The Alliant Powder reloading page shows 4 loads that meet your needs using Remington hulls and 5 loads using Winchester AA hulls. All of these are using
Alliant's Extra Lite powder and all have very reasonable pressure readings.
I've played with a bunch of 7/8 recipes and had only moderate success in the 1150 region. I seem to be able to get much more consistent burns in the 1175-1200 range. Many people prefer even faster with 7/8 ounce. I started with Red Dot, but it's even filthier than ususal with light loads. I moved to E3 and play to stay there, but the Extra Lite should be great....I just don't see a need for it.
I use clays/clay dot powder , 31 MEC bushing (17.1-17.4gr) , claybuster 7/8 winchester grey clone , and winchester/chedite primer , in a STS , NITRO 27 or a gun club hull . I use 7 1/2 , 8 1/2 , and 9 shot , using these in trap upto 24 yds (practice) , skeet and sporting clays (short yds) . I load about 10,000 per year , a fantastic load , reccomend it highly . Phil Burton #9502565
Pillman,,,I noticed you using 9 shot.I bought some thinking of trying it,was told it is too light,like throwing sand at the birds.Just wondering in warmer weather and 1 oz. loads if you think that 9 shot would be ok at the 16-20 yd. range?Any others have any comments on 9 shot,I'd like to hear.Sorry,don't mean to Hyjack thread.
Just for fun, I shot 75 targets this weekend with Olympic skeet loads with 9 shot. My barrel choke is a very tight full (42 thousandths) and those Olympic loads are 1350 fps, and they incinerate targets.
72 out of 75, if I recall.
If your shooting style is to let the target get way out there, 8's or 8-1/2's might be better.
timb99 Thanks,it's just when I was buying shot,to get a discount had to buy 10bags,in filling out the order,I just happened to pick up 2 bags of 9 shot.I usually use 71/2 or 8's,but being new to sport I figured why not try 81/2 and 9's just to see what happens.Thanks for reply,oh,being new,my handicap is 20yd line,but I figure this summer I might use the 9 on 16yd shoots.
I love E3 with the Downrange hot pink wad, AAs. A MEC #29 bushing chronos @ 1220fps for me. Super light recoil, I can shoot them all day. Very clean, almost no residue. Great load for ladies and youth. I'm going to try a #28 and make sure the velocities remain consistant. My 1oz. load is right about 1205fps, I'm tyring to replicate that velocity for practice with 7/8oz.
Use the following: Rem STS case/Rem 209 primer or Win AA case/Win 209 primer.
16.2 to 16.4 grains of Clays powder(this amount is important to meet velocity requirements) Win AA Gray wad. 7/8 of shot. I like 8 1/2 for the ability to fill the pattern & still have some downrange energy. I have shot literally 1000's of this load. I have patterned in many guns & chrono'd it. It does about 1160 or a bit more depending on the bore. Don't try to change anything. I have tried & this works best. Buy the wads/powder/primers. You won't be sorry. And this is the lowest recoiling 7/8 oz 12 ga I have found. And I have had NO problems with poor burn,bad loads,etc. My bores are super clean after shooting this load. It is below most powder amount recommendations but I challenge the following:try 16.3 & then 17.3 to 17.5 & see what you think.
For 7/8 oz loads I have been using Fed Paper hulls, 17.4 gr/Claydot, SO Wads, Chedite Primers. Great trap load and works well for skeet.
I also have been loading Win AA hulls with 16 grs of Claydot, gray 7/8 oz wad, Chedite primers. Great 16 yd and skeet load, very little recoil in my 32" XT.
Both these loads are about 1200 FPS.