Folkestone Engineering Supplies.

WARNING

Cartridge pressure  is effected by many factors; including the components used (batch, shot weight, shot size, shot type), component assembly (density of loading - compression of the powder), reloading techniques (crimp pressure and depth), 
type of firearm used, etc.

Primers showing signs of significant over pressure, in this case caused by an excessively deep crimp in 28ga.
The three cases shown on the left of each picture are normal crimp the three on the right resulted in excess pressure due 
to very deep crimp, otherwise the loads were identical.


It is always wise to work any load up to the published data i.e. starting a little below the recommended load. 

Never substitute the type of powder or mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
Never substitute steel shot for lead shot.

Folkestone Engineering Supplies expressly disclaims any and all warranties with respect to any and all products sold or distributed by it, the safety or suitability thereof, or the results obtained including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and/or any other warranty. Buyers and users assume all risk, responsibility and liability whatsoever for any and all injuries (including death), losses or damages to persons or property (including consequential damages), arising from the use of any product or data, whether or not occasioned by seller's negligence or based on strict liability or principles of indemnity or contribution. Folkestone Engineering Supplies neither assumes nor authorises any person to assume for it any liability in connection with the use of any product or data.

The individual using this site assumes the risk of safe loading practices, failure to do so could result in severe personal injury (or death) and/or property damage.

For a small fee, your own loads can be tested at the Birmingham proof house for velocity, pressure and compliance with
CIP standards hence ensuring they are safe to use. See
Proof House

Note all cases are PT (Parallel Tube) EU type cases, star crimp = 6 point.

Suggested loads work with most cases but each of the case manufactures have a slightly different case volume, we find Cheddite have the smallest volume, the best reload is one that the level of shot sits at the same height the original cartridge shot was at, normal the about the ridge around the opened case mouth where the "petals" start. 
Plastic wads have a degree of self-adjusting on closing to allow for a little adjustment on shot height when closing the case but if the shot column is too low the petals will fall into the case or a center hole will be present, to high a shot column will result in the case collapsing normally where the plastic meets the metal case head.
Fibre wads can be easy cut in length if necessary to arrive at the correct shot column height for that perfect crimp.

Warning: PSB+2SP is not the same as PSB+2 (sold by some suppliers) PSB+2 requires different load data and is faster burning than PSB+2SP.

* 12 Gauge *

12ga Fibre wad

67mm Case - 24gm Light sporting clay load or skeet load.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.40gm  Maxam CSB5
4mm Over Powder Card.
22mm F.E.S Enviro Fibre Wad.
24gm #7.5 (2.3mm)  (or #8  2.2mm shot) lead shot.
Star crimp.

67mm Case - 28gm Club sporting clay load
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.40gm  Maxam CSB5
4mm Over Powder Card.
20mm Fibre Wad.
28gm #7.5 (2.3mm)  (or #8  2.2mm shot) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case - 28gm Club sporting clay load
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.40gm  Maxam CSB5
4mm Over Powder Card.
22mm F.E.S Enviro Fibre Wad.
28gm #7.5 (2.3mm)  (or #8  2.2mm shot) lead shot.
Star crimp.

67mm Case - 30gm Economical pigeon decoying load
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.40gm  Maxam CSB5
4mm Over Powder Card.
18 mm Fibre Wad.
30gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case - 30gm Economical pigeon decoying load
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.40gm  Maxam CSB5
4mm Over Powder Card.
20mm Fibre Wad.
30gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

67mm Case  -  32gm Game or general purpose pigeon load
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.60gm  Maxam CSB3
4mm Over Powder Card.
17 mm Fibre Wad.
32gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  -  32gm Game or general purpose pigeon load
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.65gm  Maxam CSB3
4mm Over Powder Card.
18 mm Fibre Wad.
32gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  -  34gm Game or heavy pigeon load
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.70gm  Maxam CSB3
4mm Over Powder Card.
17 mm Fibre Wad.
34gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  -  36gm Game or extreme pigeon load
Fiocchi 616 primer.
2.0gm  Maxam PSB+2SP
4mm Over Powder Card.
12 mm Fibre Wad.
36gm #5 (2.8mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

12ga plastic Wad

67mm Case  - 24gm Light Sporting clay load or skeet - Gualandi wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.45gm  Maxam CSB5  
Gualandi V-Zero 25 plastic wad
24gm #8 (2.2mm) or #7.5 (2.3mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  - 24gm Light Sporting clay load or skeet - B&P wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.45gm  Maxam CSB5  
B&P H27 plastic Wad
24gm #7.5 (2.3mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

67mm Case  - 28gm Sporting clay load - Gualandi wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.35gm  Maxam CSB5
Gualandi Super G. H22 plastic Wad
28gm #7.1/2 (2.3mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

67mm Case  - 28gm Sporting clay load - B&P wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.35gm  Maxam CSB5
B&P H24 plastic Wad
28gm #7.1/2 (2.3mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  - 28gm Sporting clay load - Gualandi wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.35gm  Maxam CSB5
Gualandi V-Zero 25 plastic wad
28gm #7.1/2 (2.3mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  - 28gm Sporting clay load - B&P wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.35gm  Maxam CSB5
B&P H27 plastic wad
28gm #8 (2.2mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

