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28 gauge powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Kevin Nelson, Sep 18, 2009.

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  1. Kevin Nelson

    Kevin Nelson Member

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    Does any one have any favorite 28 gauge recipes they would like to share?
    What is the most popular powder to use in these loads?
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Universal Clays or HS-6 is your best bet. HMB
     
  3. superxjeff

    superxjeff Active Member

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    13 grains of Unique in any hull, with any wad and and primer. 3/4 of an OZ of shot. I have shot this load for years. I have never seen the reason people like Universal clays. I shot 8 pounds of it and went back to Unique. Good thing too as Universal clays is a little hard to find right now. Jeff
     
  4. rons2

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    Depending on the wad used and shell capacity the powder used can be a problem.

    Universal is a bit more dense than Unique. STS can handle the loading with unique and universal with a TRUE 7/8 ounce load. Older AA's (pre HS) may have a crimping/capacity problem.

    The 28 Gauge is a pleasue to shoot.
     
  5. Setterman

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    15 gr of Longshot, AAHS wad, AA primer and AAHS Case.
     
  6. Borderland

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    Why not use powder designed for the 28.....win 540 if you can find it or the new alliant 20/28
     
  7. primer

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    Winchester case and wad 12 gr 700X kills doves dead.
     
  8. walnutmaker

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    SuperXjeff is right------ 13 grains of unique is the best/cheapest all around 28ga load. Super efficient and very effective clay/bird load. Phil S.
     
  9. Texas Ton

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    I really like 20/28, wish I had bought more before the new wore off and the price followed it. Unique is good, Longshot is good. If I could find a deal on it though, I might choose 4756 over all of them.
     
  10. redhawk44

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    Longshot in both the 28 and the 20.
     
  11. ink ball

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    Hodgdon HS-6 (same as the disontinued 540). See Hodgdon's web site for the particulars on components using this powder.
     
  12. BDodd

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    Another Unique vote here although I'm currently out of a 28ga gun......Bob Dodd
     
  13. Setterman

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    There have been a lot of questions about the best load for 28's. Since I started out with AA cases, and I've always used Winchester components, the new AAHS cases were a real bummer. There was orignally very few load formulas, Unique and Universal weren't even listed on the original reloading guide on the website. I found that the HS hull and HS wads required a compacted powder. There wasn't as much room in the HS wad/case as the original AA hull/wad combination. I found that Longshot loaded the best and I tweaked my wad pressure and final crimp die to keep it together.

    On my MEC loader, it requires a #16 bushing for 12.8 gr of 20/28, with Universal a #16 bushing drops 14.1 gr. With Longshot, a #14 bushing drops 15.1 gr @ a book speed of 1225FPS. So, with my bushings, Longshot takes the least amount of volumn, crimps the best, gives me more speed, and patterns great. I use this load for sporting, dove hunting, and even pheasant hunting on preserves. I simply change the shot size. YOUR BUSHINGS MAY DROP MORE OR LESS POWDER, SO WEIGH YOUR BUSHINGS. THIS IS NOT GOSPEL!
     
  14. walnutmaker

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    Setterman. Unique loads just great in the new HS hull with the HS wad or claybuster clone wad. 13 grains--just loaded about 1500 rounds with zero problems and shoots great|! Phil S.
     
  15. parrothead

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    Anyone still use green dot?
     
  16. ronbo142

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    HS-6 for the last 10 years (replacement for 540) you can load both Win and Rem hulls with this powder.

    Ronbo
     
  17. Bob Hawkes

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    The beauty of Unique is that it also works well in the 20 ga. Bob
     
  18. superxjeff

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    Setterman, I load the same old load of Unique in the new HS hulls. I just use the HS wad. I have no trouble at all?Jeff
     
  19. The Stive

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    In reply to the green dot question. I use green dot for 12,20, and 28. Works well for me. John
     
  20. BigJohn270

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    I shot more green dot than I care to think about, but have swapped to Universal.
    There was a time when you could not find green dot so I switched.
     
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