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 Post subject: Vectan A1 Loads?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:24 pm 
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Picked up about 5 lbs. of Vectan A1 from an estate sale yesterday along with some other reloading stuff.

Looks like this is primarily a 1 1/8 oz. load powder. In fact, I don't see any 1 oz. load data for it.

Is anyone using this in Remington hulls? Likes, dislikes, load suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Vectan A1 Loads?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:41 pm 
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I use it in 20, and 28, gauge.

I don't load any 1 1/8 oz loads.


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 Post subject: Re: Vectan A1 Loads?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:50 pm 
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I have used both A24 and now AS for 7/8 oz. 12 gauge. I like it, hands down the best metering powder I have used and I have been loading for 20 years. It is very bulky! I need a 1 oz. wad to get my load to fit with 17 grains of AS. It burns completely no matter the temperature.

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 Post subject: Re: Vectan A1 Loads?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:16 pm 
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Ernest T wrote:
Picked up about 5 lbs. of Vectan A1 from an estate sale yesterday along with some other reloading stuff.

Looks like this is primarily a 1 1/8 oz. load powder. In fact, I don't see any 1 oz. load data for it.

Is anyone using this in Remington hulls? Likes, dislikes, load suggestions?

Thanks

Vectan A1 is almost identical to Green dot in both performance, and in density, all the way down to the bushing size.

If you study the charts closely, it suggests that it is pretty much a drop-in replacement for Green dot in 12-gauge 1-1/8th ounce.

It also has applications in 3/4 ounce 20-gauge as well.

While it may not have published 1-ounce loads, much like 'Green dot', I'm sure you can use it for 1-ounce.

May not be the most efficient (like Green dot) in 1-ounce loads, if that's all you had, you could make it work.

What loads are you wanting to make, and what components do you have ?

If making 1-ounce 12-ounce loads in American taper hulls with medium strength primers, I'd start with 19-20 grains.


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 Post subject: Re: Vectan A1 Loads?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:16 pm 
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Republican wrote:
Vectan A1 is almost identical to Green dot in both performance, and in density, all the way down to the bushing size.

If you study the charts closely, it suggests that it is pretty much a drop-in replacement for Green dot in 12-gauge 1-1/8th ounce.

It also has applications in 3/4 ounce 20-gauge as well.

While it may not have published 1-ounce loads, much like 'Green dot', I'm sure you can use it for 1-ounce.

May not be the most efficient (like Green dot) in 1-ounce loads, if that's all you had, you could make it work.

What loads are you wanting to make, and what components do you have ?

If making 1-ounce 12-ounce loads in American taper hulls with medium strength primers, I'd start with 19-20 grains.


Good to know it is comparable to Green Dot, which I have used for 1 1/8 loads. I plan to reserve the Vectan A1 for 1 1/8 oz. 12 ga. loads.

Plan to try the following: Rem Nito hulls, WAA12 wads, Win 209 primers, 21 gn. of Vectan A1 powder, and 1 1/8 oz. lead shot. Expecting around 1200 fps. This is one of the loads from the Vectan data, but substituting a Win 209 primer for the Rem 209 (I emailed Vectan to see if this primer substitution is OK, which I suspect it will be).

Anyone else using it for 1 1/8 loads?

Thanks for the help!


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 Post subject: Re: Vectan A1 Loads?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:05 pm 
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Location: UK, England, Britain
Thats one versatile powder
12gauge
1oz fast lead
1,1/8oz normal lead 1300fps
1,1/4oz lead loads
7/8oz steel shot in 3"
28gram pure copper
32gram bismuth
32gram niceshot
29gram itx 10
3" 36 gram lead "not slow"
1,1/2oz lead subsonics

And thats what ive done with it.




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