Ballistic Products Z21 Premium Trap Load

posted on September 22, 2015
trapload.jpg

Designed for 1 18-oz. heavy target and 1¼-oz. field loads, Ballistic Products’ Z21 wads have notably thicker shotcup walls than standard wads, which intensifies the constriction for improved downrange patterns. As such, they’re well-suited for shots from 30 to 55 yds., and are ideal for trap. To complement the Z21, load it with “premium” No. 7½ nickel-plated lead shot, which maintains its spherical shape (for tighter patterns) and delivers additional clay-breaking energy. The recipe below delivered 77 percent of its pellets within a 30" circle at 40 yds. using an improved-modified choke.

Latest

Winchester Model 60A
Winchester Model 60A

Favorite Firearms: A Winchester Model 60A Named “Li’l Ole Bess”

My favorite firearm has been in my family for four generations. It’s a Winchester Model 60A single-shot, bolt-action, .22-cal. rimfire chambered for the Short, Long and Long Rifle cartridges.

Review: Winchester Model 70 Long Range MB

It is not uncommon for useful technical improvements in one arena to be adopted by and integrated into another. Materials and manufacturing processes originally devised for the aerospace industry are now commonly used to manufacture firearms.

Editor’s Choice: Ruger Wrangler Birdshead

Sturm, Ruger & Co. is expanding its handy and affordable Wrangler single-action .22 Long Rifle revolver line with a more compact version featuring a gracefully curved bird’s head grip and shortened barrel.

Beretta Offers Discount For Military, Law Enforcement And First Responders

Beretta USA is offering a 15-percent discount on its website to those who serve in the military, law enforcement and as first responders.

The Armed Citizen® May 16, 2022

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Preview: Elite Survival Systems Avenger GunPack

A small, easy-to-carry pack that offers a dedicated compartment for your concealed-carry gun, the Avenger GunPack from Elite Survival Systems provides an easy, secure option when off-body carry is unavoidable.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.