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Recipe for 20 ga 7/8 load

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by vmeter, Jul 17, 2012.

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  1. vmeter

    vmeter TS Member

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    Need advice on a load for a 20ga 7/8oz load. I am using AA hulls. Lost all my equipment 10 yrs ago in a fire. I was using clays powder, but don't recall which one. At that time I loaded a 1oz with Win AA wad and whatever primer was cheap at the time. It was a for clays and birds. Going with 7/8 because 1oz wads seem hard to find. Recipes would be appreciated.
     
  2. acorange

    acorange Well-Known Member

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    I like the 15gr. of Unique loads in the Alliant manual with the AA hull.
    Chamber pressure is lower with the Rem. wad and they seem to load easier.
     
  3. johnboy

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    Hodgdon's Universal with 15.5 grains of power, (recipe on keg), STS hulls with Remington wads and equivalent of Winchester 209, cheddite or noble sport primers.
     
  4. Notime2

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    Just ordered a 8lb. keg of International Clays. 14gns. in the 20, 2 - 366's 12 & 20, 1200fps both in Win old AA hulls. Notime2
     
  5. scoutmaster

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    Plus 1 on the International Clays.

    Scoutmaster
     
  6. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I found the Universal to be a better fit than International in the 20 gauge case. Also it works for me in the 28.

    Shot the Unique for years, the least velocity deviation of all. Chrony tests showed a shot to shot variation of 15 FPS.

    Either one will be excellent for the job.

    HM
     
  7. Ljutic111

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    Try Solo 1000 in the 11.6- 12.6 range. Very soft shooting. I stayed with 11.6. Great for kids also. Doesn`t beat them like factory ammo.
     
  8. short shucker

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    International Clays isn't a real good choice if you are using subguage tubes. Pressures get high in a hurry and will eventually crack the tubes.

    Universal and Unique work too well to use anything else.

    ss
     
  9. BigJohn270

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    I run 14 gr of Intl. Clays with claybuster wads at 1200 FPS.
     
  10. vmeter

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    Thanks for all the info. Would my best bushing selection be from the Mec bushing chart that shows all the different powders? Also would like a website where I can make my load using my components and see the data. Such as feet per second, pressure and anything else that would be useful.
     
  11. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Claybuster Winchester clone wad 15.5gr of Winchester Super Field(light 1100fps)up to 16.5gr for 1200fps and Win or Rem 209s Primers...shoots extremely clean for using in my autos...love that stuff
     
  12. Bruce Em

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    Is there a published source for Solo above? What hull and wad?

    May be faster burn than you think

    thanks
     
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