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winchester 540

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Adam54, Jul 21, 2012.

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  1. Adam54

    Adam54 Member

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    I recently acquired some Winchester 540 powder is there any loads with this powder suitable for 1200 fps with 11/8 oz of shot? Thanks a bunch
     
  2. mag410

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    Winchester 540, and its twin Hodgdon HS6, are slow burning powders suitable for heavy (1 1/4 & 1 3/8 oz) 12 gauge loads, and is a favorite with 28 gauge shooters. You may run across some very fast 1 1/8oz loads, but you will not find any 1200 fps 1 1/8 loads.

    Michael
     
  3. Adam54

    Adam54 Member

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    I see thanks a bunch I may give it to my skeet shooting friends then.
     
  4. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Trade it for some 12 guage powder. HMB
     
  5. Big Az Al

    Big Az Al Well-Known Member

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    yes trade it for some target powder, How many pounds to you have? what do you normally load?

    Al
     
  6. Adam54

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    I normally load international clays or 700x so Yah I may trade it for something like it
     
  7. vmeter

    vmeter TS Member

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    I used it for a premium 20 ga 1oz load before they stopped making it. Wasnt a very clean burner, but it killed alot of birds.
    Vmeter
     
  8. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    Game shooters love it. For long range porch loads it works well.

    Ajax
     
  9. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Used to make some nice fast duck loads with it. Damn mallards looked like they were faling down a well. DRT.

    HM
     
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