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WTB 12 C1 Wads...

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by rpg1339, Oct 21, 2006.

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  1. rpg1339

    rpg1339 TS Member

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    I still reload lots of Federal paper, have tried the 'replacement wad' recommended (Red 8), but it a little too high for 1 1/8 oz. loads. Would be interesed in purchasing any 12C1 wads, they are hard to find since Federal quit mfg. them. Let me know.

    Bob G.
     
  2. baflstang

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    I was talking to the Alliant Powder rep at the North Carolina State shoot this year and he suggested using the 12C3 wad in the Federal Paper Champion hull. I have quite a few but I have not tried this wad. I use the replacements with good results.
    Bill
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Face it, you are not going to find any C1 wads unless you are very lucky. the last ones I heard about were in Toronto someplace last winter.

    I would as stated here use the 12S3. Genuine Federal. I think the factory loads use it now. 12C1 just got too expensive to make.

    HM
     
  4. Jawhawker

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    I have maybe 4 or 5 bags of 12C1's if that well help you any.
     
  5. HKJ

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    rpg1339....

    you have mail, I have 11 unopened bags of 250 to sell.

    Kent
     
  6. mastergunner

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    Why are you using a Red 8.

    I would recommend that you use a 12S3 that is what Federal use to list as a replacement wad for papers besides the 12C1.

    Good luck on finding 12C1s since you are probably aware of they don't make them anymore.
     
  7. Big Tom

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    Actually the 12S3 is about the same height as the Red 8 and its a tight fit for 1 1/8 oz, so I don't know how Federal crams it all in there. But most reloading manuals list the good old WAA12 as a suitable wad for papers with 1 1/8 oz, and I have found that they work quite well. I know those wads are for tapered hulls and all that, but they have a deep enough gas cup that they seem to seal quite well in the papers.

    Tom
     
  8. superxjeff

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    I have used thousands of red 8's and have no trouble. I save the last 5000 12c's I have for game shooting with 22.5 grains of green dot. Jeff
     
  9. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    If the S3 wads are too long for your application try the S4's. They work great!!
     
  10. Ed Y

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    I bought 30,000 12C1s just before they disappeared from the market. I think that I'll leave whatever I don't use up, to my grandson, in my will.

    Ed Yanchok
     
  11. Big Tom

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    Sell them for $30 a bag on ebay.

    Tom
     
  12. gcbluerock

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    I have 12 cases of 12C1 wads for sale $120 each e-mail me at XXXgcbluerock@cox.netXXX without the XXX's
     
  13. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    OK, we've got it.
     
  14. School Teacher

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    Try loading 18.5 grains of 700X with the ClayBuster Red 8 wad and 1 1/8 oz of shot. 700X is very dense and takes up less space in the hull than most other powders. Works great.
     
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  17. foghorn220

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    Nice to still see Big Tom's name still in the old threads
    Foggy
     
  18. ec90t

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    Foggy, I hadn't noticed until now. Good call!

    ec90t
     
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