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 Post subject: Wad Question
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:32 pm 
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I am wondering if it's safe to load 11/8 loads with a 1.0 wad. I mistakenly loaded a few and noticed a excellant crimp, so I thought if safe I might give them a try. I would appreciate your feedback.

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 Post subject: Re: Wad Question
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:37 pm 
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All you may lose is some shot protection from the shot that sticks out past the petals scrubbing the barrel.

Lead does no harm at this,, steel is a super big no-no.

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 Post subject: Re: Wad Question
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:45 pm 
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Will that affect shot pattern


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 Post subject: Re: Wad Question
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:25 pm 
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A few deformed pellets might equal that golden bb that chips a target :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Wad Question
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:57 pm 
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Deformed pellets usually become flyers, out of the pattern. This does nothing to enhance your patterns, but usually doesn't affect it enough to really make a difference.

As far as safety or pressures, it won't make any significant difference, if any at all.

For obvious reasons, it's best to use the correct wad, but in your case, you probably won't be able to tell the difference.

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 Post subject: Re: Wad Question
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:47 am 
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If you look at wad specs, you'll see that there are numerous wads that don't have ANY cup, and all the shot sits "above the petals"; indeed, that is how most shells were made before plastic wad cups, and it was safe then and now. The "brush wad" is just a base that all the shot sits on top of and scrubs the barrel.

Also, you'll see that most wads have a range of loads they are listed as being good for-- obviously if there are 3 payloads, not all shot will sit right at the top, likely some will sit over the wad and some below the lip.


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 Post subject: Re: Wad Question
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:24 am 
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As long as it is the same type wad, if it fits, it's fine. I use a lot of CB AA clones (CB1100, 1118, 1114) and I pick the one that gives the best stack height and crimp. With AAHS hulls and bulkiy powder that often means 1114 for 1 1/8 and 1118 for 1 ounce. And, with Remington hulls and dense powder it can mean 1100 for 1 1/8 ounce. I have discussed this approach with Alliant, Hodgdon, Clay Buster, and Down Range (with their AA clones of course) and they all have no problem with it.




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