Black powder 12 ga load


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GarySTL
April 29, 2013, 02:54 PM
I want to make up a surprise load for one of the fellows we shoot with all the time. I already reload 12 ga so have everything I need except load data.

I have AA hulls and wads for 1 oz loads. I also have ffg and fffg black powder. I just need to know a weight for a light load that won't leave anything stuck in the bore.

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Certaindeaf
April 29, 2013, 02:57 PM
A weight of what?

xXxplosive
April 29, 2013, 02:58 PM
In my smooth 12ga. .72cal. smooth bores, I load 90 gr. of 2F for hunting and 70grs. of 2f for anything less.

GarySTL
April 29, 2013, 03:12 PM
Weight of powder!

Sounds like I won't be able to use my one piece wads. I'll weigh out some ffg powder and compare the volumes.

Certaindeaf
April 29, 2013, 03:15 PM
So you want a heavy load or a light load for that "surprise" load?

GarySTL
April 29, 2013, 03:35 PM
Just a light load. Then we get to watch him clean the residue out of his Citori.

the Black Spot
April 30, 2013, 07:41 AM
70 gr by volume will work.
I have loaded 50 gr under 25 pellets of #4 buck, hardly kicked

PapaG
April 30, 2013, 10:21 AM
three drams by volume of 2Fg(about 82 grains weight) will do it

GarySTL
April 30, 2013, 10:25 AM
I'll see if I can locate a few over powder wads as I don't think the required amount of black powder will fit under my one piece wads.

Might not be worth the effort anyway.

Thanks

jbrown_14105
April 30, 2013, 10:12 PM
sorry wrong location

gacajun
April 30, 2013, 11:00 PM
I shoot 12 g shotgun in CAS and shoot black powder at times. This is what I use...

red AA hull
Win 409 primer
Grey wad
7/8 oz #8 shot
1.9 cc of Hodgdon Triple Seven FFg BP substitute

I have one of the Lee Dipper sets and 1.9cc is one of the dippers in the set. This load has a very light recoil but plenty of smoke. The recoil is the same as the Winchester "Featherlite" loads, now call low noise low recoil.

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