First off; the Reloading Specalties guys have their head up their ass !! :pissed:
They call for SAM1 wads...with 1 or two felt spacers , under & over the shot.
The Sam1 wad holds 663grs of #5 HS. 556grs c/o 1 felt. so 547grs needs two felt, not just one like the manual states, for a correct crimp!
ALL LOADS had a sunken crimp, which needed candle wax to fix. Even the Win 1 1/8oz load with a felt under & over the HS shot , "SANK"! :pissed:
My #5 test loads Mod choke, 50yds at rifle range , with 10mph wind .
Hull wad Grs 13" x 30" Pattern c/o 3 shot ave.
WinAA sonic 28 1 felt 492 22 x 70 52%
G medal sam 1 2 felt 547 31 x 105 68%
G medal sonic 28 1 felt 547 40 x 103 72%
G medal sam 1 1 felt 570 24 x 83 52%
I wanted tighter patterns, but I did get one @ 72% for my 1st try.
I also think the 570gr load is for #2 HS or BIGGER.... however this manual does not say what size shot to use, like the STEEL manual.
This company is really getting lazy on putting out good data !!!
:pissed: (Note: I used TUWSBL28 wads (1oz) for the 72% pattern)
Later boys & girls .....Sage