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This load was published as a replacement for Winchester Featherlites in the August 2001 issue of Shotgun Sports. I use it with great results and very low recoil.

Winchester 12-ga. 2 3/4" AA hull (old style, I DO NOT use the new 2 piece hulls), Winchester 209 primer, Winchester WAA12L (gray) wad, 14.2 grains Alliant American Select, 26 grams (401 grains) of hard shot.

Shoot well and often,

Mark.
 

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You can reproduce the Featherlites as follows. Note, if you look at the shell boxes you'll find they list the shot load as 26 grams which is a little less than 15/16 ounce.

Winchester AA Hull

26 grams of shot

Win. 209 primer

WAA12SL wad

12 grains of Winchester WAA Lite Powder

Should yield 5,600 PSI and a muzzle velocity of 980 fps

They have similar loads with that powder for 7/8 ounce and 1 ounce of shot with other hull and wad combinations.

Go to the Hodgdon website.
 

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By the way, a guy in our summer trap league used Factory featherlite shells.

Every doggone one of them sounded like a blooper, but they crush targets just like the faster loads do.

He let me use a couple of them, and the recoil is very, very soft. I have a pound of that powder and plan to load up a few just for fun.

I don't think they'll operate a semi-auto though. Pressure is too low.
 
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