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Curious to know what type of 16 yard loads you all are using. I'm thinking of a load that will accomplish 1150 fps at less than 9000 PSI. Any thoughts would be helpful.
 

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STS/Nitro hulls~~19gr Green Dot~~W209 Primer~~Down Range Fig8 wad~~1 1/8oz #8's


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I have one question...

Why did you set a 9000 PSI pressure limit on the load?

If you're shooting a very old gun that may have seen more than its share of over-pressure loads, I understand completely,

If you're looking for a low-recoil load and think that "lower pressure" = "lower recoil", you're barking up the wrong tree.

Chamber pressure is not what determines felt recoil. Felt recoil is a function of how much weight you're trying to move and how fast you're trying to move it. That is, all 1 oz. loads moving at a true 1150 FPS will give the same felt recoil regardless of the chamber pressure they produce. Same with 7/8 oz and same with 1 1/8 oz.

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This will give you 1 ounce of shot at about 1150 fps.

Great load.

Remington Hulls<br>
17 grains(+/-0.2) of Hodgdon Clays<br>
Downrange XL-1 neon green wad<br>
Winchester 209 primer<br>
1 ounce of 8-1/2 shot

Like Unknown 1 said, worry not about pressure, but keep it above 8000 psi to assure complete combustion of the powder.
 

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Clay, I agree with Unknown1, but I like the following from the 16.

1 oz of #8s, Federal Gold Medal, Fed 209A Primer, ClayBuster CB 6100 @ 1200 ft/sec. with pressure about 6100 psi.

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1 1/8 oz. of #8, Fed. Gold Medals, Fed 209A, Claybuster CB 6118 @ 1145 ft/sec. with pressure about 7100 psi.

Good Gun Fit is a help also.
 

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I like to keep my pressures above 9500 PSI with 1 oz. loads for consistent burns. Light loads generally produce lower pressures than heavier ones; depending on your powder, if you start with only moderate pressure you run the risk of getting erratic (incomplete) powder combustion and that makes the performance of the shot load inconsistent as well.

I like<UL><LI>Gun Club hulls<LI>either a CCI 209 or a Federal 209A primer<LI>a WAA12SL (or DR XL-1, same thing) wad<LI>16.5 grn of Claydot<LI>1 oz of shot</UL>They both produce over 10,000 PSI and test at right around 1190 FPS. The data is in the Hodgdon on-line data center.

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I been using this load and it smokes 16 yd targets with no bloopers. 16.3 grns. red dot .winchester white wad or claybuster clone. AA hull Fed 209a primer.1 1/8 8's or 7.5's.

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1 OZ #81/2 magnum shot , Cheddite,Win 209 primers, 17.2 claydot, DRTGT12 , in any Rem hulls.

Will do the job---Phil Berkowitz
 

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Remington hull--1 oz 8's--Win. 209 primer-- Rem. TGT 12--17.6 gr Clays = 1180 fps @ 7900 psi.

Remington hull--1 1/8 oz 8's--Win. 209 primer--Rem. fig 8 wad--17.5 gr Clays = 1145 fps @ 9700 psi.

Either one will smash targets in any kind of weather condition from the 16 yard. line.

I prefer the 1 oz load but use both depending on what the Ouiji board says. lol

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Bill--Try the shake-up Magic 8 Ball. I tend to get more consistent answers from it {:0)

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9000 PSI was stated cause I've always been told you want to keep your load between 9,000 and 10,000 PSI. ( I don't know any better) I've only been shooting trap for three years and I've been reloading the same amount of time. But I've recieved my infomation from a couple guys who have been reloading/shooting for several years. I figured they've been at longer than myself so they "must be right". Thanks for all the comments, I'm proud to be a member of this site, I find it extremely informative. Thanks for all your help.
 
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