be better served by using a faster powder. Red Dot, Clays, Clay Dot, 700-X, and a host of others would be a better choice.
     
  15. gkinla

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    My 7/8's oz load consists of: Rem STS or Nitro 27 hull, 14.7gr e3, Claybuster gray wad, Federal 209A primer. I agree with the above threads using the Fed 209A. Not much unburned powder in the barrel, very clean burning. This load cycles my 1100...I've let friends use my loads in a 391 with the same results. Your results may vary.

    gkinla
     
  16. ljutic231

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    My earlier post shoulod have read 1 oz claybuster wad not the Down range wad.
     
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