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I have inherited a P&W 20 ga reloader and would like to reload as close to the Remington STS spec's as possible. I am new to reloading so all help with components is welcome. I have seen Whiz White on here and if he has any suggestions I would appreciate them. Thanks All Kevin
 

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You can't actually get there since Remington ammunition is loaded with non-canister powders that are not available to the public. Using powders that are available, I would suggest:
STS 20 ga Hull
Remington STS primer
Remington RXP20 wad
16.0 grains Hodgdon Universal powder
7/8 oz magnum (hard) shot

This should be a hair over 1200 fps.
 
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I load RGC hulls and their Sport loads with 14 gr of 700X with 7/8 winchester wads if thats any help . I will get some claybuster wads as I`m out of Winchesters . I don`t like the STS`s after they have been shot a few times . The cheaper hulls seem better to me - 6 or 8 point - doesn`t matter .
 
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I see no difference with my loads . Breaks targets when your on . 700X is listed in my book for 20 ga .
 

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Bob Ks recommendation is very good...actually, many use slightly less - 15 gr. of Universal - little slower velocity but lower pressure. This is the load some of the top skeet shooters use for 20 ga. when using 20s in the 12 ga. event, as well as the 20 and doubles events. Ed
 

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I have a book that lists 700-X for 28 , that was 20 years ago when it was DUPONT powder, no loads in the current IMR guide for any 20ga with 700-x except Federal ,use at your own risk. JP
 
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I do have both books from Dupont and IMR for reloading 20ga hulls . Since some of the recipes from both books on the same hulls show exactly the same results and I am loading only 14 gr. that should be lower than 1200 fps and abt 10000 chamber pressure , it seems to me they are very similar with the different manufacturers . Just because they haven`t listed "all" of the powders , primers and hulls -- which the book may be too heavy to publish for the average reloader , I don`t think I`m taking that big a chance since I`m not looking for a sky buster load for trap , skeet or S/C. They do list 700X in the safe range using 12.1 - 15.5 , although they aren`t listed for the RGC or STS hulls but what the hell . I`ve been shooting this for 4 years . I tried it with 12.5-13 gr. and had light loads and they wouldn`t eject from an auto so I upped it to 14 gr.and they work just fine .
 
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