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Hodgen Universal Powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Leggs, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Leggs

    Leggs Member

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    I used to load Hodgen Clays but since I can no longer get that I bought a keg of Hodgen Universal. Does anybody have experience loading that and is worth reloading for trap?

    Thanks
     
  2. sterlingworth

    sterlingworth Active Member

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    My load that I swear by not at is Rem hulls,winchester or cheddite primers,claybuster AA clone wads& 21.5 grains universal powder. Got the load off the hodgdon web site and it works great for handicaps, 1200fps I belive 9800 psi. Check out there web site plenty of loads. Good luck ..Ray
     
  3. Beretta Young Gun

    Beretta Young Gun Active Member

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    I load 23.5 in a gold medal with fiocchi primers, 1 1/8, and the CB3118-12AR. Smokes targets with minimal recoil. Great powder! BYG
     
  4. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    Universal is a powder for faster loads. The hodgdon book shows from 1200 fps and up with only Win 209's.

    Great powder, I use it and Clays all the time.
     
  5. Animal

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    I use it exclusively for my handicap and sporting clays loads. Just yesterday I was pulverizing targets from the fence, great stuff.
     
  6. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Works good in the 20 gauge too. HMB
     
  7. Leggs

    Leggs Member

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    Sounds good. Thanks for the replies
     
  8. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Banned User Banned

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    Don't foget the Twenty-Eight.

    Works great in 12 ga Three Dram and up loads with 1 1/8 oz shot.