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800x 28 ga. ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Mike K P, Oct 13, 2011.

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  1. Mike K P

    Mike K P Member

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    Does anyone know if there is a good 28 ga. load using 800x powder? thought I would ask here first. Thanks. Mike.
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, 800x is very good for 28 gauge.

    HOWEVER, a friend of mine tried 800x after getting a free 8 lb keg and had a terrible time getting the powder to meter well into the small bushings required for the 28 gauge.

    He eventually gave up.
     
  3. Mike K P

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    timb99, Thanks for the response. Any chance you could get me the load data? I have some 800X and just would like to try it. Thanks. Mike.
     
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    Go to the Hodgdon web site. Quite a few recipes.

    Don Verna
     
  5. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    A nice load would be :

    Winchester AA hulls<br>
    3/4 oz. of shot<br>
    13 grains of 800X<br>
    Winchester 209 primers<br>
    WAA28 wad

    Should give you 1200 fps at 11,400 PSI
     
  6. Trapshooter

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    Works great for 20 and 28.
     
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    You gonna find out exactly what timb99 said.
     
  8. Mike K P

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    Sorry I forgot to mention I'm using Remington STS hulls. Mike.
     
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    thought I never would use up a 12 lb keg of that big flake junk. Jeff
     
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    Plan on weighing every charge.

    Jim brown
     
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    800X is great for 28 gauge loads, and heavy 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 oz 12 gauge loads. But as the above posters point out, it does not meter well. It is possible to get consistent loads if you manipulate the press in a crisp and consistent manner. I learned to bump the handle at the bottom of the stoke and and let the handle return home with a little snap (MEC Grabber) to make sure the bushing filled properly. If you are a "meek" press operator or load on a hydraulic loader, I would not even think about using 800X. I loaded so much 800X in my early years that I still bump the handle.

    Michael Goines

    P.S. I will be happy to pay the shipping to properly dispose of any 800X yall don't know what to do with. 28 grains, old WF114, F209A, 1 3/8 ox #7's in a Federal field load hull will give a squirrel a very bad day even if he is in a tall oak tree.
     
  12. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    mikekp

    Substitute a Remington STS hull in the load data above and you get all the same results, but with slightly lower pressure.

    Remington STS Hull<br>
    3/4 oz. of shot<br>
    13 grains of 800X<br>
    Winchester 209 primers<br>
    WAA28 wad

    Should give you 1200 fps at 10,400 PSI
     
  13. hmb

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    Win 540 or Hodgdon HS-6 is the powder of choice for the 28. They are a fine grained ball powder and meter very well. HMB
     
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    Never tried Win 540 or Hodgdon HS-6.

    My powder of choice is Universal Clays, because it works well in both 20 and 28 gauge.
     
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    Mike, that yellow wad 1 3/8 oz load of true #7 brings back duck hole memories.
     
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    oleww: A well pointed load of lead #7's will make most creatures that crawl, climb, hop, or fly pretty sick with a terminal case of ballistic lead poisoning.

    Michael
     
  17. Mike K P

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    Thanks! Mike.
     
  18. Pull & Mark

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    Does the 800X meter poorly in a single stage machine as well??? I could see problems with a progressive type machine which is only under the powder for less than 2 seconds with no shaking of anykind, but Maybe a single stage would be OK with metering???? break em all Jeff
     
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