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20 guage load

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by dougb, Jul 30, 2008.

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  1. dougb

    dougb TS Member

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    I am looking for a load for a 20 ga. remington model 11. The gun is a semi auto so I would like a load that burns clean. I mostly shoot skeet with it, so I would like something that doesn't kick too bad. Thank you for your help.

    Doug B.
     
  2. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    try some Alliant 20/28 powder
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    I use Winchester WSF powder in Winchester AA and Remington Premier hulls. I use Win. primers and Win. wads in the AA's and Rem. wads in the Premiers. I use enough powder so my gun will cycle and still be within the safe limits listed in the reloading manual. HMB
     
  4. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I'm with HMB the Winshester Super Field is really clean and economical
     
  5. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Here's my skeet load for 20 gauge:

    Winchester AA Hull

    Winchester 209 primer

    7/8 oz. Number 9 shot

    Winchester WAA20 wad

    15.5 grains of Hodgdon Universal Clays (actual weighing the charge usually gets me between 15.3 and 15.5 grains)

    This gives about 1200 ft/sec muzzle velocity

    Another good load is the same combination above but with a Remington RXP20 wad and a little less powder (15 grains I think.)
     
  6. highflyer

    highflyer TS Member

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    I use Unique powder with a Remington RXP wad and 7/8 ounce of no. 9 shot at 1200 fps.
    For practice I use the same powder with a AA wad and 3/4 ounce of no. 9's.
    I have used a lot of Universal powder in the past but I get less spillage of powder using Unique and it makes a great 3/4 ounce load for practice.
     
  7. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    See what is available in your area. There are a car load of good powders for your 20. Unique, Intl' or Universal Clays, WSF, 20/28, and I am sure I am leaving out several!
     
  8. dougb

    dougb TS Member

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    What powder is cleaner the Alliant 28/20 or the Winchester Super Field?
     
  9. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I have had excellent results with Unique and Universal. The Universal is cleaner burning, but the Unique provides better shot to shot consistency, within 15FPS deviation last time I tested.

    I found international to take up a little too much space, and Universal was a better fit in my AA and Remington hulls. Both were clean burning.

    HM
     
  10. dougb

    dougb TS Member

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    Thanks for your help
     
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