kenner wrote:I thought the Fed PBW/Top Gun had less volume than Chris's Cheddite HG load...??? You don't think there'd be a pressure issue?
Chris beat me to some of the info
There is less volume, so 32 or maybe 33, not sure. Paper Base Wads run lower pressures as a rule and the Sam wads run low pressure also. So that would be the combo I'd try.
Brads 1oz load
2 3/4 Federal Paper base hull - once fired
38gn steel powder
1oz (438gn) Steel shot (I used #3 shot for testing)
Fed 209A primer
RSI Sam1 Wad 2 3/4
1-1595fps - 10990psi
2-1619fps - 11100psi
3-1623fps - 11570psi
4-1612fps - 10870psi
5-1607fps - 11110psi
If you drop 5-6 grains of powder, you should be able to fit an extra 1/8th of shot in.
I might load it up for fun later tonight if I get time.
Actually, looking back through my book, I've shot same components using
34 grains and 470 grains of shot. I remember it just fit. so, I think 32 and 492 would work, depending on shot size, bigger will use more volume.
Do you have a chrono to check your loads?
"The old school hunters shoot what they shoot and kill as many as they always have, the newbies have their 3.5."