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 Post subject: Win AA wads vs there clones
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:34 pm 
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Who would you say has the closest match to the original Winchester AA 12 ,WT 12 & Winchester AA SL wad.I have tried the Claybuster clones and find the cushion section to stiff .The shot cup petals to thick. They DO NOT pattern as well as the original Win AA 12 or the WT 12 or the Win AA 12 SL in my guns.The Claybuster's are the only clones I have tried & was rather displeased in there patterns.Does anyone know of a clone wad that would work better for me?




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 Post subject: re: Win AA wads vs there clones
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:12 pm 
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Being that the WT12 is an actual WAA12 clone, although still made by Winchester, why not stick with that one? It patterns good in your gun, and it still offers some savings over the WAA12.

The CB wad is the only one that I have seen that is a duplicate of the Win products. IF your really needing to cut costs, perhaps try a different style of wad, like the Duster, or the Downrange products, and see how they pattern for you.


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 Post subject: re: Win AA wads vs there clones
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:44 pm 
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The 12 gauge Duster wads appear to be a clone of the Winchester AA type wads.How do they compare to the Winchester wads? I have no problem using the WT 12 wads for my 1-1/8 oz loads . I like everyone else am looking for a wad to load 7/8 to 1 oz target & hunting loads since lead shot has skyrocketed in price.I can't see saving money on wads if I can't beat promotional loads.I load mainly load Remington & Winchester hulls for targets.


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 Post subject: re: Win AA wads vs there clones
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:41 pm 
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I never thought I would say it, but I now think Dusters work better than AA's, they seal and protect exceptionally well.

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 Post subject: re: Win AA wads vs there clones
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:09 pm 
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Downrange Mfg!

DRV-12-pink
DRV-12-white
DRV-12-yellow

I 'spect ya all can figure out which one of each of those numbers corresponds to which AA wad

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 Post subject: re: Win AA wads vs there clones
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:13 pm 
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Another vote for the Dusters. The Green Duster replaces the WAA12SL, and the Blue Duster replaces the WAA12. Furthermore Hodgdon has it in print that the Dusters can safely be substituted for the Winchesters.

My personal experiences with then over the past 3 years or so has been great. Price is right and the performance is great.

DLM

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 Post subject: re: Win AA wads vs there clones
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:26 pm 
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How are the Dusters for leaving behind plastic?

I used Claybusters for a while but went back to the WWAA12SL wad because of the amount of plastic residue that was left in the barrels of my shotguns.

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 Post subject: re: Win AA wads vs there clones
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:37 pm 
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Dusters and plastic residue?? Not a problem.

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 Post subject: re: Win AA wads vs there clones
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:39 pm 
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I have to agree with TexasTon and DL, the Green Duster is a good value. My experience is that it is a little more reliable vs the WAA12L in cycling my recoil operated gun with light loads. I just wish there was a Duster clone of the WAA12L.


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 Post subject: re: Win AA wads vs there clones
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:20 am 
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I really like the dusters too.


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 Post subject: Re: Win AA wads vs there clones
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:11 pm 
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If I can't get Winchester wads, I use Dusters. Never cared for Claybuster wads.

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 Post subject: re: Win AA wads vs there clones
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:12 pm 
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Down Range wads work great for me.
XL-1 green 1 oz.
XXL pink 7/8 oz.
I can pay $5.00 for 250 W.W. AA or $6.50 for 500 DR wads.
Not a hard decision for me, but use what you like shooting.
Respectfully, Spyderdaddy




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