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ALLIANT 20/28 POWDER

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Flinch king, Jan 19, 2012.

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  1. Flinch king

    Flinch king Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I want to see if anyone has used the 20/28 powder for skeet and sporting clays loads. I just bought a 4# of the powder and was attracted to the lower pressures that appeared in the look-up charts for reloading. I would like some feed back on how well this powder works considering it is for sub guage shotguns.
    Brian Seibert
     
  2. APrice

    APrice Active Member

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    Seems to be working just fine in 20ga.

    AACF Hull

    7/8oz lead shot

    Win209 Primer

    15.5gr Alliant 20/28

    CB Win. AA clone wad

    Haven't tried 28 yet.
     
  3. dave-320c

    dave-320c Well-Known Member

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    works well for both 20 and 28 gauges.
     
  4. coff

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    I use 16 grains in my 20, 13 in my 28 good stuff. bob coffey
     
  5. jawinchester

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    I use 15.5 grains, CB wads, Cheddite primers, and Gun Club hulls for 20G. 13 grains, CB wads, Cheddite primers, and old AA hulls for 28G. Burns clean and works great.

    --JW
     
  6. sixten38

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    Are you asking if anyone is using it as 1 1/8th 12 ga powder? I have loaded up some aa hulls with fig 8 wads but have not tried them out yet. It is a great 20 ga and 28 ga powder.
     
  7. Flinch king

    Flinch king Member

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    I didn't think that 20/28 was design to be loaded for 12 guage loads. My question was about the performance and soft recoil of the powder. I'm currently loading Unique powder with 15.5 grains. But the pressure is 10,400 verses 9370.
     
  8. sixten38

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    Alliant has 1 1/8 and 1 1/4 ounce load recipes on their website I used this
    Win AA, 1 1/8 shot, Win 209, Fig 8 wad, 21 grains 20/28, Press 7550 FPS 1200
     
  9. minnship8

    minnship8 Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend using this powder in his 1 1/8 oz. handicap load from the 25 yd line. He's using STS with a fig 8, but not sure of his grain weight. I shot a box of these and they were a good load and fairly clean.

    Chip
     
  10. kraiza

    kraiza Active Member

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    I been using 20/28 for two years and it became my favorite powder.
    15.5 grains in my 7/8 loads
     
  11. goodlife

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    I have been using the 20/28 powder for nearly 2 years. I have an abundance of the Winchester AA hulls & use the pink claybuster #1034 for the old AA 28ga replacement with 13.0 grains of powder. It is an unbelieveable load and I wouldn't trade it for any other 28ga combination. Use the powder it is great!!!

    Larry
     
  12. Spanky

    Spanky Active Member

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    Alliant 20/28 or Universal Clays in my 20 ga. reloads is a wash. Universal a bit more $$$$$$$$, maybe. My results are the same. Satisfied with both.
     
  13. Spanky

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    Alliant 20/28 or Universal Clays in my 20 ga. reloads is a wash. Universal a bit more $$$$$$$$, maybe. My results are the same. Satisfied with both.
     
  14. APrice

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    Larry, how much pressure does it take to get 13.0 grams (200.62 grains!) of powder in a AA hull?
     
  15. hmb

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    A compressed load? HMB
     
  16. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Stayed with Longshot in the 28 gauge. Less volumn, better crimp.
    I use Universal in my 20.
     
  17. creek

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    I used Unique for three years for 20g and 28g and switched to 20/28; I can't tell any difference in recoil; or for that matter, any other characteristics.

    John Radtke
     
  18. The Stive

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    Great powder for 20 and 28 ga. I use it and like it. John
     
  19. Flinch king

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    Hello fellow Alliant user,
    I took your advice and tonight will be the proving ground for my new (copied) load. I went with the 15.5 and 7/8 load because of how close it was to the unique load that I was using. What caused me to change is the lower pressure from the 20/28 powder. I'm hoping that it will help with the doubles due to muzzle jump and recoil. Last week I shot a 21 in the first round and a 23 in the second round under the lights. I will report back tomorrow on the results. If you don't hear from me either I sucked last night or look for a post like the one where the gun exploded. Either way you'll know the outcome.

    Thanks for all the help,
    Brian Seibert
     
  20. Landshark

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    I love it in my AA HS 28ga loads.
     
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