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Reloading Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by chuckie68, Feb 26, 2012.

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  1. chuckie68

    chuckie68 Active Member

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    Does anybody use "Clays powder" in 20 guage? if so can you email me a recipe for Remington hulls? or a PM if it is easier.

    Thanks Chuck
     
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    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Clays is not appropriate for the 20ga. Universal Clays is.
     
  3. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Chuck:

    If what you mean is 7/8 oz. target loads, there are a gaggle of recipes for both International Clays and Universal Clays. Any payload heavier than a 7/8 oz. in most hulls requires a slower burning powder than either International or Universal Clays.

    sissy
     
  4. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    I use INTERNATIONAL CLAYS in the 20 gauge. INTERNATIONAL works ok in 12 gauge loads also, as long as they are 1-1/8 oz 1200 fps loads. It does not burn completely if you are loading real light, real slow loads in 12 gauge.
     
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    Winchester Super Field and Green Dot also work well in the 20. HMB
     
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    Just to repeat myself again. If it isn't a published load you shouldn't use it. Even less should you take advice (recipe) from someone you don't know.

    The website address above is for Hodgdon reloading guide. They don't list Clays loads for 20Ga shells as stated above international and universal Clays are listed. I think you should go to the guide and use their recommendations on powder for 20Ga loads.

    Bob Lawless
     
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    You can also use American Select according to Alliant's reloading data
     
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    Thanks for all the info guys. I guess I'll have to get some green Dot or Unique. Thanks again

    Chuck
     
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    universal clays is clean. especially with a downrange wad. good luck with it
     
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    I like Unique because I can use it in 20, 28 & 12 ga. It's a great shooting powder in each of the 3 and I only have to have 1 powder for all 3. Sure I still have another powder for .410. So now I have a whopping 2 types of powder for all 4 gauges. Keep it simple....

    Shoot safely, well and often,
    Tom
     
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    Alliant 20/28, designed for 20 and 28 ga.
     
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    I strongly suggest that you learn to utilize the on-line data guides available.

    Or if you want us to look up the information for you give us all the components you want to use.

    You now mention Green Dot, that hmb mentions that works well in the 20 ga. Well it WAS the Sk##ter's go to powder for 20 ga until Alliant made it cleaner burning and a lot of 20 ga tubes were cracking by the ejector/extractor most likely be cause of higher pressure. Alliant quickly removed all of the 7/8 oz loads with Rem and Win hulls. A quick look at the Guide at the site above only shows 3/4 oz loads with Rem hulls.

    Jason
     
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    Check the Lymans 5th edition for additional load info.

    Terry
     
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