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Light 20ga starter load for trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by moore5833, Aug 6, 2011.

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  1. moore5833

    moore5833 TS Member

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    Anybody got a light 20ga load-low pressure,light recoil? I want to start my grandson trapshooting with more lead that a .410 throws.Perry
     
  2. joe kuhn

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    Perry,

    I picked up some 20 ga Win Super Targets at Wall Mart the other day. They're 1200 fps and 7/8 oz of 8s. 2.5 drams. Been waiting for a cooler day to 'approve' them and it looks like today is the day.

    Let us know what you end up with. Just picked up a 20 ga 650 Mec, so I'm interested.

    Joe
     
  3. mrskeet410

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    Moore - What are you loading in the 20 now? Do you currently stock Green Dot?
     
  4. skeeljc

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    The only one I have found is a 3/4 ounce load with International Clays. I load it in a STS hull with a Winchester WAA20 wad. Data is available on the Hodgdon website.

    Jim Skeel<BR>
    P/W Dealer/Distributor
     
  5. over the hill

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    I got into reloading 20ga. a few months ago on a MEC 600jr.

    I loaded AA hull, Win 20ga. wad and primer, 20-28 Powder, 7/8 oz. of shot.

    Recipe in the Alliant book. Having never loaded 20ga. I took the Mfg. suggestions using 20-28 powder. Very consistent drop after drop. Weight about dead on.

    My son said they shot well, but didn't comment on recoil.

    Try something and adjust to your liking.



    Regards....Gerald
     
  6. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    The 3/4 oz. load that Jim mentioned is the one that I use for 20 ga. events & dove hunting.....very mild recoil & patterns are great.
     
  7. Ljutic111

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    I have a very nice load for 20 ga - 11.6 gr of Solo 1000 . I usually swwitch them for those who bring 1200fps factory loads to the club so the kids could enjoy themselves better
     
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    Claybuster has a new 20 gauge wad for 3/4 oz loads (CB1075-20). Included in the bag is a sheet of recipes for a variety of loads in all kinds of hulls and many different powders. I loaded some up with Unique and was very pleased. Mark
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  9. joe kuhn

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    You'll find some 20 ga LT loads on the Hodgdon site. Universal Clays looks good to me because I already use that powder, but there are several other options.
     
  10. blowin smoke

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    When I switched my kids from .410 up to 20 ga. I picked up some flats of Fiocchi 20 ga. trainer load - 3/4 oz. of 7.5 shot at 1075 f.p.s. They crush targets and my kids say they feel less recoil than they did with the light .410 they were shooting. (These loads will not cycle an autoloader but I bought an 870 youth 20 ga. pump that they love). I load tons of 20 ga. shells but buying a case or two of these was easier than changing my loader/ crimp adj., etc. all around. I got mine from Able at a reasonable price. Recoil is a new/youth shooter's worst enemy in my opinion...
     
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