I'm using Red Dot as a powder. Anyone have a good receipe for RD and 7/8 oz shot? Looking for something that is very mild. Have my wife and a pard's wife that need to shoot this and they need low recoil loads.
At the bottom of that page click on:
Prim - Win 209 Wads - Win 12L gray Powder - Red Dot
That will give you three recipes.
I use the lightest charge shown, and the Claybuster equivalent 7/8 oz wad, and get loads that are easy on the shoulder and are sufficiently powerful for any knockdowns I've encountered. It's also sufficient for the occasional thrown clay bird you might have to contend with.
I'm loading 15gr Clays in AA shells with 1oz of shot. I just picked up some MEC bushings to try 14, 13 and 12gr. Clays and RD are similar in loading data, and it's probably pretty close to equivalent. Main thing in CAS is the ability to knock down falling targets (pepper poppers), and also the occasional bird triggrred by the falling popper. Light as you can get will do, as you aren't trap shooting or hunting. Just make sure you mark the box with the load. I used to load real light for a lady friend, and used Peters Blue Magic shells for identification, and used AA for the regular loads.
Since all our shotgunning is CAS I won't have to worry about keeping them seperate from regular loads. Rotator cluff surgery years ago took high power long guns off the table for me. CAS means I have to find a light load for both the Mrs. and me.
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