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RMc

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When you really want all the fire and brimstone...
« on: May 07, 2014, 02:44:16 am »
...for fun on claybirds or upland game - here is the 12 gauge data:

3 Drams, (82grains), GOEX FFFg Blackpowder, once fired Federal Paper hull, fold crimp, 1 1/8 Oz Shot, Winchester 209 Primer, .135" nitro card, two ¼” felt filler wads:   PSI 6,600 and 1165 FPS.



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« Last Edit: May 07, 2014, 02:58:05 am by RMc »
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    Re: When you really want all the fire and brimstone...
    « Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 04:27:48 pm »
    This has become my favorite squirrel hunting load with an old single barrel, fixed full choke 12 gauge. Usually loaded with magnum grade high antimony #5 lead shot.

    As a side note, I have found using larger diameter European 209 primers, such as Rio brand, give a better fit in once fired Federal paper hulls.  With black powder, any 209 primer can be used with virtually no effect on shotshell ballistics or pressure.

    At the end of the day cleaning is a snap with single shot break open shotguns since virtually all of the fouling is in the barrel.  Just dismount the barrel, spray some Windex with Vinegar down the barrel and chamber, wipe out with cotton patches until dry. Oil the interior of the barrel and ejector area with your favorite lube. Wipe down the breach face and exterior with an oily cloth and you are done.
    « Last Edit: February 18, 2017, 04:42:25 pm by RMc »
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    Re: When you really want all the fire and brimstone...
    « Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 04:44:02 am »
    My 75 year old Dad does something similar to this except he uses brass shells he's converted to 209 primers!  :thumbup1

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    Re: When you really want all the fire and brimstone...
    « Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 06:48:46 pm »
    Here is another approach to Loading The Oldies:

    http://www.dixieslugs.com/images/Shooting_the_Oldies.pdf

    In particular this describes a simple method of determining how many filler wads are needed to get the right load height for the best crimp index.

    I agree about using only card and felt wads with black powder and find the use of dime wrappers quite ingenious.
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