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Black powder 12 ga load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by GarySTL, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. GarySTL

    GarySTL Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    A weight of what?
  3. xXxplosive

    xXxplosive Well-Known Member

    In my smooth 12ga. .72cal. smooth bores, I load 90 gr. of 2F for hunting and 70grs. of 2f for anything less.
  4. GarySTL

    GarySTL Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    So you want a heavy load or a light load for that "surprise" load?
  6. GarySTL

    GarySTL Well-Known Member

    Just a light load. Then we get to watch him clean the residue out of his Citori.
  7. the Black Spot

    the Black Spot Well-Known Member

    70 gr by volume will work.
    I have loaded 50 gr under 25 pellets of #4 buck, hardly kicked
  8. PapaG

    PapaG Well-Known Member

    three drams by volume of 2Fg(about 82 grains weight) will do it
  9. GarySTL

    GarySTL Well-Known Member

    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.

  10. jbrown_14105

    jbrown_14105 Active Member

    sorry wrong location
    Last edited: May 1, 2013
  11. gacajun

    gacajun Well-Known Member

    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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