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16 ga. 2 1/2 reloading data?
Unread 06-17-2024, 10:48 PM   #1
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Does anybody have any data to reload 16 ga. 2 1/2 shells? All I can find uses powder that is no longer available. Thanks
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Does anybody have any data to reload 16 ga. 2 1/2 shells? All I can find uses powder that is no longer available. Thanks
Downloaded this several years ago from the 16 gauge society page. I hope it is helpful.
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Here's one with readily available components.
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Longshot is a great powder for 16g.
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I've used International clays 3/4 oz Downrange wad.
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Awesome. Thanks guys
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On the Longshot data it says SG 16. BPI has that but it says 3/4 oz. Do they make a 7/8 wad or does it take 7/8? And they also have an SG 16 S (short): Should I get that or will the regular SG 16 work? I’m used to reloading 12 ga with clay busters so this is all new to me.
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The sg16 is fine for both 3/4 and 7/8. The shot for 7/8 fills the cup and goes a bit higher.
The sg16 short has a different base which allows it to sit lower in the powder charge. Like you I wasnt sure, I bought one bag of each but have only infrequently found use for the short wads.
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Thanks. Sounds like the short wad may effect pressure too.
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The SG16S works very well in the 2 1/2" hulls.
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