killswith300wsm wrote:Sorry about that.
Data was taken from Lyman 5th Edition Shotshell Reloading Book (page 124).
Federal Plastic Case 3"
1 3/8 oz
Primer: Federal 209A
Wad: Federal 12SO
Velocity: 1346 fps
killswith300wsm wrote:Thanks gents. But I'm still a bit confused.
1. How can they be the wrong components when I followed the recipe to the T? Do you mean I chose the wrong load for my indented purpose?
I chose that load because I had to build with the components I could get. The only primers I could find were Federals. So that was my first limiting factor. This resulted in pretty much limiting me to Federal hulls. I was able to get some Blue Dot but finding a load using Blue Dot, Federal primers, Federal hulls and a wad NOT on back order did not end in success. Thus I had to find an alternate. Longshot with 12SO wads were my only option. To get the Longshot I had to drive 100 miles one way. (Well my wife did. We live in BFE and she had a Dr's appointment and was kind enough to grab some for me.)
So this was not my first choice in loads. But in all honesty, the only things I know to look for in a load are velocity and available components. Maybe after that you ensure it patterns well. And these patterned very well. Here are some pictures of how they patterned.
All that said, anyone want to point me in the right direction for steel duck loads? I like 3" 12 gauge #2 shot and have Steel powder and Federal primers!
lostknife4 wrote:That's called baiting in my neck of the woods!!!! LOL
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