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20ga light/super lite loads.

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I was asked today by a family friend if l can build his 7yr old some light 20ga loads. So l said should not be a problem. So here is my delima, l have Remington hulls, Win 209 primers, Remington RXP and AA wads, Clay's, International, and Universal powder, 700x. Charge bars from 3/4oz to 1oz. Can ya help a brother out?!?! He is shooting it in a Mossberg youth model with the multi piece stock.
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Look on the Hodgdon site. You can run International with 3/4 ounce load at 1150 FPS. I have not personally loaded that light but I would think it should fit and crimp well. It calls for a WAA20 wad. That's the tallest wad for 20GA. If it doesn't work then you will need to lighten up some 7/8 ounce loads using Universal.

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At the age of the kid, Dad should be working on upper body strength with the kid. Its going to take him a while to be able to "handle" the weight of a shotgun, short stock or not. Then using the Clay Buster 3/4oz wad, build a light load, try shaving a half grain or whole grain of powder off recommended loads to check recoil and stack height of the load.
 

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Winchester makes a low recoil / low noise AA load .... 980fps, min dram .91 oz (12)

Make them in 12 & 20 gauge
I want to reload them, not buy them. That's why l listed my list of loading components.
 
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The Claybuster 0175-20 wads are especially molded to contain 3/4 ounce (nominal) loads. The data supplied by Claybuster does not include all possible powders. If you don't have a powder that they list, you could consider using 7/8 ounce data as is, or with a small reduction in powder charge. -Ed
 

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If nothing else, I can use Styrofoam wafers or cherrios in the bottom of the 7/8ths wad and achieve what l need for he won't be shooting much/many. Just enough to get used to it.
 
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The Honey Nut Cherrio's work the best. They have a fine layer of sugar coating that keeps the Cherrio from breaking down while crimping.
Original are okay. The multi-grain are the worst. They crumbling into little bits.

Report back on what the young shooter thought about your shells and shooting.

Go out and shoot something, Have a great weekend.
 

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Use Grapenuts. They are light but damn hard so if they travel too far they might even break a target.
Thats for damned sure!!! They HAD to have been developed by a Dentist for they are guaranteed job security for them!!!!
 
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