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I am finally getting around to reloading for the first time. I received a reloader for christmas and just got it set up. A friend of mine had a bunch of stuff left over from when he reloaded and gave it to me. I am trying to see if any recipes can be used with the things i already received for free. I got 209 primers (not 209a), clay buster wads and herters hulls. I want to reload with 6 shot. I just dont know what kind of powder I should get as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Watch for serious leakage with the combo of Longshot, Claybuster wads, and Herters hulls. It is a superb powder in terms of performance and I use the heck out of it with these wads and hulls, but I pre-flare the powder cup on my wads first. Otherwise it is blooper city after I hike with shells in my pockets.
800-x leaks past nothing. Unique and Herco are great powders too.
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For the herters hull I would use the sg16 or dr16 wad depending on the amount of shot you want and that will also determine the powder you need . For 3/4 to 7/8oz I use GreenDot , for 1oz I use Unique for 1 1/8 oz I use Longshot and 800x . But there are other good powders for those applications .
Last edited by fn16ga on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:48 pm; edited 1 time in total
For 16 ga I use two powders: Green dot for Light loads, Blue Dot for Heavy loads. But I only shoot break action guns so don't need to concern myself with matching the optimum operating pressures to cycle a repeater, So if you are using a "gas gun" you may need to take that aspect into consideration.
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