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.

Your own loads can be sent to the Birmingham proof house and for a small fee they will velocity and pressure test them for you to ensure safety. See Proof House

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

* 12 Gauge *

12ga Fibre wad

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

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

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

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

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

67mm Case  -  Game or general purpose pigeon load
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.65gm  Maxam PSB+3
4mm Over Powder Card.
16 mm Diana Fibre Wad.
32gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  -  Game or general purpose pigeon load
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.65gm  Maxam PSB+3
4mm Over Powder Card.
18 mm Diana Fibre Wad.
32gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  -  Game or heavy pigeon load
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.70gm  Maxam PSB+3
4mm Over Powder Card.
16 mm Diana Fibre Wad.
34gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

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

12ga plastic Wad

67mm Case  - Light Sporting clay load or skeet.
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.35gm  Maxam CSB5  
Gualandi V-Zero 25 plastic wad
24gm #8 (2.2mm) or #7.5 (2.3mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

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

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

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

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

70mm Case  -  Game or general purpose pigeon load
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.60gm  Maxam PSB+3
B&P H21 plastic wad
32gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case  -  Game or heavy pigeon load
Fiocchi 616 primer.
1.55gm  Maxam PSB+3
B&P H21 plastic wad
34gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

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

67mm Case  -  Slug load 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.
0.91gm  Maxam CSB5
4mm Over Powder Card.
24mm Evo Fibre Wad.
21gm #7.5 (2.3mm) (or #8  2.2mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case.
Fiocchi 615 primer.
1.25gm Maxam PSB+3
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 Evo Fibre Wad.
28gm #6 (2.6mm) lead shot.
Star crimp.

70mm Case.

Fiocchi 615 primer.
1.20gm Maxam PSB+3
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.
0.95gm  Maxam PSB+3
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.
1.15gm  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.
1.13gm  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 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 shot lead shot.
Star Crimp.

63mm (2.1/2") Case.
Fiocchi 615 primer.
11.5grains Alliant .410 
Gualandi H33 Plastic Wad.
13gm #7.5  2.3mm shot lead shot.
Over shot card.
RTO.

See Evo wads for fibre loads.

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