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What Powder to use in 28 guage

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  1. s100whunt

    s100whunt TS Member

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    What is a good powder to use in the 28 something that will leave room for a good crimp
     
  2. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    I only know one man who shoots and reloads 28g. He is a man that hates change. But he loves the new alliant 20/28. I will be trying it myself in 20g. soon.
     
  3. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    I like universal clays. Give that a try if you find unique too bulky, as universal is more dense than unique. If space isn't a concern, buy whichever one is cheaper
     
  4. tgene

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    Longshot is a very popular powder for the 28 gauge. Many powders are just to bulky to get a good crimp.
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    HS-6 or Universal clays.

    HM
     
  6. primer

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    I use 700x.
     
  7. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Universal for 20 and 28. Works beautifully and there is no crimp issues. Most folks I know use Universal for both 20 and 28.
     
  8. famill00

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    I can't wait to try out my 28 gauge on some pheasants next year...I have all summer to work up a load. Right now I am thinking AAHS hull, fio primer, longshot, and 3/4 oz of bizmuth #7 shot. I figure 7 lbs of bismuth should last a while. www.huntersbismuth.com I think I will buy the "easy to pour" version :)

    Forrest
     
  9. skeeljc

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    Hodgdon HS-6 (Winchester 540) will allow factory looking crimps with old style compression formed Winchester AA with WAA28 wad. I don't know how it works with the new HS hull.

    Jim Skeel
     
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    If you have old style AA hulls, HS-6 works great. New style does OK with HS-6, and all other hulls work well with Unique with 3/4 oz.

    I use Unique in everything and load 11/16 oz shot. Works great for Skeet. For field, I would load 3/4 oz at full speed. One ounce does not generally pattern well enough to fool with.
     
  12. phirel

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    Alliant 20/28

    Pat Ireland
     
  13. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    Two of the very best powders are Longshot and Alliant's 20/28. I have a preference for the American made Alliant powders.
     
  14. claybrdr

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    HS-6 and Longshot. Have not tried 20/28 and consider it an ingenious solution to a non-existant problem.
     
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    Just tried 20/28. It actually required a larger bushing than Longshot, but compacts well. Performance was excellant. Loaded 12.8 grains, AAHS hull, AAHS wad, and Win primer. Haven't shot it in the 20 ga. yet, but it loaded fine.
     
  16. ronbo142

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    I recomend Hogden HS-6 same as the old Winchester 540, you can use this powder on AA HS or Rem STS with the same results.

    Ronbo
     
  17. JeweTW

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    I use Herco in old style AA hulls.

    Bullfrog, what recipe are you using with 700X for 28 ga ? I haven’t found any data for 700X just 800X.

    Tom Jewell
     
  18. kolar12

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    Universal for 20 and 28 shooting clay targets. Longshot for game loads.
     
  19. Heavy Hitter

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    Unique user here....

    Forrest you might be looking for bismuth for a long time.... that website hasn't been updated in years and about every 6 months I read about it on the boards someplace that people try to get a hold of the company with no answer. Tried it myself probably 2-1/2 years ago.

    Sure sucks since a guy can't find bismuth loose anymore :(

    Kyle
     
  20. wolfram

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    I'm just finishing up a keg of Universal Clays that was used exclusively in 28 guage skeet loads and think I will try the 20/28 powder next because there have been so many encouraging comments about it. I found the Universal Clays to be very well suited for loading the 28 guage and certainly cleaner burning than HS6. The 20/28 powder will really have to be great to top Universal Clays but thats part of the fun in loading your own, you get to experiment.
     
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