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LOAD OF THE WEEK

The Curmudgeon offers guidance for 

Winter Pheasants

 

Curmudgeon draws a bead on late season pheasants.   Yes, it may be cold. Yes, the birds have picked up a bit of knowledge about being hunted. 

Yes, you will need special loads. 

 

A UNIQUE BP12 LOAD
Load# 180108-9760        

HULL:  Cheddite 12-gauge 2.75”  

PRIMER: CH209  

PROPELLANT: Alliant UNIQUE 26.0 Grains

WAD: BPGS (gas seal) + BP12 shotcup (three long slits) + 1/8” 20ga. Felt wad (#1221820) in wad base - (the best friend a lead shot column ever had). Mica dust wad, please.

SHOT:  1-1/4 ounce lead (nickel-plated is ALWAYS best) #6 or #5 (546 grains) + buffer 10 gr.

FOLD CRIMP: + OS12 and 6-point fold

Results:  10420 PSI 1265 FPS

 

BISMUTH BACKUP   

Load# 180108-9780

HULL:  FEDERAL 12-gauge 2.75”  

PRIMER: FED209A 

PROPELLANT: Hodgdon GREEN (IMR) 26.5 Grains

WAD: SRC  

Mica dust wad, please.

SHOT:  7/8-ounce Bismuth #2 or#4 (382 grains)

FOLD CRIMP: 6-point 

Results:  8750 PSI 1490 FPS

 

 

 

Cheers! 

-The Curmudgeon                                

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