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08-01-2010, 11:08 PM
Any of you out there load what used to be called a Punkin Ball?

Here is some info I have:

WAA Hull 2 3/4
W209 Primer
26.5 Grains of Herco OR 25.5 Grains of Unique
WAA12 or WT12 Wad
Ball Pure Lead 493 grain, WW 481 grains

Last batch choreographed @ 1,323 FPS avg.

I've loaded several different .690" Ball loads, along with some .690" Ball + 00 Buck. The above load is fairly accurate, mild recoil (even in light, single-shot guns) and has enough “whack” to do serious damage at the receiving end.

Another Load
I have loads for .690 round ball in the following hulls, all 2 3/4":
Federal Plastic Hunting (the "High Power" hull)
Remington Unibody
Win. AA

Whatever you have laying arround
Most of them look to use SR4756.
One of the Fed. loads uses Unique, but .662" ball and un-modified wads.

Win AA
Both loads use SR4756, Win AA12 (white target) wad, petals cut off.
2ea, 12-gauge Butler .125" card wads
.690" pure lead round ball

37.0 gr powder, roll crimp, 10,400psi, 1534 fps.
32.5 gr powder, FOLD crimp, 10,100psi, 1428 fps.

Hope this helps some one out there,


08-05-2010, 12:41 AM
Thank you for sharing.

Considering how difficult it is to get things here, I was wondering if I could remove shots from Trap ammo sold at the range and replace with a slug of same weight + some wad ... what do you think?