Trapshooters Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 30 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
685 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
i have noticed these seem to be better than factory wads in that the plastic composition is of better quality and very slicky slicky smooth. what is your opinion and who do u think has the best wad composition. thnks for all the feedbacks howard ps im thinking the gold down range fig. 8
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,458 Posts
Downrange - the best I have ever seen in my 55 years of reloading. There was a good wad called uniwad but no longer made
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
306 Posts
I recently tried to Claybuster Pink Winchester replacement wads. I can't tell a difference between them and the factory wads when loading. I now have them mixed with the factory wads, and load them all at the same time.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,167 Posts
I use Remington TGT-12 and Fig-8 wads. I have used DRM wads and they are fine. In fact I now have a bunch of DRMs Fig 8 4-petal wads because I couldn't find any Remingtons. They are equivalent and equal to the factory units.

You do have to be careful, however. For instance, DRM's 12S0 replacement is not an identical copy. Federal's have a 7/8oz shot cup, but DRM's have a 1oz shot cup.

I find the Green Duster wad to be superior to the WAA12SL. Other than that, I'll use factory or DRM.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,599 Posts
No doubt•••••••••DownRange has the superior product in the wad market.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,547 Posts
I'd be using Downrange if they were available locally. Unfortunately if I have to have them shipped in, they'd be comparable in price to what I can get OEM wads for locally.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
685 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
thnks for the remarks now that i know that most like the down range product i am wanting to modify the petals the end result would have exterior dimples like on the white flyer targets. i can then chrno them and see what happens. being a retired tool and die maker with some mold exp. i can do this. who knows i mat go into wad business. thnks and have a great day howard
 

·
Well-Known Member
Joined
·
5,446 Posts
Not knocking Downrange, my experience has been limited to the AA and its clones... using an original AA, Remington Premier, STS and/or Nitro hull...

Starting with the AA (white wad), I then quickly jumped onto the WT12 to save a couple bucks/1000... tried and used the Claybusters, but really like the Blue and Green Dusters...

The Blues and Greens are slick, load easily and leave little wad fouling...

2 Thumbs Up! ^^

Jay
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
649 Posts
A second for the Blue and Green Dusters. Ran out of Green Dusters for my 1 oz. loads, tried Blue dusters instead. Worked just great. Now I will buy just Blue Dusters to cover me for 1 oz. and 1 1/8 oz. loads.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
685 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
jay those were what i used exculisive for many many years recob doesnt come here any more so am going with down range. after getting these i find that the composition is a tad nicer than the other. what do u think of the dimple idea. i shoot a 2 piece mdl. 12 barrell with .774 bore dia. with .040 choke. wads with different composition and design have always intrigued me.thnks for ur input. howard
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,911 Posts
With people going with different wads, it just goes to show you we have our differences.

I guess that is why someone came up with the saying, "Different strokes for different folks"!

Hauxfan!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
941 Posts
For Federal hulls: (12SO and 12S3 wads) - I really like the clones from Claybuster

Remington hulls: 1-1/8 I prefer the OEM Fig-8 wad; 1 oz I like the Downrange (dark green TGT-12 and the neon green DRXL-1).

AA hulls: I like the Duster wads (clear, green, and blue)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,626 Posts
Well, I can honestly say that I have tried the Claybuster,Dusters, and the downrange wads as well. I find no problems with any of them, and I still load with the Win. AA clone wad from Claybuster. If its not broke don't try to fix it. My 2 cents. break em all. Jeff
 
1 - 20 of 30 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top