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Trash2
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Vp92 was question

Post by Trash2 » February 8th, 2018, 12:03 pm

Been reloading for a few years and was curious if it's normal for the wads to be pretty gnarled up after the shot? Never seen wads be so disfigured with factory ammo and was curious if this was the norm? Great patterns etc but have always wondered about this and if it's something I'm doing or just how it is. Thanks

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Re: Vp92 was question

Post by reminex » February 8th, 2018, 12:18 pm

Some folks have had a problem, I never have. Can you post a pic?

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Post by turkeyinstrut » February 8th, 2018, 12:19 pm

The 92's get purdy chewed up after going through a ported choke, the 90's on the other hand looks like you could dang near reuse them. I have a recipe that uses the 92's that I shot last year and yes they shoot really well but the wads were mangled after going through a Indian Creek choke.
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Re: Vp92 was question

Post by RapscallionVermilion » February 8th, 2018, 12:54 pm

I shoot the 92s through an IC .562. They are obviously used but not mangled after a shot. But I’ve seen pictures from others that looked like a teething puppy got ahold of them.

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Re: Vp92 was question

Post by Turkinator » February 8th, 2018, 1:04 pm

I use them in one load and shoot them through an Indian creek .555 No extreme damage to the wad.

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Post by Trash2 » February 8th, 2018, 1:08 pm

Thanks, I'll dig around but don't have any on hand. Just about to start reloading some shells and have always wondered about that. It's about 50/50 mangled (puppy chewed is perfect description) to relatively normal. Shooting the big xl but vary the buffer amounts from time to time. Haven't seen a great correlation in the past to the discrepancies in buffer use to was configuration after the shoot. Appreciate the input

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Re: Vp92 was question

Post by Turkinator » February 8th, 2018, 1:24 pm

I've seen pictures of really chewed up wads and really can't understand how it happens if the choke is undamaged.

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Post by 2Shooter » February 8th, 2018, 10:50 pm

I've shot them through a Kick's GT, and it looked like a puppy had a chew toy for a while. The 90's like strut said looks like you could reuse them, and they go all the way to the target at 40 yards. The 92's go somewhere about 25 yards, and didn't pattern worth a flip out of that choke!!!

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Re: Vp92 was question

Post by Trash2 » February 9th, 2018, 7:53 am

Could you substitute the 90s in a recipe calling for 92s, specifically the big 20xl?

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Re: Vp92 was question

Post by turkeyinstrut » February 9th, 2018, 8:02 am

Trash2 wrote:
February 9th, 2018, 7:53 am
Could you substitute the 90s in a recipe calling for 92s, specifically the big 20xl?
Absolutely not, you should NEVER substitute any components in a load without first having it pressure tested, that could be a recipe for disaster.

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Re: Vp92 was question

Post by reminex » February 9th, 2018, 9:25 am

The 92 is much longer than the 90. 90 works well in a 2 3/4 shell, 92 in a 3". There are quite a few loads using the 90 though.

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Re: Vp92 was question

Post by Trash2 » February 9th, 2018, 10:14 am

Thanks, never would have substituted it without knowing the answer but figured maybe someone had tested them since the 92s and big xl are very common loads in the world of tss. Thanks for all the input

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Re: Vp92 was question

Post by BuckyT » February 14th, 2018, 3:23 pm

I use a 3” load with the 92’s. They look fine after the shot. Using a Carlson’s .575 Extended.

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Re: Vp92 was question

Post by chipper » February 17th, 2018, 12:15 pm

In my gun with the I.C. .555 it shoots both wads great. Patterns are close but I get more consistency with the vp-90 wad. The 92s aren't chewed up but you can definitely tell the 90 is a tougher wad. Most of my 90 wads look like they could be reloaded.

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