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GREEN DOT FOR 20 GAUGE

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dolphin62, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. dolphin62

    dolphin62 Member

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    ISEEN SOME LOADS LISTED FOR GREEN DOT AND WINCHESTER AND FEDERAL HULLS USING 7/8
    IN 2O GAUGE.

    HAS ANYONE EVER USED THIS POWDER FOR 2O AND IF SO HOW WELL DID IT WORK FOR YOU.

    IHAVE SOME SO I WOULD LIKE TO USE IT UP...ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    It works just fine. I use from 13 to 14.5 grains in my O/U. HMB
     
  3. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    Green Dot is no longer recommended by Alliant for 7/8 oz loads in Winchester and Remington hulls, but there are some for the Federal hulls. Alliant limits their Green Dot - Winchester hull load recommendations to 3/4 oz. See the url for Alliant reloads.
     
  4. wm rike

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    Green Dot is really a 12 gauge powder, though in the past some considered it sutiable for 20 target loads. Starting several years ago Alliant began stepping down their recommended Green Dot loads for 20 gauge. Improved pressure testing methods showed that the old 14 gr. load behind 7/8 oz of shot was generating excesive pressure. Alliant considers Green Dot in any charge weight unsafe in 20 gas except behind 3/4 oz in 20 ga., and that generates a good amount of pressure. A lot of recipes that we have used for years have changed in recent times and it pays to get current with all the powders you have in inventory.
     
  5. Quack Shot

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    Use it for 12/16 ga or trade it for something more suitable for the 20 ga. This question comes up often enough, since there "used" to be 20ga data listed for Green Dot. The newer pressure testing methods have prompted many component manufacturers to revise their loading tables from time to time. I believe that this was one of those times. You might "Get Away" with it, but why take the risk for the cost of a little powder? Trade it, gift it, or use it for fertilizer. It's not worth the risk of injury or damage to your firearm.
     
  6. mrskeet410

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    I heard Briley and/or Kolar asked Alliant/Hercules to reevaluate Green dot in 20 gauge because of he high nmuber of split tubes with Green Dot.
     
  7. timb99

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    There are better powders for 20 gauge, such as Hodgdon Universal Clays, Alliant Unique, and others.
     
  8. dolphin62

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    I think I will just save the green dot for my 12.....
     
  9. Quack Shot

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    dolphin62

    Good choice! If you shoot a 12, Green Dot is a great powder for target loads. I use it for a LOT of my handicap loads.
     
  10. redhawk44

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    Flincher....you are right about GD not working in a gas gun.

    I was shooting GD in the 20 O/U and getting along just fine, but when I tried it in the 1100, it was no dice. It burns clean in a 20ga., and with a 1150 fps load, the pressure is OK, but if you wanna shoot the same shells in a gas gun, you will be better served with something a little slower in burning rate.
     
  11. Remstar311

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    Green dot does burn slow.
     
  12. redhawk44

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    Remstar...Green Dot burns slowER than some others, such as bullseye or Red
    dot, but it is a little on the fast side when used in the 20 ga.

    For most loads in the 20 a slowER propellant than GD is to be preferred. Something on the order of Longshot or Unique for example(s).
     
  13. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Remstar311

    Green Dot burns "slow" compared to powders like Clays, Red Dot, Solo 1000, Nitro 100, Titewad, and Promo which are all ideal for light 12 gauge loads.

    Green Dot burns "fast" compared to Unique, Herco, 20/28, Universal Clays, WSF, SR 7625, 800X, Longshot, and SR 4756 which are the powders Hodgdon and Alliant list for 7/8 oz. 20 gauge target loads.

    sissy
     
  14. Remstar311

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    Got it. I was thinking in 12ga terms.
     
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