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Nitro 100 for 20 gauge?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by RichK, Jun 27, 2009.

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  1. RichK

    RichK Member

    May 14, 2009
    Cortland County, NY
    A friend of mine is already using and liking Nitro 100 powder in his 12 gauge trap/skeet loads. He also shoots skeet in 20 Ga. and would like to also use this powder for those reloads. But, their website shows nothing for anything but 12 ga. loads! He is somewhat fearful since this is a new formulation which now is not usable for handgun loads as in the past.
    So...anybody doing 20 ga. target loads with this stuff? He is using a MEC loader so if you know the appropriate powder bushing it would be great. But he does have a scale too. Thanks!
  2. shrek

    shrek Active Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    Nitro 100 is NOT a suitable powder for a 20 gauge. WAY too fast burning.

    He would be much better served to get some Alliant 20/28 or Hogdon Universal powder and use a recipe provided by the powder company.
  3. sshotshell

    sshotshell Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Hi Rich. We're back up till the 26th. See you on Wens. I have a bunch of old assorted 20 gauge wads and AA hulls I'd trade for curent 12 gauge components.

  4. Andy44

    Andy44 Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    We would be hearing about another blown-up gun if your friend tried Nitro100 in his 20 ga!
    Tell him....ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!

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