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20/28 powder

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ricks1, Feb 11, 2008.

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  1. ricks1

    ricks1 TS Member

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    has anyone used the new alliant 20/28 powder or is it too new rick
     
  2. phirel

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    skeet2day- The powder was designed to take up less space in the shell. It works great. Last Fall Federal loaded some samples of 28 ga shells using this powder. They gave me two cases of the ammo to give away. Everyone who tried it liked it a lot.

    Pat Ireland
     
  3. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Less space than HS-6 or Longshot?
     
  4. bigbore613

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    HS-6 what Wayne Mayes uses. I have been using HS-6 since 540 was discontinued. Works great and does not have core hot patterns. Jeff
     
  5. hmb

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    HS-6 is 540. HMB
     
  6. Setterman

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    After weighing the 20/28 powder, I have found that my #14 bushing only drops 12gr of 20/28 and my #16 bushing drops 13.8gr. Alliant calls for 13gr for 1200fps, and 13.4 for 1225 fps. I currently use the #14 bushing w/ Longshot and it drops 14.8gr of Longshot. It is difficult to get a good crimp with 14.8 of Longshot in AAHS hull with an AAHS wad. If I have to move up to a #15 bushing to get 13.0-13.4gr of 20/28,(I don't have a #15 bushing, I'd have to order one) would that not take more space in the hull?
    If so, why use the 20/28 if it is not as dense as Longshot. What wad pressure do you use with 20/28? I thought the 20/28 was developed to eliminate capacity problems in the HS hulls. Does the 20/28 compress better w/ wad pressure?
     
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    Thanks for the info guys.
     
  9. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    I use the 13A MEC bushing for both Longshot and HS-6. I bet the #14 bushings's loads are in the 1300pfs range...
     
  10. Bwanar

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    Setter....the 20/28 was developed to cure capacity problems. Because you couldn't load Unique ( a mainstay 28 powder) with 3/4oz loads and and WAAHS wad. Substituting 20/28 works just fine and a lot cleaner.
     
  11. Setterman

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    Universal was my main powder before that damn AAHS hull came into the picture. when I started loading the AAHS hull, the only powder on the website was Longshot, and good crimps are still a problem. If Longshot in a #14 bushing with 40 # wad pressure doesn't crimp good, I don't see how any powder with a #15 bushing will help. A #15 bushing is on it's way from MEC, that should drop between 13 and 13.4 of 20/28. Then I'll find out.
     
  12. Michael Jobe

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    I've had very little trouble with the AAHS hull. Universal loads fine with the Claybuster AAHS wad and there's lots of room with the Rem PT28 wad. Unique works fine with the Claybuster wad. Gets a little tight with the Winchester AAHS wad though.

    Load I'm going to try out soon for skeet:

    AAHS Hull
    Claybuster AAHS wad
    13.4 grains Universal
    Fed 209A
    5/8 oz Mag #9

    Put a couple through my 1100 last night to make sure they'd cycle before I loaded up 50. I'm ready for the weather to break and hit the skeet field.

    ~Michael
     
  13. Setterman

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    There must be a difference in the claybuster HS wad? My wads are Winchester HS.
    Universal loads fine but pressures are up there. Longshot tight fit, lousy crimps.
     
  14. Bwanar

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    I use the CB or WAA wads for my 5/8oz. loads, the DR PC Blue for my 3/4 oz. loads and my crimps on both are as good as factory.
     
  15. Dove Commander

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    There are 5 - 6 of us at our club loading AAHS Hulls with 20/28 powder, and Winchester AAHS wads for 28 gauge reloads. There is not a good crimp in the bunch. Is the claybuster HS wad shorter than the Winchester HS wad? What wad pressure do you use? There appears to be a case capacity problem. Longshot was the same way. I could kick Winchester in the Gonads for changing their hull. Any tips are appreciated.
     
  16. les morgan

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    Claybuster now makes an HSA wad that works better. Federal 28S1 wads load the best in AAHS hulls, for me anyway, but they are expensive and hard to find. My friends are having good results with the HSA wad.
     
  17. Texas Ton

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    Use the 5034 CB wad
     
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