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20 guage

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by k80 hopeful, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. k80 hopeful

    k80 hopeful TS Member

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    Thinking of having my wife start shooting with me and using a 20 guage. Was wondering if anyone has reloading recipe for 1 ounce 20 guage. Thanks
     
  2. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    I like Remington cases, SP20 wad, WW209 primer, Longshot powder anywhere from 16.0 to 17.8, depending on how much recoil you want.
     
  3. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    If you are suggesting 20ga for recoil reasons, I wouldn't go to 1 oz. You will end up with more recoil than you would in a 12ga. I'd suggest you get her a moderate weight 12ga and use 1oz loads at around 1150fps.
     
  4. ec90t

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    Buy a box of the wallyworld 2 1/2 dram 8's for her to try first. These break targets hard and are easy on the shoulder. Then you'll have a good idea on what to reload.

    Just my .02 worth.

    ec90t
     
  5. MX3SBOY

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  6. Steve-CT

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    Stay with the 7/8oz 20 ga. Why go one ounce? The longer, more narrow shot column in a tighter tube will produce more felt recoil than a 1 oz 12 ga.

    My wife shoots an LT-20 not so much for the recoil reduction, but rather for the lighter gun weight that doesn't tire her arms as easily.
     
  7. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I would tend to go with the 12. My wife is small, a size 2, and a 12 with one ounce is fine for her very occasional shooting.

    I use an ounce very effectively at all distances, and misses are not because of the shell.

    You can bring the 12 all the way down to 3/4 oz. One guy at our club shoots skeet targets at 30+ yards with 3/4.

    HM
     
  8. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    20 gauge + light fixed breech gun = serious recoil!!!!!
     
  9. maclellan1911

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    I handed my wife the browning gold " 20" gauge to try and shoot. Then proceded to load it with 12 gauge 1145fps gunclub loads. She never would have known. Shes now shooting the 1290 remington 1oz game loads out of the browning. Crushing targets when she stays in the gun and follows through.
     
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