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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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