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 Post subject: Re: Just shot my first bag of 3/4oz 20ga loads...HOLY SMOKES
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:22 pm 
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With shot now at, or close to $50/ bag after sales tax, this makes a lot of sense. I load 3/4 oz in 12 and 20 for informal skeet with the boys and I don’t feel handicapped at all



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 Post subject: Re: Just shot my first bag of 3/4oz 20ga loads...HOLY SMOKES
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:08 pm 
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Yup, love 3/4oz through a 20 gauge! I usually save factory or 7/8oz loads for hunting or when my daughters come along to shoot skeet or clays. They seem to break more with clays with 7/8oz but, I do not see much disadvantage or lower scores with 3/4oz loads.


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 Post subject: Just shot my first bag of 3/4oz 20ga loads...HOLY SMOKES!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:23 pm 
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You know I read the 3/4oz 20ga thread some time back thinking ‘what a bunch of mental nonsense’. Thought it was gimmicky or just for experts. So glad I ignored my initial reaction. This has, to me, eliminated any interest in adding 28ga barrels to my 20.


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 Post subject: Re: Just shot my first bag of 3/4oz 20ga loads...HOLY SMOKES
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:15 pm 
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Tailchaser posted:

Just started reloading 20ga,, Been reloading 410 & 28 ga,,, Having problems with reloading 7/8oz load with the WAA hulls with stack height. Picked up 500 Rem STS hulls and there working out awesome. Will save the WAA hulls for the 3/4 oz load. Just got the new 3/4oz slide bar so haven't had the time to try it out yet, Using 20/28 powder @ 15.7 drop = 1200fps

This is my experience as well - stack height is a little too high with 20/28, AAHS hull, CB wad, and 7/8 oz of #9 shot. I am not sure why this load works for some people - but I'm guessing they are collapsing the wad crush section a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Just shot my first bag of 3/4oz 20ga loads...HOLY SMOKES
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:14 pm 
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If you will get some of the blue Downrange wads or Remington RXP those stack height problems should go away

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 Post subject: Re: Just shot my first bag of 3/4oz 20ga loads...HOLY SMOKES
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:58 pm 
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What blue Downrange wads? Did you mean the Windjammer 20 gauge wads?
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 Post subject: Re: Just shot my first bag of 3/4oz 20ga loads...HOLY SMOKES
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:22 pm 
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bladesmith wrote:
I'm like you, only 3/4oz 12ga loads. They'll break birds out to 49yds with just LM/LM in my old SxSs. 3/4oz is all I load in 12, 20, and 28ga.


Me too. 12 gauge 3/4 oz loads are my go-to for skeet.

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 Post subject: Re: Just shot my first bag of 3/4oz 20ga loads...HOLY SMOKES
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:21 pm 
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mark-60 wrote:
bladesmith wrote:
I'm like you, only 3/4oz 12ga loads. They'll break birds out to 49yds with just LM/LM in my old SxSs. 3/4oz is all I load in 12, 20, and 28ga.


Me too. 12 gauge 3/4 oz loads are my go-to for skeet.


I also reload 12ga 3/4oz at 1250fps. They break clays. I also like them for the 5 stand. I

Less is more!

I haven't broken anything 49 yards out with them, but that could most certainly be the shooter, not the shells. Maybe I need more choke... or maybe I need to be more on target (one of the two)

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 Post subject: Re: Just shot my first bag of 3/4oz 20ga loads...HOLY SMOKES
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:58 am 
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At the cost of shot today the 3/4 ounce load will give you a
extra five boxes of reloads to shoot!




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