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Green Dot for 20 gauge?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by sdhunter, Jan 23, 2010.

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  1. sdhunter

    sdhunter TS Member

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    Anyone have any good recipes for a 7/8 ounce load for 20 gauge using green dot?
    Lee Load All says 15.6 grains, am using remmie hulls.

    Steve
     
  2. Quack Shot

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    Green Dot is a bit fast for the 20 ga. There is a little data out there, but I'd be using a more appropriate powder. I would hesitate to use the "Lee Load All" data. It's not very precise regarding components and pressures. Go to Alliantpowder.com and look it up there, for the exact components you intend to use. If it's not listed, there may be a reason for that.
     
  3. Jawhawker

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    You would be alot better of with Unique.
     
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    there are no loads on Alliant's site for GD & Rem or Win hulls, only Federals
     
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    There are receipts in the new Alliant reloaders guide. It is for a 3/4 ounce load. They also show up on their website loading data.
     
  6. OldGoat

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    Clays Universal is a far better choice. Regards, Ed
     
  7. 333t

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    I get a nice clean burning load with 14.3 gr. Green Dot and 7/8 oz. shot in Remington STS hulls.

    Phil
     
  8. gun1357

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    For 333t: I hope you aren't shooting tubes because you are going to crack them. We used that charge of green dot 25 years ago but that was before they "cleaned it up". Ron
     
  9. halfmile

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    We had some 20 guage tubes crack for Internatioanl users, none for Universal.

    Kolar got tired of replacing one guy's. 3 in a summer.

    HM
     
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    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    You might be better served by using a powder specifically formulated tor 20 gauge.

    I prefer Universal Clays.
     
  11. 333t

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    My reloading guide has several 7/8 oz. loads using Green Dot and Rem. hulls. Here are some from Chuck Hawks's website using Win. hulls:

    20 GAUGE 2 3/4" SHELLS

    Winchester AA case, 7/8 ounce of shot, Win. WAA20 wad, 14.5 grains Green Dot powder, Win. 209 primer. MV 1200 fps; 10,500 psi.

    Winchester AA case, 7/8 ounce of shot, Win. WAA20 wad, 17.0 grains 800-X powder, Win. 209 primer. MV 1200 fps; 10,000 psi.

    Winchester AA case, 7/8 ounce of shot, Win. WAA20 wad, 14.0 grains Green Dot powder, Win. 209 primer. MV 1155 fps; 10,500 psi.

    Seems odd that these loads would crack chokes??

    Phil
     
  12. Gregg535

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    Phil,

    He isn't talking about Green Dot loads breaking choke tubes, but rather the Briley/Kolar type full length tubes that are inserted into the barrels to convert to another gauge. Skeet is a 4 gauge game and most shooters use an over/under with these tubes and then can shoot a single 12 gauge gun.

    The burning rate of Green Dot is on the fast side for 1200fps 7/8 ounce 20 gauge loads, so Unique or Universal Clays is a much better choice.
     
  13. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Green Dot is noted for pressure spikes in 20 GA loads. Why take chances-there are better powders in that gauge!!
     
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