WINDJAMMER

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  1. Larry

    Larry Mega Poster Founding Member

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    While looking at my Lyman manual I noticed that consistently the WJ wad with near identical powder/primer combinations registers a significantly lower pressure while maintaining velocity.... anyone know why? Measurements are close to the Blue Duster's I am using but the WJ is quit a bit lighter and crushes more easily..... A powder I like to use is pretty high pressure if I load up to 1200+ fps..... If I could test some using the WJ and drop the pressure it might be a good combination.......... Larry
     
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    I use windjammer style wads. I don’t know what it is about them but they load great and shoot even better.
    Less pressure = less recoil. I can load handicap loads that shoot softer than anything else. I consistently hit targets hard from the back fence
    No problem.
     
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    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member Founding Member

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    Fed. 209A, 20.5/22 grns. Green Dot, Windjammer wad, 1 1/8 oz of shot, in a Federal Paper. That's Charmin soft shooting.
     
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    Contact Kevin Lewis at Downrange Mfg. DR has a ballistics lab on site and they offer pressure and velocity testing on the same equipment the ammo factories use. Contact him by phone or text at 402-463-3452
     
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