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I have been using the following formula for my 28 gauge AA reloads from the hodgdon's manual
3/4 oz. Universal Win. 209 WAA28 13.0 gr / 10,800 PSI

The last time out my 525 sporting with insert tubes were not regularly resetting the inertia trigger with this reload. I read on another site tha the pink WAA28 wads may be the culprite and I should be loading this formula and hull with the winchester red WAA28 wads. Is it possible that the wads were allowing powder seepage and causing less pressure and therefore were too weak to reset the inertia triggers?

Do you think changing to the claybusters red wad might help this?
 

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Are they the old AA hull or the new AA HS? The new HS hull is larger in diameter and should be used with a fatter wad (AAHS, Claybuster clone of it, RemPT28, or Federal). That said, some folks are using Red Dusters with good success. If you are talking about the old AA hull, the wad shouldn't be the problem.

If the loads sound OK and break targets, it may just be something needs adjusting with your inertia trigger.
 

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Well I believe that they are the new hulls. Obtained in October at the QU shoot at Ozark Shooters which is why I think the pink wads are the probelm. They did sound good and broke targets on the first shot of a pair with no problems.
 

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The recipes for the HS hulls call for 14-15 grains of Universal when used with a W209 primer.

3/4 oz. Universal WIN.209 BP SG 28 14.3 11,400 PSI 1200
3/4 oz. Universal WIN.209 Fed. 28S1 14.1 11,500 PSI 1200
3/4 oz. Universal WIN.209 Rem. PT28 14.3 10,700 PSI 1200
3/4 oz. Universal WIN.209 Rem. PT28 14.7 11,300 PSI 1225
3/4 oz. Universal WIN.209 Rem. PT28 15.1 12,000 PSI 1250
3/4 oz. Universal WIN.209 WAA28HS 14.1 12,200 PSI 1200

These loads come directly from the Hodgdon website:
http://www.hodgdon.com/data/shotshel/index.php

Be forewarned, the HS wad in the HS hull don't leave room for 3/4 oz of shot when using Universal. Remingtons and Federals work OK. A lot of folks have switched to Longshot in that hull because it is more dense.
 

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Yeah, Longshot is the way to go!! Works GREAT and gives reloads looking like they were made at the factory!

But BE PREPARED to adjust your wad pressure and crimping stations when you start reloading AA-HS shells. Once properly done, they work GREAT!

BobK
 

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Ditto with the Longshot. Was using the AA-HS red wads, but went to the Duster wads. Still great results with much less moola spent ($130/5000 AA-HS vs $63/5000 for the Duster). Not to mention, the Longshot meters EXTREMELY well.
 
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