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Ounce Hunting Load in 20 ga

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Recoil Sissy, Nov 17, 2010.

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  1. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Group:

    The price of one ounce 20 gauge field loads with 7 1/2 shot or smaller is fairly reasonable. The price of one ounce 20's loaded with 5's or 6's is absolutely nuts. So... I'm going to load my own.

    I'll be using AA hulls and Win209 primers. I have easy access to WAA20F1 and RXP20 wads. The question is powder.

    I'm going for 1200 - 1250 fps velocity which eliminates pretty much everything except Blue Dot and Longshot. Does anyone have experience with either powder in a one ounce 20 ga. application?

    Thanks in advance,

    sissy
     
  2. GROCERY GUY

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    Try aliant's 20/28 powder. You can get 1200 fps. it won't beat you to death either. Have used it all last year for my grandson shooting trap. Glenn Allison
     
  3. Jawhawker

    Jawhawker TS Member

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    I would try to locate some HS7 or 571 powder. It made a dandy using the WAA20F1.
     
  4. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Hodgdon has loads listed for HS-6, HS-7, IMR 800x, and Longshot.
     
  5. kehrby

    kehrby Active Member

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    I use longshot for my 20ga hunting loads and I like it very much. Have also used HS-7 but switched to Longshot. Can't remember why right now.

    Steve
     
  6. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    AA hulls, W209, WAA20F1,1 oz,......Longshot. Yes, I've loaded some that way. 1165 fps as I recall, don't remember the exact recipe, good load! BTW, are they making the WAA20F1 wad again?

    John C. Saubak
     
  7. walnutmaker

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    If any of you guys know where I can get some more HS-7 I'm all ears???? Thanks Phil S.
     
  8. Union34

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    Try the new Pro Reach. I have been loading 19.5 grains with the AA hull and have been getting excellent results for quail. 1 oz of 6's really smokes them. Velocity runs about 1300fps.
     
  9. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen:

    Thanks for the comments and advice. It's very much appreciated.

    sissy
     
  10. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    The problem is the only wad currently mfg for 1oz 20s is the SP20, the WAA20F1 has been gone for @ least 5 years, unless they are offering it again, if so, I'd be very interested in finding out where they are available from.
     
  11. fishguts

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    I have used Blue Dot for 20ga. 1 ounce loads and it's a real nice load, shot it at trap also.

    Rem/Win hull

    Cheddite primer

    21.9grs. Blue Dot (my mec bushing #24 drops 21.5grs.)

    Rem SP20 wad

    1 ounce 71/2's

    1200fps.

    This is a published load in a manual, but I don't remember which one I took it from, may be the current Alliant reloaders manual.

    Wayne
     
  12. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Wayne. The 1 oz Blue Dot load is great. Been using it for 10 years. The wads can be hard to find, so buy plenty when you find them.
     
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