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recipe for 20ga loads

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by skeetfield, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. skeetfield

    skeetfield Member

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    need a recipe for 20ga lite loads for skeet. Have a bunch of GC 20ga hulls and cheddite primers. what powder and how much?
     
  2. rhett1977

    rhett1977 Member

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    14 grains of GreenDot and 3/4oz shot with the new Claybuster 3/4oz wad works wonderful and has little recoil
     
  3. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    I run even a little less than that much Green Dot, and it's a very soft load. See link above for load data for the Claybuster 3/4 oz 20 gauge load. Mark
     
  4. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    Make sure to use lower pressure loads with insert tubes.Higher pressures tend to crack chambers. Jeff
     
  5. Zoom.Golly

    Zoom.Golly Well-Known Member

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    Skeetfield - What powders do you currently stock?

    Skeet tubes or steel barrel?

    By "lite loads" do you mean 3/4 ounce loads?
     
  6. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Hodgdon Universal Clays is a great powder for 20 gauge loads.

    I've also found the Downrange DRV-20 wad to work quite well.
     
  7. Jawhawker

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  8. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    The 3/4 oz load in a twenty will give good breaks, save money and reduce recoil.

    I shot my first 100 straight using 3/4 oz loads with Purbaugh 20 tubes in an old Superposed many, many years ago.

    15 gr Unique in AA hulls with WAA20 wads and 3/4 oz 9's makes a dandy Skeet load.
     
  9. acorange

    acorange Well-Known Member

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    I also vote for the 14gr. of Green Dot 3/4 oz. load
    and 15gr. of Unique for the 7/8 oz. load.