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 Post subject: Re: The 20 gauge 3/4 oz Thread of Justice
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:58 pm 
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I'm sending out some 7/8oz promo loads to be tested to see what the pressures really are with modern components...I loaded gun club hulls, .890oz of shot, rem rxp20 wads, ched 209, and 11.7gn promo ...my 3/4oz loads are the same but with 12.0-12.2gn of promo and cb1075-20 wad so I backed the powder off a bit and used the rxp wad which generally requires more powder than the aa20 to achieve the same velocities and pressure so in this case it should give a better chance of getting a 7/8oz promo load I'm 20ga with a close to safe pressure level ...I'm not going to use this load and don't encourage anyone to try it ...stick to 3/4oz max! This is just for testing to see how high a simple 1/8oz of shot can spike pressure messing with 12ga powder in 20ga



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 Post subject: Re: The 20 gauge 3/4 oz Thread of Justice
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:21 pm 
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Just had to bring this excellent thread back to the top. I've been studying it for a month and just got done shooting some loads I put together.2 3/4"Federal Hull and wad,Winchester 209 primer,13.8 grains of Green Dot (2 pinto beans underneath the shot :mrgreen: ) with 11/16th of a oz. of Magnum 7 1/2 lead shot. Very low recoil out of my Red Label and Ithaca 37 although it is a bit dirty. It does a very good job of breaking clays to 35 yds with the modified and 40 or a little better with full. I'm very pleased with performance, and this will be a cheap practice load. Probably could shoot 16 yard trap if you got on em quick.


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 Post subject: Re: The 20 gauge 3/4 oz Thread of Justice
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:57 pm 
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hehe, - The ¾ ounce "thread of justice", - I love it.

Also, don't forget the Vectan powders for these ¾ oz 20-gauge loads.

If you're Ok with 1200 fps, Vectan's A1 (loosely similar to Green dot) works :

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For 1250-1325 fps, Vectan's A0 is the better choice :

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 Post subject: Re: The 20 gauge 3/4 oz Thread of Justice
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:14 pm 
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Repub - Thanks for the above post. I am going to try loading a few flats with A0 and see how things compare to 20/28. 20/28 availability has improved lately, but nothing like having alternatives. {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: The 20 gauge 3/4 oz Thread of Justice
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:25 pm 
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Nice! Not many folks had shot the vectan in 20ga when I was writing this, glad to finally see some good info!


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 Post subject: Re: The 20 gauge 3/4 oz Thread of Justice
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:22 pm 
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Dave in AZ wrote:
Nice! Not many folks had shot the vectan in 20ga when I was writing this, glad to finally see some good info!
I thought you had got this thread stickied.

I petition that it should be.


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 Post subject: Re: The 20 gauge 3/4 oz Thread of Justice
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:18 pm 
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Well, it got stickied, but then someone came through and undid all the stickies and just put a link to them in a single thread called "TOP THREADS Incl. Tips and Tricks for all major reloaders".

There's a link there in the first post I think ;)

I'm working on 3/4oz STEEL SHOT loads right now, I like that you can make a nice decoy 20ga load that fits well in a 2.75" hull.


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 Post subject: Re: The 20 gauge 3/4 oz Thread of Justice
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:15 am 
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Dave in AZ wrote:
Well, it got stickied, but then someone came through and undid all the stickies and just put a link to them in a single thread called "TOP THREADS Incl. Tips and Tricks for all major reloaders".

There's a link there in the first post I think ;)

I'm working on 3/4oz STEEL SHOT loads right now, I like that you can make a nice decoy 20ga load that fits well in a 2.75" hull.
Yea, I decided this year the Mossberg 20ga will be the "paddling around in the yak gun". It's just the right size to fit in the rod holder and light and fast enough for jump shooting teal.

Let's talk about your load. I've been using one built on the CSD-20 and Alliant STEEL, 3/4oz of #4 steel in Rio hulls

I'm considering ITX for the 20ga but haven't made up my mind yet.


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 Post subject: Re: The 20 gauge 3/4 oz Thread of Justice
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:22 pm 
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That'll be a separate thread. I've sent 10 loads in for testing in the last month all seven eights and 400 grain loads in a CSD 20 wad so little if any filler is needed. Three 1 ounce load using the Sam one wad in a 3 inch hull also. Was hoping for 7/8 oz in 2.75" going >1450 but that's still overpressure so far w csd.

Just did bpi invincible load in 20ga this weekend. 7/8 hw13#6 at 1640 or so. Worked well on ducks.


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 Post subject: Re: The 20 gauge 3/4 oz Thread of Justice
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:28 am 
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My favorite 3/4 ounce load is 14.5 gr Alliant 20/28 with a CB-1075-20 wad in a Remington STS hull. It shoots soft and it will run my Beretta 391 Sport.




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