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Old March 9, 2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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Where to buy Winchester WAA12 wads?

I'm looking to find the real deal, not an equivalent for loading Lyman slugs.

Any ideas where I can look?
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Old March 10, 2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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Try Google
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Old March 10, 2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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Ballistic Products lists them. Bass Pro Shops in my area carries them.
http://www.ballisticproducts.com/Win.../products/285/
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Old March 10, 2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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My Google fu must be off. They are all out of stock. BPI is out of stock. MidwayUSA is out of stock.
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Old March 10, 2013, 01:44 PM   #5
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I do not load slugs, but I am not sure why the CB-1118 would not work just as well for you. I have loaded thousands of 1 1/8 trap loads with Claybuster wads using WAA12 data.
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Old March 10, 2013, 02:17 PM   #6
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The CB-1118 has vertical ribs in each petal. If that is all I can get, I will start testing with those I pushed them down my barrel and they are tighter. I'll be that means I will rip more petals off which may cause accuracy woes.....but yes, if I cannot score WAA12's soon, I will be looking to try other wads.


Anybody know how the WT-12's are different?
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Old March 10, 2013, 04:04 PM   #7
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It's exactly the same thing, mechanically and dimensionally.

The difference is.... recycled plastic.
WAA12 is made with virgin plastic.
WT12 is made with recycled plastic.

Some shooters claim that the WT12 doesn't perform as well in cold weather.
Otherwise, they're 100% interchangeable.
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Old March 10, 2013, 06:56 PM   #8
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Man that seems to be the most popular wad I see that you are looking for. I mean, where ever wads are sold, I see Win 12AA.
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Old March 10, 2013, 07:27 PM   #9
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Ok, I see how the ribs in the petals could possibly mess up a slug in the CB-1118. Honestly, I never noticed the ribs before.

WT-12, at least the half dozen in the back of my wad cabinet, have no vertical ribs in the petals.

Downrange manufacturing makes a bronze DRA12, WAA12 clone that is real good, I do not use them personally because the Claybusters are cheaper here. The photo does not show any ribs. You could call Downrange to verify no ribs, they are nice guys.

Down Range Manufacturing, LLC
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Hastings, NE 68901
T 402 463 3415


http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/...productId/3266
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Old March 16, 2013, 09:07 AM   #10
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Found what seem like the last WT-12's on earth and ordered 1000....should last me a while.
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