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Just tried a new load. Best patterns I have ever seen, 40 yards and not enough room for a target to sneak through. 1 1/8 no. 7 1/2, AA gray hull, win primer, 21.5 gr of green dot and DRXL 1 1/8(blue). They shot awesome. #3 choke in KX-5, I believe it is IM. Try them and you will not be dissappointed. Good luck, Al Baker.
 

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Sorry, I patterned them on paper from 40 yards. I am shooting them tomorrow from 25 yards. We usually shoot one from the 27. I will let you know tomorrow. Al Baker
 

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Not trying to hi-jack your thread or load but remember it will NOT function exactly the same thru all guns and choke brands/sizes. It is a good load to try though no matter what your set-up is. I'm gonna give it a shot and i'm no where near the 25 or 27 yd mark.---Matt
 

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I didn't think of that. I am excited. I had a good cap load but got bored and played around a bit. I hope this is as good on clays as it is on paper. I hope it is good for you also, Al Baker
 

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The Kreighoff #3 IM choke is certainly part of the key. This is the choke I shoot in my K80 Trap Special. Mine mikes at .028 constriction. Obliterating patterns for my 16's/27 Hdcp/ and 2nd shot Dbls. One of the finest factory chokes I have ever seen. Jerry
 

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These days I'm kinda of the opinion that any powder, hull, and appropriate one-piece plastic wad, at the same speed with that quality of 7 1/2 shot thru a #3 choke in KX-5, will shoot about the same.

I hope you shot more than one pattern before you reached your conclusion.

I no longer believe in magic wads and powders.
 

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Mrskeet410, Thank you for that statement. I'd be the first one to say I'm not a great shooter. I have seen many people play around with all kinds of loads and more power to them but to me (personal opinion) When your on---your on.
 

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I shot them at live birds today and hit 45/50. You guys have a point, when I hit them they disintegrated. I was not professing having found a magic load. I merely wanted to share the info. We are all trying to do the same thing. Break birds and promote our sport. I was just trying to do my part. Good shooting everyone. Al Baker
 

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for handicaps I load a remington sts hull, remington primer, 1 1/8 oz of 8, 21 grains of winchester super target (wst) and a remington figure 8 wad and I shoot a light full choke at 24 yds in my xt with 32 inch barrels.
 

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The load sounds a little stout for my preferences. I use a similar load with a different wad and a grain or so less powder. They chronograph at around 1240 fps, so that's fast enough for my needs. I tried a load that was similar to the one you described and the velocity was more than I thought was needed. At 21.5 grains, the load develops well over 10,000 PSI, according to the data on Alliant's site, which is above what I would consider for a target load. To each their own.
 
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