I have a few questions about Rem Fig-8 wads, as well as their CB counterparts - I've researched a bit, but still haven't found all of the answers. (Feel free to correct any of my assertions, I'm still trying to absorb all of this):
First, I was looking at a load recipe for Fiocchi hulls and RamShot competition using Cheddite primers, and a Rem Fig-8 wad. 1 1/8 loads. [based on the load, and FPS, and also what I could source.] After some research, I now know that the Rem Fig-8 is for tapered hulls, and obviously the Fiocchi's are straight walled. So it's a safe load according to Ramshot's load data, but probably not ideal, and there's that possibility of powder migration.
Tonight, I saw that ClayBusters makes several versions of a Figure 8. One of them, the Red-8 (CB3118-12AR), is designed for straight walled hulls. Looking at the CB Wad chart, it appears they make three different figure 8 versions - one that compares to the Rem Fig-8, one to the Rem Fig-8-Red, and one to the Rem Fig8-White. Looks like both the plain CB Fig 8 and the White are for tapered hulls. I am assuming this was also the case with the Rems?
1. According to the CB chart, the CB3118-12AR is a Figure 8 Red equivalent - What's the difference between a Figure 8 and a Figure 8 red - was it simply that the red was designed for a straight hull?
2. I'll validate this with RamShot and or CB, but would it be safe to swap in a CB Red-8 meant for a straight hull on a Fiocchi load recipe that called for a Rem Fig-8 that is for a tapered hull? Or would this be too much of a risk altering pressure characteristics?
3. On several of the CB wads on their chart, it shows they are comparable to "straight wall" - what does that mean, exactly? Obviously for a straight hull, but not a specific wad interchange?
Here's a table I was looking at for a quick reference:
Claybuster CB6118-12 Fed/Fio 500PK
(to make this more confusing, when I initially looked at a chart on the Ballistic Products site, it listed the CB3118-12-AR as comparable to an 12C1, which made no sense looking at them visually)
thanks much in advance,