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versalite yellow(down range) 20 gauge wads...need

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dolphin62, May 15, 2010.

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  1. dolphin62

    dolphin62 Member

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    i need some info on this wad...i have pc blue for reloading 28 gauge and they worked great. now i would like to maybe use them for reloading 20 gauge.

    the question I have is ...is there any info for reloading this wad i can't seem to find any. I would be using remington and some winchester hulls with unique powder.

    has anyone any recipes for this combo...also has any one any experience good or bad about this wad.

    any help would be great
     
  2. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    DRV20 previously was called Hornady Versalite.

    Hodgdon calls them DRV20 in some loads, and Hor. Versalite in others.

    http://data.hodgdon.com/shotshell_load.asp

    Alliant calls them Versalite.

    http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/default.aspx

    I use and like the wad.

    Personally, I recommend you go to the websites and get the specific information there.
     
  3. tracyhunter

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    go to shotgunworld.com there is a lite load for 20 ga discussion on there now with load data using drv20 wads.also ask DLM about any 20 ga load.He knows a lot about 20ga reloading.
     
  4. timb99

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    I just started using them for 20 gauge.

    What mrskeet said is correct.

    I talked to Ron Reiber of Hodgdon about them. He thinks these are an excellent wad.

    I'm using the following:

    Winchester AA hull<br>
    7/8 oz. of shot<br>
    14.7 grains of Hodgdon Universal Clays<br>
    Winchester 209 Primer<br>
    DRV 20 Wad (Hor. Versalite data)
     
  5. mrskeet410

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    timb99 - I use about 15.3 of Universal Clays and thought that was a light load. How's 14.2 working for you?
     
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    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    mrskeet, I checked, and its closer to 14.7. They work fine!
     
  7. todd farris

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    Does anyone want to buy some of these as I have 7 or 8 bags of them I won't be using.

    Todd
     
  8. mrskeet410

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    timb99 - Thank you. I just checked too. I was trying to stay ~1150 fps and it looks like you are ~1100 fps. Are you using them for skeet? If so, how are those 1100 fps working?
     
  9. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I just shoot recreational skeet in my company league, and I can't see much of a difference between my leads with these shells and my leads with factory shells. I can miss with either equally well.

    (Really, my average is probably in the high 80's or maybe 90 regardless of gauge.)
     
  10. 3dram8

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    I've been using the DRV-20 wad for a while now and have found that they pattern about a half-choke tighter than most wads just like the 12 gauge versions do due to the extra thick petals on the shot-cup. The 12 gauge version is favored for H'CAP loads since they hit the target hard even at the extended distances. The DRV-20 performs this way as well. This DRV-20 makes a GREAT Sporting Clay wad! For skeet, I like to use a pair of CYLINDER chokes since standard SKEET chokes really seem to smoke the targets about like IMP CYL does with the other wad types. YMMV.....Rick
     
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