67mm Case - 30gm Economical pigeon decoying load - B&P wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.40gm  Maxam CSB5
B&P H21 plastic wad
30gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case - 30gm Economical pigeon decoying load - Gualandi wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.40gm  Maxam CSB5
Gualandi Super G. H22 plastic Wad
30gm #6.5 (2.5mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case - 30gm Economical pigeon decoying load - B&P wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.40gm  Maxam CSB5
B&P H24 Plastic wad
30gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  -  32gm Game or general purpose pigeon load - Gualandi wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.55gm  Maxam CSB3
Gualandi Super G. H19 plastic Wad
32gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  -  32gm Game or general purpose pigeon load - B&P wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.55gm  Maxam CSB3
B&P H21 plastic wad
32gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  -  34gm Game or heavy pigeon load - Gualandi wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.60gm  Maxam CSB3
Gualandi Super G. H19 plastic Wad
34gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  -  34gm Game or heavy pigeon load - B&P wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.60gm  Maxam CSB3
B&P H21 plastic wad
34gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  -  36gm Game or extreme pigeon load - B&P wad.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
2.0gm  Maxam PSB+2SP
B&P H18 plastic wad.
36gm #5 (2.8mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

67mm Case  -  "Soft" Slug load for practical shotgun
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.35gm  Maxam CSB5
B&P H24 plastic Wad
Lee 1oz soft lead cast slug.
Transparent disc
Roll crimp.

* 16 Gauge *

TBC

* 20 Gauge *

70mm Case.
Fiocchi 615 primer.
1.30gm Maxam CSB3
4mm Over Powder Card.
19mm Diana Fibre Wad.
24gm #6.5 (2.5mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case.

Fiocchi 615 primer.
1.50gm Maxam PSB+2SP
4mm Over Powder Card.
12mm Fibre Wad.
28gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case.

Fiocchi 615 primer.
1.15gm Maxam CSB3
B&P H22 Plastic Wad
24gm #6.5 (2.5mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case.

Fiocchi 615 primer.
1.50gm Maxam PSB+2SP
B&P H15 Plastic Wad
28gm #6.5 (2.5mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

* 28 Gauge *

70mm Case.           Clay load
Fiocchi 615 primer.
0.92gm  Maxam CSB3
B&P Baby Cal H21 plastic wad.
21gm #7.5 (2.3mm) lead shot.
Star crimp. Overall length = 61.0mm

70mm Case.         Game load
Fiocchi 615 primer.
1.15gm  Maxam PSB+2
SP
B&P Baby Cal H18 plastic wad.
21gm #6.5 (2.5mm) lead shot.
Star crimp. Overall length = 60.7mm

70mm Case.
Fiocchi 615 primer.
1.10gm  Maxam PSB+2
SP
B&P Baby Cal H15 plastic wad.
24gm #7 or #6.5 (2.5mm) lead shot.
Star crimp. Overall length = 60.6mm

70mm Case.
Fiocchi 615 primer.
1.10gm  Maxam PSB+2
SP
Gualandi Mini-container H37  Plastic wad.
24gm #6.5 (2.5mm) lead shot.
Star crimp. Overall length = 60.5mm

70mm Case.
Fiocchi 615 primer.
1.15gm  Maxam PSB+2
SP
B&P Baby Cal H18 Plastic wad.
24gm #5.5 (2.7mm) lead shot.
Over shot card.
RTO. Overall length = 65.1mm

See Evo wads for 28ga fibre loads.

* .410 *

For .410 we recommend a small grain powder to facilitate accurate volume measuring of the powder dose. 

76mm (3") Case.
Fiocchi 615 primer.
14.7grains SP3 
Gualandi H17 Plastic Nana Wad.
19gm #9  2.0mm lead shot.
Star Crimp.

See Evo wads for SP3 .410 fibre loads.

63mm (2.1/2") Case.
Fiocchi 615 primer.
12.5grains Ramshot Enforcer/Accurate 4100 
Gualandi Mini-Containers Magnum H40 Plastic Wad.
19gm #6  2.7mm lead shot.
Over shot card.
RTO.

76mm (3") Case.
Fiocchi 615 primer.
15.5grains Ramshot Enforcer/Accurate 4100 
Gualandi Mini-Containers Dwarf H27 Plastic Wad.
19gm #6  2.7mm lead shot.
Star Crimp.

63mm (2.1/2") Case.

Fiocchi 615 primer.
13grains Ramshot Enforcer/Accurate 4100 
2mm over shot card.
10mm Fibre wad
14gm #6  2.7mm lead shot.
Over shot card.
RTO.

76mm (3") Case.
Fiocchi 615 primer.
16grains Ramshot Enforcer/Accurate 4100 
2mm over shot card.
10mm Fibre wad
19gm #6  2.7mm lead shot.
Star Crimp.

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