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anyone make less than 7/8 oz wads for 20 ga?

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  1. 50calshooter

    50calshooter TS Member

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    I want to load lite less than 7/8 oz lead for 20 ga. Can't seem to find any wads. Or data thanks for the help. Loading Rem STS hulls. David
     
  2. Dove Commander

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    Windjammer made a 3/4 oz wad, but I'm not sure if it's still available.
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Use a 28 guage card in the bottom to take up space. I made some light loads for my son when he started.

    Try Ballistic Products or Gary Butler.

    HM
     
  4. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    Go to ShotgunWorld.com Forum section & seek out their reloading section.....lots of info. Plenty of data for 3/4 oz loads for 20 ga. I load & use a 3/4 oz. load in a couple of my 20's & they work great with little recoil. Good Luck!
     
  5. RunGunIPSC

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    Try ballisticproducts.com 1-888-273-5623 Just be careful as a lot of their wads are made for a straight wall case & are a tight fit in a taper wall case. Tom
     
  6. Shooting Coach

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    What has worked for me for many years is simply to use 16 gr Unique, WAA20 Claybuster or other clone, and 3/4 oz. This load will work fine in Winnie or Remmy hulls. No adjustments needed on a Mec 9000.

    I ran my first hundred in a Purbaugh tube gun with this load many years ago.
     
  7. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    The current Winchester WAA20 wad will allow 3/4 oz loads while still having a decent crimp. It is one of the few standard 7/8 wads that can do double duty with 3/4 oz loads.
     
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    Another for the Winchester 20 gauge wad. My Remington wads have a taller shot cup on top for the 7/8 ounce load. The Winchester wad is actually better suited to a 3/4 ounce load. I don't have any adjustments when I load them with Unique powder.
     
  9. BunkerGuy

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    I found the AA20 wad with the Hodgdon International Clays 3/4 oz recipe in the current 3 piece AA HS hull loads loads perfectly. I used the much denser WSF powder for the 7/8 oz load. Seems to work as well with the occasional universal case that slips in...

    Probably would work well with the Remington case. Don't use Remington these days since I only get 4 - 5 reloads, as opposed to more than 10 with the AA HS.

    - - Bill
     
  10. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    50calshooter, try 13 gr. of Int. Clays, WAA20 wad, STS hull, & Win. 209 primer
    for your 3/4 oz. 20 gauge loads. I've used this load for several years. Great crimps in the STS hull, not so great with the AA.

    I have a very lightweight SXS that would really beat me up when shooting the SXS events so I went to this load directly from the Hodgdon manual & it really solved the recoil problem & seems to perform just as well as the full 7/8 oz. load.
     
  11. Shooting Coach

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    The odd thing about this load is the fact that breaks are about the same as the 7/8 loads give.

    I also load 11/16 oz in the 28 with Unique. Same as above, same breaks as heavier load. I don't know about hunting performance, but for Skeet, they work well.
     
  12. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    I use the AA20 wad for 3/4 oz loads for my Grandson with no problem. I use a bulky powder like PB to take up space.
     
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