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 Post subject: Re: 800 x powder and 20 gauge reloads
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:02 am 
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Agreed that everyone hates 800x, except for me. I worked up a nice 16ga hunting load with it and pheasants seem to fall out of the sky pretty well, when my head is on the gun.

I load on a 650 as long as I take my time and run the machine correctly, I am +/- .1 every drop



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 Post subject: Re: 800 x powder and 20 gauge reloads
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:59 am 
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You either must be bored or up to your butt in cold weather!!

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 Post subject: Re: 800 x powder and 20 gauge reloads
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:29 am 
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Come back one month ago from Kansas Pheasant hunting, i shoot exclusively my 800 X reloads 20 ga with #5.5 NP lead. it was really good on pheasant. but i reload in Fiocchi SW hulls.
20 gr of 800 X
Fiocchi Primers
Gualandi 2021 wads. (SG 20 M)
1oz # 5.5 NP lead.
on the pattern board : 80 % at 35 yards with a MOD.
work very good even with cold weather. But i load by hand because impossible to have regularity with charge bar.


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 Post subject: Re: 800 x powder and 20 gauge reloads
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:33 am 
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lugmastro wrote:
Agreed that everyone hates 800x, except for me. I worked up a nice 16ga hunting load with it and pheasants seem to fall out of the sky pretty well, when my head is on the gun.

I load on a 650 as long as I take my time and run the machine correctly, I am +/- .1 every drop


+1

i love 800-X for 16g hunting loads , prefereble 1 1/8oz @ 1330fps 6-5:plated
i use a OMV DVR-3 powder dispenser http://www.omv.it/prodotti/dvr-1/
and mostly new Fiocchi T3 hulls .. Works fine for Golden eye hunt in Dec-jan
( yes we can still use lead for divers )

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 Post subject: Re: 800 x powder and 20 gauge reloads
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:15 pm 
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dogchaser37 wrote:
lug,

You either must be bored or up to your butt in cold weather!!


Mark not too cold but defintely bored. Just saying 800x isn't all bad, just for most people.

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 Post subject: Re: 800 x powder and 20 gauge reloads
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 12:33 pm 
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I received some advice in a pm from a member here. It was about a poor metering powder. His solution was to buy an aquarium aerator pump from Amazon. It will have two outlets on the pump. Cut the hose about three inches long and attach the two hose ends to the two outlets. Use Broccoli rubber bands or buy some wider ones and use those to hold the pump against your powder tube. Plug the pump into an outlet and turn it on when you reload. You will be amazed how consistent your drops become. It is an $8 +/- fix. The fix works on 800X also.

I have another friend on here who does the same thing with an electric tooth brush.

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 Post subject: Re: 800 x powder and 20 gauge reloads
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:17 pm 
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Good idea, I might have to do that Chic, I have 8 # of 800x to use up (powder shortage again, only thing avail...)
It makes a nice 12ga bismuth load, and if I can get metering OK I can do 20ga and 28ga with it. Maybe I can find a spare elec toothbrush laying around...


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 Post subject: Re: 800 x powder and 20 gauge reloads
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:33 pm 
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