Reloader's Guide

Alliant Powder Reload Recipes


Recipe

Shotshell

12 Gauge
  • 2 3/4-in. Federal Paper Target Shells
  • 1 1/4 shot wt.
Dram Equiv.
Shot Wt.
(ounces)
Velocity
(fps)
Primer
Powder
Wad
Grains
Approx. psi
Spacers
--- 1 1/4 1,235 CCI 209M Green Dot 12S4 23 10,500 -
--- 1 1/4 1,235 Fed 209A Green Dot 12S4 23 10,500 -
--- 1 1/4 1,235 Fed 209A Green Dot Versalite 23 9,600 -
--- 1 1/4 1,235 Fed 209A Green Dot SP 12 21 9,600 -
--- 1 1/4 1,235 Fed 209A Green Dot WAA12, DRA12 or DR XL1 1/8 21 10,500 -
--- 1 1/4 1,235 Fed 209A Green Dot WAA12F114 23 9,900 -
--- 1 1/4 1,235 Rem 209P Green Dot 12S4 23 9,900 -
--- 1 1/4 1,235 CCI 209M Unique 12S4 25.5 9,700 -
--- 1 1/4 1,235 Fed 209A Unique 12S4 24 9,800 -
--- 1 1/4 1,235 Fed 209A Unique Versalite 23 8,800 -
--- 1 1/4 1,235 Fed 209A Unique SP 12 22 9,600 -
--- 1 1/4 1,235 Fed 209A Unique WAA12, DRA12 or DR XL1 1/8 22 10,000 -
--- 1 1/4 23 Fed 209A Unique WAA12F114 23.5 9,500 -
--- 1 1/4 1,235 Rem 209P Unique 12S4 25.5 9,100 -
--- 1 1/4 1,235 Win 209 Unique 12S4 24.5 10,600 -
--- 1 1/4 1,330 Fed 209A Herco SP 12 29.5 9,300 -
--- 1 1/4 1,330 Fed 209A Herco WAA12F114 29.5 9,200 -
--- 1 1/4 1,330 CCI 209M Herco 12S4 29.5 9,900 -
--- 1 1/4 1,330 Fed 209A Herco RP 12 29 9,400 -
--- 1 1/4 1,330 Fed 209A Blue Dot 12S4 37 10,300 -

You must also always remember:
1.Establish a routine for reloading. It will result in more uniform loads and less chance of error.
2.Some primers are more powerful than others (they produce more gas at a higher temperature). Use only the primers specified herein.
3.Shotshell wads differ in their sealing ability. Use only the load combinations specified herein.
4.If you use cast bullets, their diameter, hardness, lubrication, and crimp will affect the ballistics.
5.The shotshell loads in this booklet are for use with LEAD SHOT ONLY!
6.Use only the brands of powder and components shown in our tables. Do not substitute other types.
7.Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead, a substance known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm, and other serious physical injury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands and face thoroughly after handling and before coming in contact with food, chewing materials, and smoking material.