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20ga Target Load

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by hmb, Dec 24, 2008.

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  1. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Winchester Super Field (WSF). HMB
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    universal
     
  3. 3dram8

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    Alliant 20/28
     
  4. halfmile

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    Try 15.5 of Unique. Very consistant, 15fps deviation.

    I use Universal now, clean and fills the case less than International.

    either one should suffice.

    HM
     
  5. Shooting Coach

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    WST is a 12 ga powder. I prefer Unique in the 20 and 28 for Target loads.
     
  6. OldGoat

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    Probably the best/cleanest load I have found is with Clays UNIVERSAL with Remington STS hulls, Remington RXP 7/8 wads, and Remington STS primers. This is the preferred load (so I read in Skeet Review) used by Todd Bender - see the Hodgdon booklet, but I believe it is 15.0 - 15.5 gr. Universal. Always weigh your charges. Best Regards, Ed
     
  7. Jawhawker

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    halfmiles load.
     
  8. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I like Universal Clays. Works for both 20 gauge and 28 gauge.
     
  9. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for Universal!
     
  10. omahasportingsupply

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    I also like Universal for 20 gauge but find that it leaks around the bar quite a bit. I have changed washers, bars, bushings, and still have sweeping to do after loading. Any suggestions? Mec single stage press at this time.
     
  11. ec90t

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    omaha',

    Try using one of those plastic powder baffles, red one with the spring loaded part that contacts the bar, it cured all my leakage problems. I forget who sells them, PC maybe the supplier.

    I get a very small bit of leakage in my 366, but I can live with a couple of flakes.

    ec90t
     
  12. Pull & Mark

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    My vote goes for Hodgdon Universal Clays as well. I also use H110 for the 410 as well. H110 is same as Win. 296 powder. Ohmaha, I too got some bad leaks from these small powders (mostly H110) I ordered both the washers needed for the Mec reloaders from Gamaliel. You will need the new rubber washer and the metel washer as well. The metal washer installs below the rubber and sits on top of the charge bar. There are 3 metal arms (springy) so to speak in a circular pattern that must be installed upward against the rubber washer. I now have no leaks at all. I do not like to use a powder baffle as My powder drops with both of these powders are very good, and I don't want anything to cause a light drop and lead to some bloopers so to speak. Good Luck and Break-em all. Merry Christmas too. Jeff
     
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