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the Cheddite hull and RST hull
To the best of my knowledge the CHEDDITE 16 gauge hull and the RST 16 gauge hull are the same hull. I use IMR-SR-7625 gun powder in my 16 gauge reload. I use Remington 209 PSTS primers. I am reloading my 16s on a PONSNESS WARREN 375 press that has been adjusted to reload the shorter 16 gauge hulls, the RST 16 gauge 2 and 1/2 inch hull with a 6 point crimp. I am using the R-16 plastic wad which is a one piece wad that is light blue in color. I am loading one ounce of number 8 lead shot. I am using about 20.5 to 21.0 grains of SR7625 gun powder in this reload. There seems to be a small amount of unburned gun powder left in the barrel after each shot BUT this reload works well for me. I would not call this a slow or soft reload, it barks when you pull the trigger but nothing that is out of bounds in my opinion. You can reduce the lead shot to 7/8 of an ounce and add grits for a filler in the shotcup to take up the excess space. I would not go down to 3/4 of an ounce of lead shot for several reasons. Posted by Jent with the caution that this works well in my 16 gauge SXS and has been proven safe in my 16 gauge SXS and Winchester Model 12 pumpgun BUT I have no way to know how this reload will work in your 16 gauge shotgun.