DownRange rem fig 8 wads

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DownRange rem fig 8 wads

Postby Sagebrush » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:31 am

Just got back from the trap club after testing out two 16 yard loads and three 25 yard HDCP loads
with the new DRRF8 wads, made of virgin plastic, to see how well they shot and how much plastic was
left in the barrel.

Rem sts,w209, RedDot at 16grs at around 1145fps broke 50 birds with a full choke in the top and bottom barrels.
Peter BlueMagic,w209, RedDot at 18.2 grs at the 25 yard line out of the bottom barrel full choke, broke 25 straight
with Mag 8's. I saved the 71/2 with 17.5grs of RedDot after seeing how well the 8's did.

Federal GMedal,f209,Unique 22grs, 12s3 wad with 7.5 shot at 25 yards broke 24 targets but the wind at my back was making the birds drop and fly off course but in good conditions with rising targets I am sure 25 would be in the bag.

Now the high point of the story.....................
I checked my barrels after shooting the loads and the barrels were................
CLEAN!! just burnt powder here and there.

One note;
I loaded one box with the Mec Jr and put 35 pounds of pressure on the wad and the load was a
Rem sts,w209, 19.5gr GreenDot with 7.5 pellets and it broke 23 clays........................??
Loaded in my 366 progressive with cb 3118a wads I can break 99 out of 100, so far.
Hoping the DR wad in the 366 progressive will shoot better on the next trip to the club.

I have stayed away from #8's at the HDCP but the RedDot load has me thinking again, since they hit the clays hard.
I will try 7 & 8's with GreenDot the next trip out to see what turns out. Hard to believe that I almost shot up 25 pounds
of mag 8's already, just in my test loads. Well, a few 7/8 and 1oz loads too.......... :biggrin:

Good shooting.
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Re: DownRange rem fig 8 wads

Postby waterfowlhunter » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:29 pm

Nice work. I know that shot does not go far. I just loaded a bunch of #9 in Fig 8 wads using WST and they are great.... Amazing just how far you can break a target with #9 shot.
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Re: DownRange rem fig 8 wads

Postby 3200 man » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:13 am

One of my shooting friends couldn't find his normal ammo at the stores but , he did find some Super Sporting in 9's .
I laughed at him because , his HC is 27 yds . Well , he shot a 48 out of 50 , not smoking targets but breaking them is the game ,
I guess . He was using a X tite Full choke ,even tho he is a very fast shooter !
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Re: DownRange rem fig 8 wads

Postby Sagebrush » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:37 am

I can get a 1180fps 1oz with 17grs of RedDot...........

does any one shoot #9 at the 16 yard line for singles ? I loaded 8.5 in 2011 and 2012 but ran out and
with the cost of lead never replaced it. Only use 9's for skeet now................unless a close one on
the clays hill.
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Re: DownRange rem fig 8 wads

Postby 3200 man » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:50 am

I'm to Chicken to shoot 9's in competition ,8 1/2's yes but , 9's I don't think so . Weather patterns changing ( wind and temps )
I want the whole pattern on my side ,even the last 2 BB's .

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Re: DownRange rem fig 8 wads

Postby Sagebrush » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:31 am

Did notice that the DRRF8 wads did slide in and out of the Rem/Peters hulls very easy, telling me
that they had a smaller O/D than the cb 3118a wad and the Factory RxP12 wad must be a lot larger,
since it was a lot harder to remove from the hulls in my testing of powder volumes and good wad fit.

Good weather to all.......it is time !!
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