Bill, If you go here http://www.leeprecision.com/instructions you'll find the tables that come with the Loadall. Click on the 16/20 gauge and you'll see loads for 7/8oz @ 1190 and 1230. I'm assuming the loads are on the "safe" side, since Dick Lee makes no distinction about wads or primers. This may, at least, give you a starting point. Good luck.
There's actually a group that develops and tests 16 gauge loads, esp. light pressure loads for older doubles. There's quite a few 7/8 and even 3/4 oz. loads that have all been pressure tested. I'd advise against using the Lee data; with all the variables it would be quite easy to concoct a load that's in excess of max. SAAMI pressure. Your gun probably won't blow up, but over time they could cause undue stress, premature wear, etc. BTW I used the Lee data years ago when I first got into 16g's. Like you, I shoot a model 12 16g, which it a fairly light repeater, and I find 1oz. loads rather obnoxious. There's a membership fee of $20 to the 16 gauge reloaders group, but that gets you all the data, and any new data that members develop. Well worth it IMO. Check your PM, I'll send the group coordinators email.
Fiocchi hull/win209/Clays(not universal clays) 17 grains, Gulandi or Ballistic Products SG-16 with 7/8 ounce of lead shot,1325FPS,9900PSI. Also some 3/4 ounce loads with Clays but need overpowder card thenSG-16 Wad(Fio Hull/Fio616primer,Clays 21grains,3/4 oz of [email protected] and 11000PSI. Bob
www.16ga.com is THE place to go. Get on the gun talk forum and join the low pressure reloading group. Best $20.00 you will ever spend if you are going to reload for the 16! Low pressure loads, 3/4 oz loads, 7/8 oz loads. All pressure tested.
You can use the available Remington SP16 wads but you will need to use some 28ga. filler wads for the 3/4, 7/8 and 1 oz. loads. You might also call Recobs and try to get in on the Remington R 16 1 oz. wad order.
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