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Windjammer wad identification

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by revbook, Oct 10, 2011.

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  1. revbook

    revbook Member

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    A friend gave me a bag of Windjammer wads and I can't determine what they are. There is a phamplet in the bag that only says "500 12 GA. Windjammer Tournament Wad". The wads have 8 petals and are blue. There is no part number so I really don't know what I have.

    Don
     
  2. locdoc

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    Based on your description I would guess 1 1/8 oz.

    Doug Whiton, P/W dealer/dist
     
  3. Dr.Longshot

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    You got the good ones, 1 1/8th oz, I use a lot of them.

    Gary Bryant
     
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    minnship8 Well-Known Member

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    According to the WJ website, they only manufacture 3 wads, the white 12 1 1/8, the yellow 12 1 oz., and the blue 20 ga 7/8. What's up with that?
     
  5. Stl Flyn

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    Are they light blue? If so, they could be replica Claybuster Windjammer 1 1/8 oz.
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  6. locdoc

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    These could have some age on them as many years ago the original WJ's were blue.

    Doug Whiton, P/W dealer/dist
     
  7. revbook

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    I suspect they are older wads and are definately Windjammer, not Claybuster. I also looked at the website and found only the three wads listed. Windjammers website doesn't offer a recipe to be used with these wads.
     
  8. wayneo

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    You have the original Windjammer Tournament Wads. Very light blue color. Used mostly for 1-1/8 ounce loads. I never tried them for 1 ounce.

    Wayne


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  9. revbook

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    Wayneo.....that's them! Do you load those wads?
     
  10. wayneo

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    I couldn't even guess how many thousands of WTW's I've loaded. I don't use 700X anymore, and only shoot 1 ounce loads except for games. My favorite load for years was:

    AA Hull

    WTW

    1-1/8 ounce hard 8's

    18.5 grains 700X

    Win 209 primer

    1145 fps. 7400 L.U.P.

    WTW's always ran a little lower pressure than most wads. I don't know why. One of the best wads ever designed. I guess thats why they are copied so much.

    Wayne
     
  11. Wayne of PA

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    I’ve been using windjammer wads exclusively for quite sometime. I mostly buy the Downrange version when available. I’m on my second case of the orange version at the moment.

    I mostly reload them in STS’s, Gun Clubs and occasionally AA’s. I don’t think they work quite as well in the newer style AA’s to compared to the older AA’s. I never reload them in Federal hulls and mostly stick with the 12S3 wad.

    The windjammer works very well for handicap loads with a low pressure powder such as Green Dot or International Clays.

    Dale
     
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    They are lower pressure because they are flat on the bottom. AA's are higher, they are concave, so much so you can hide a marble in the up. F8's are in between.

    Got that from the engineer in Alton (winchester) that analyzed my shells.

    hM
     
  13. revbook

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    What would be a good 1 1/8 oz. load using Red Dot in Remington hulls with Cheddite primer? Seems like it would be a good wad to use for handicap with Green Dot also.
     
  14. Herman63

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    I load 19 grains of greendot in old silver AA hull with a downrange windjammer replacement 1 1/8oz of shot. Fiocchi or win primer.

    Herman63
     
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