I know this has been discussed here before but I can't seem to find the thread so I am starting this one. Does anyone have an accurate receipe for the Winchester Super Handicap. My gun loves them but my wallet doesn't!!
Win. 209 primer WAA12 wad 18.4 gr.of Titegroup powder 11,400 PSI 1255 fps 1 1/8 oz. premium magnum shot. This is from the Hodgdon web site. Make sure you weigh the Titegroup powder drop as it is very dense powder compared to others. Bill Malcolm
Also try Bill's above mentioned recipe with the fig 8 one ounce wad in the cheap Federal top gun hulls. I load these once and trash them as the primer won't seat after one reload. Low pressure and very little felt recoil. Very fast good handicap shell from the back fence.
I,m with Doc Longshot. If you can stand to shoot many of those loads at 11,400 psi you won't shoot them long. believe me if you evre try the 800x loads you will not shoot the loads you are describing at over 11,000 psi. Tim
The theory that the exact same payload, at the exact same muzzle velocity, equals exactly the same felt recoil, is only partially true. It's based loosely on Newton's Law that we were taught in High School science class. The burning rate of powder, and the pressure curve they create, will effect felt recoil. The powder with a longer smoother pressure curve will feel less abrupt and produce less peak pressure to produce the same velocity. If pressure alone created velocity all 1255 FPS loads would have the same pressure, and they don't. The smokeless powders we use today have the same chemical composition and the burning rates are controlled by the coatings applied to them. Some companies identify powder by using colored flakes, or size and shape of extruded and ball powders, but the coatings are what is controlling the burn rate. It's just like eating chocolate covered ants where the coating is everything!!!