Friday, April 24, 2009


Just like the great old Carly Simon tune..
My Downrange DR-16 wads, 5K worth, showed up on the doorstep night before last. These are in anticipation of the arrival of the 16 ga. RBL, and failing that in a timely manner, will see duty in the B. Rizzini Aurum Teutonic.
These wads are pretty pricey as wads go. Thirty one dollars per thousand, or about 50% more than any other commonly produced wad.
Some of the design elements are also a bit puzzling. The wad petals measure.031, or about twice the thickness of all other wads I have around here. The gas seal is also quite thick. There is a noticable flare for a seal, but again, different than production wads I'm used to..
In any case, the wad is very high and will save the step of dropping a filler into the shotcup, even for a 3/4 ounce load. Something less than 3/4 ounce may even be possible, but that venture is for some future experimentation...

Will report back after I've pushed some of these wads through the gun at clay targets...

Enjoy the weekend, and some warm weather.

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