What makes this round tick? Does anyone know what powder and how much?
This thread is bouncing around about two different Remington loads here!D L Marcum said:Chris,
Remington's website states that the Nitro 27 Sporting Clays load is a 2-3/4 inch shell, carrying 1-1/8 oz. of #7-1/2 or #8 shot at 1300 FPS. Pretty straightforward.
I am looking at the back of a box of Gun Club ammo and the illustration says "Premier STS Primer mix".D L Marcum said:Chris,
As Kevin from Down Range Mfg. stated, Remington does not load the STS primers in their factory ammo, and no-one seems to have any knowledge as to what they actually are.
I would not hesitate to load Hodgdon's load, and use the W-209's, as they are one of the most stable primers in existance.
However, do as you will.
No mention yet on this thread of the quality of the shot. I suspect that using really hard shot, like Remington's STS brand, would contribute very much to a handload's ability to duplicate a factory load's performance.Burnt Powder said:The wad probably has the most impact on the situation anyway.
If you are looking to save some bucks and still have a good load I would suggest using the CB clones of wads (I use windjammer clones) use Fiocchi primers and alliant promo powder. I like to spend the extra buck and get better shot (lawrence, STS or western) I load them to 1200 fps or slightly faster and I have good performance on some long targets with them. I use the gold Nitro 27 cases or the green STS.01lariat said:I'm going to give hodgdons universal a try. Sure would be nice to cut some costs over the factory loads and duplicate them to the best of my abilities. The Nitro's are not the cheapest around by far, but to me they are some of the best available...