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    Playing with .678 ball

    Been reading the posts on round ball more about hulls and wads what are you guys useing for powder I loaded a aa Hull with 23 grains of green dot and with one 16 gauge card and a Winchester white wad and got a good crimp
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    The middle one is 1 16 gauge spacer hard card and the right one is 2 16 gauge spacer cards the left is a rem choke Carlson open cylinder choke it’s a easy push with my finger thru
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    2 cards was too high for the crimp i’ve Used 24 grains of green dot for hammerhead type slugs so I’m thinking that the weights close. the balls lighter, so I dropped to 23 grains what do you guys think what’s a good powder? and load?looking at post I've seen universal-33 grains-blue dot 36 to 44 grains-hs6 to 36 max-herco to 30 grains
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    All depends on desired velocity. If you want fast then Bluedot. If you want basic shotshell speed most any powder common to shot shells are going to serve well. A 12 bore RB at 1200 FPS will bash the lights out of most any critter. Cast of range scrap they will rip though and make nasty huge drain holes. Never had to pop any critter more than once with those.
    What you will always face is the wad / powder / load height. Adjusting is normal. Always start low and add powder. I generally load one round of the powder weight adding 1/2 grain per shell and test those to be sure I am not wandering into pressure issues.
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    Playing

    Fiocchi 2.75 fed purple 35 grains herco .678 ball its a little loose in there the wad and powder is tight I remember reading I think longbow paper patches the balls I’ll have to try that next
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    2-20 gauge spacers under the ball

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    Hello Stripercrazy,
    Just cut a 3/4 inch photo copy paper strip and wrap it around the ball once in wad, should help.

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    thanks Ajay

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    I like Red Dot/Promo with the .678"
    Perfect with the Trap Commander wad as seen in Ajay's picture
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    Try this thread from about 5 years ago:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...-loading-a-680
    I had good results with 20 gauge hard cards and cream of wheat in a WAA12
    wad. Used 1&1/8 ounce data with Rem Gunclubs mostly, and International Clays worked well.
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    great post i'll have to go back and take notes

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    Read that the hammerhead slugs take 17 grains of green dot so Iím starting there in the ballpark of 1000-1100 FPS
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    Found my choke tubes and wrench lol things that slow me down lol

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    .678

    25 yards rem 870 bird barrel Carlson open cylinder choke 17 grains green dot
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    StriperCrazy, most deer are shot between 10 to 40 yards due to heavy brush and 40 or 50 yards being a long shot. You are right-on with your load and nothing is going to escape if you pull the trigger ! !
    Sure would love to see a picture of your load like this if you can:


    Best of luck.
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