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 Post subject: Federal top gun 20 ga
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:56 pm 
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Does anyone know if this is a straight wall case. I should know this to order wads.




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 Post subject: Re: Federal top gun 20 ga
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:17 pm 
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Yes, it is a straight wall case.

I've had good luck with Claybusters 7/8 and 3/4 oz. wads and Fed 20S1 wads (but the Feds are expensive).

Good luck.
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 Post subject: Re: Federal top gun 20 ga
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:23 pm 
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Straightwall, fiber/paper basewad.

I load up some hunting loads with them as you can get a bit more performance with them than tapered. Fed 20-S1 and Gualandi wads.

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 Post subject: Re: Federal top gun 20 ga
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:27 pm 
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I believe they are but I have been using claybuster 3/4oz. wads and 15.5 grs. of greendot powder with good results and good stack height.


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 Post subject: Re: Federal top gun 20 ga
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:22 pm 
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Yes they are and they call for a larger dia. wad. I had bad luck with the fed hull and the larger wad from CB. I gave the wads away and went back to the rem gc hull. I am not saying the wad was the problem but it was the same load as the rem hull. I shoot the factory federals and they go in the can


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 Post subject: Re: Federal top gun 20 ga
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:26 pm 
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geoh wrote:
Yes they are and they call for a larger dia. wad. I had bad luck with the fed hull and the larger wad from CB. I gave the wads away and went back to the rem gc hull. I am not saying the wad was the problem but it was the same load as the rem hull. I shoot the factory federals and they go in the can


CB doesn't have a 20g straight hull purposed wad.

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 Post subject: Re: Federal top gun 20 ga
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:07 pm 
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The Gualandi wads are for straight wall hulls and perform outstanding. SG20-M is nice and has a lot of loads. That's the wad I use for Fed and Fiocchi and Herters. Although honestly I have loaded up a bunch of Fed TG 20ga using the CB1078-20 or WAA20 wads, and was happy with the results when shot and chrono'd. However, I did load them and shoot them that week usually, and didn't candle any shells to see how the wad was keeping the powder in place. There might be some powder leakage around the wad I suppose if you carried them around a bit.

Anyways, here's the SG20M, very good sw hull 7/8oz wad:
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http://www.ballisticproducts.com/SG20M- ... /072SG20M/

and data for it:
http://www.ballisticproducts.com/images/ld20sg20M.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Federal top gun 20 ga
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:17 pm 
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I believe the ONLY tapered wall case Federal ever made was the Champion II. It was 30 years ago and I doubt they made it in 20ga. They were nice cases, loaded well, did not hold up worth a d***. Top Guns (12 or 20 ga) are straight wall.


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 Post subject: Re: Federal top gun 20 ga
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:05 pm 
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Have been using a Remmy SP20/540 and 1oz shot with great results.The RXP also works well


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 Post subject: Re: Federal top gun 20 ga
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:00 am 
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hoashooter wrote:
Have been using a Remmy SP20/540 and 1oz shot with great results.The RXP also works well


Same here with the SP20. Can't find them anymore but I use my one remaining bag of WAA20F1 wads as well, although sparingly.


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 Post subject: Re: Federal top gun 20 ga
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:27 am 
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I found that the tall steel base on the Federals seemed to stick in some of my guns, and I have gone to using Remington hulls exclusively.



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