culot wrote:goosepit2007 wrote:culot wrote:Hi
Any good 1600fps 7/8 or 1oz loads using Longshot and the B&P wads ? For me living in Sweden
Powder is always a problem , i can probably get STEEL but i have to buy 10 bottles .... And we have
a 5kg (aprox 9,5lb) total limit in sweden
But we are alowed use lead ( always something)
here is a very good load with longshot powder and band p 7/8 oz wad with cheddite 23/4inch hulls but have to use a gas seal though:
When i tested this load i did not use buffer, i think buffer is waist in steel shot loads since the shot will not deform like lead does upon set back. i did not use the over shot card either.
HULL: CHEDDITE 12ga 2.75”
PROPELLANT: HODGDON LONGSHOT 34.0 Grains
WAD: BPGS + CSD078 (12ga)
SHOT: 7/8 oz. Steel shot (382 gr.)
BUFFER 10 gr.
FOLD CRIMP: 6-point, OS12 under the crimp
Result: PSI 11000 FPS 1620
and thanks for the load, from what i remember BPI say Buffer steel add wight and raise pressure, but i rather skip the buffer
and made a 1oz load of it . have you got the right speed in chrono ?
culot wrote:steelshotshooter wrote:I don't shoot any loads with STEEL powder. I'm not into trimming wads to make a load fit like what it is suppose to. I have 7/8 oz. loads that run 2,000 fps. and they do nothing I cannot do with a 7/8 oz. load pushing 1,650 fps....
I have pretty much settled on BPI's CLBC wads because I can load 7/8 oz. and 1 oz. loads, the hulls require no trimming and they work with everything from #3 steel to T steel. I also like this wad because it has a crush section that helps lengthen the pressure curve and does spike, like what the "solid" no flex wads can....
What powder do you use if not STEEL ? I belived STEEL powder was " tha shiit " when i comes to steel ..
me personally, my go-to powders for any steel shot loads are Blue Dot and Herco...
I also load nothing but 2 3/4" in the 12 gauge, with the heaviest load being 1 oz.. The vast majority of my loads though, are 7/8 oz...
I shoot steel loads for just about everything, dove, quail, pheasant, duck, goose, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, crow, etc.. I've been shooting steel for sporting clays, for the past 7 years and have no complaints about it. I am one who really like shooting steel, and properly loaded, it's really hard to beat!
I am one who does not like, nor do I shoot factory loaded steel shot. If I did, I would probably grumble about it, like a lot of other guys do. You just can't beat a good "light" and "fast" steel load. I've shot doves in 95+ degree weather and I've shot geese down to 15 degrees below 0. I can make my steel loads work for me and I'm probably one of the VERY FEW people, if not the only person that prefers steel to lead - as long as I can load my own....
steelshotshooter wrote:I have Longshot loads that I am working on but, I have not yet had the time to pressure test them. The only hull I use though, is the Federal Gold Medal. I have over 100,000 of them and ALL 12 ga. loads I test or shoot, will be with that one specific hull. I don't know if you can get that hull over there or not but, the Fiocchi hulls are very close to a direct replacement when it comes to loads, velocity and pressures....
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