Problems with Downrange Wads? junk? Hang up and then are loose sometimes.

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  1. FrankL

    FrankL Member

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    Am I the only person? They seem to hang up. It doesn't matter what type I used. I am guessing they are out of round or unusual size. jmho. I have moved on to other wads.
     
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    I won't use Downrange 12S3 wads. The over powder cup is grossly undersized.
     
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    I let the hippie in me make a bad decision and bought a box of OXO-XL1’s. The plastic feels much more brittle and I’ve been battling short stack height issues. Haven’t patterned them yet or shot enough to see if they foul the chokes.
     
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    Two shooters at my club had problems with these.
     
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    mac1 Active Member Founding Member

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    if they are undersize you need to mike a factory wad, they are identical, I use D/R 12 S3's all the time and never had one problem but I am using them in G/M hulls granted the C/B's are larger at the base than the D/R's but I have never had a wad cocked you might check your wad guide fingers

    Mac
     
  6. Larry

    Larry Mega Poster Founding Member

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    As long as I am using a wad built for the hull and stack height I am after I have found if there is a problem with almost anything I caused it...... I mostly use claybusters but the downrange I have used have performed very well.......... Larry
     
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    I started using WIN AA12 wads, then went to Claybuster on several friends recommendation. I have used the Claybuster wads in AA & STD hulls with no problem. I miked factory AA12 wads and CB wads, could not find an difference. Guess I'm just lucky.
     
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    Ed Yanchok Active Member Founding Member

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    I used to use AAs but had problems with cocked fingers. I switched to Downrange wads and have had no problems for the last 4 years. Great product as long as you use the right wad for your hull.

    Ed Yanchok
     
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    mac1 Active Member Founding Member

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    amen,

    Mac
     
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    Anything else for me. Just not DR.
     
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    DR in my opinion are way over rated. Have been more than satisfied with the ClayBuster for years and years. Can't say that I ever experienced the "excessive plastic build up" many claim. I've been hooked for a long time on the Remington RXP 20 for sporting. Love everything about them but the price.
     
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    The softer wads that leave residue in your barrel will seal gases better. jmho
     
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  13. T.P.S.

    T.P.S. Well-Known Member Founding Member

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    I am with Spanky as far as the over rated and over priced. I have seen more people have problems with Down Range than ClayBusters. I have used ClayBusters for a long time no problems JMO
     
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    I have used both and the DR wads seem to have less problems with the cocked fingers for me
     
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