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Unread 09-28-2023, 02:35 PM   #1
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A friend gave me a bag of the BPI BPD 10 gauge wads a year or two ago and Iíve been trying to figure out a way to put them to use . I donít shoot steel shot at all which seems to be their intended purpose . So today while working on 10 gauge 1 1/8 ounce loads I decided to load two and shoot them in the snail to make sure they atleast go bang and have a little recoil . Which they passed no problemo ! To start with cut the wads down to 1 1/4Ē , technically they were nothing but shot cups to begin with as far as Iím concerned . I came to the desired length after dropping an ounce and an eighth of shot in them and seeing where to cut them off . I also loaded a few with un-slit cups and about the same number slit having four petals . So I took unfired and fired Cheddarcheese and RST hulls all primed with Cheddarcheese 209ís . Then dropped 19.2 of Green Dot . Took the hull out of the loader and put a 10 gauge gas seal over the powder followed by three 10 gauge 1/8Ē card wads and then the trimmed BPI shot cup followed by 1 1/8 ounces of 7 1/2ís and a six point crimp . Iíll see if I canít get out to the gun club in the very near future and see how they do slit vs un slit . Bear in mind this isnít something I plan on doing all the time but rather a way to use up these shot cups and 10 gauge card wads .
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how about that 3 ounce load....charlie
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how about that 3 ounce load....charlie
That’s on you I’ve never loaded bird shot on a 10 gauge over 1 1/2 ounces . Granted I’ve done a few things with buck and slugs in short 10’s that are near or are 2 ounces but no 3 ounce for me LOL’s !
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Craig, I see you use the same high-tech slitting device I do!!
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Craig, I see you use the same high-tech slitting device I do!!
First time I ever tried slitting wads . Iíve yet to shoot these also slit or Unslit , hopefully soon . The first tower shoot of the season is the last Sunday of this month . I might take three slit and three unslit to see if I can hit pheasants Partidge or pigeons with them . Of course tower shoot loads will be 1 1/4 ounces
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Id stay away from unslit. 4 petals, 3/4 the way down seems to be the base line.
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Id stay away from unslit. 4 petals, 3/4 the way down seems to be the base line.
Normally Iíd agree with you 100% . But since I started loading for the 8 gauge and using Remington SP-8ís I dunno . SP-8ís are unslit and Iíve used them that way with very good performance .
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This coming week Iím gonna take another stab at loading some 3 1/2Ē 10ís for the fluid steel Belgian barrels on my Grade 2 hammer gun . Nothing horrendous but maybe 1 1/2 ounces of lead . And I may try some of these wads as well as SP-10ís and the PT-1044 .
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