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 Post subject: wsf powder for 28 gauge
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:10 am 
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Hi everyone,
I was wondering if anyone has a powder preference for 28 gauge reloading. I have WSF powder and have been using it for a long time. I know different powders are for different loads, i was just wondering if there was a “latest and greatest” powder I should try instead. And a powder that is realistically available.

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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:09 pm 
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Sage Doc wrote:
Hi everyone,
I was wondering if anyone has a powder preference for 28 gauge reloading. I have WSF powder and have been using it for a long time. I know different powders are for different loads, i was just wondering if there was a “latest and greatest” powder I should try instead. And a powder that is realistically available.

Thanks!

Hodgdon no longer suggests WSF for the 28 due to unexplained pressure excursions. Therefore you probably should stop using it for the 28, regardless of your past experience and luck.
Longshot and 20/28 are both good choices.

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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:13 pm 
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Hodgdon's HS6 is another. Most recent new 28ga powder is Winchester 572.


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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:18 pm 
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Sounds good. I picked up some Longshot powder today. I should still be able to use the WSF for 20 gauge, right?
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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:21 pm 
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Longshot works VERY well for the 28 ga. AA-HS hulls, and is the powder Winchester recommended for reloading the 28 ga. AA-HS hull when they introduced it. You will be pleased with it and its performance.

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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:55 pm 
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Very happy with 20/28. Nice fit in the AA-HS hulls, clean burning, and meters consistently.


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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:05 pm 
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Sage Doc wrote:
Sounds good. I picked up some Longshot powder today. I should still be able to use the WSF for 20 gauge, right?
Thanks

Just a friendly reminder: You should be very careful where you get your load data. To my knowledge, there are nothing but great, helpful people on this ‘site. But ... how do you know? In the time it took you to type this question you could have found the answer from the manufacturer’s load data (and you would have seen that 28 gauge data is absent).

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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
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If you like ball powders HS6 as mentioned above is one of my favorites. It shoots a little dirty but it’s performance is top notch

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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:21 pm 
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Longshot was my powder of choice for the 28 gauge until 20/28 came out. 20/28 is cheaper and the hulls last longer.


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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:34 pm 
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Curly put me onto the 20/28 Alliant powder. Has worked very well for me. I am using the published recipe online with Alliant for 3/4 oz.

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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:42 pm 
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I was informed Winchester used 17.5gr of W540 (or HS6) to load CF 28 ga AA skeet loads approx. 20 years back.


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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:55 pm 
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Gotta go w/Unique!!


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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
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That is correct about 540. I still use it in CF hulls

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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:15 am 
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Green Dot is one that is almost always available at a reasonable price but not many folks recommend for 28 gauge. Not sure why. It works beautifully, being very clean burning in that gauge and very economical. It was my favorite for many years.

From Alliant Powder Reloader's Guide.

In Rem STS case.
3/4 1,200 Rem 209P Green Dot WAA 28 12 10,300

In Winchester HS case.
3/4 1,200 Win 209 Green Dot CB 5034-HS 12.5 11,900


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 Post subject: Re: wsf powder for 28 gauge
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:19 pm 
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I usually use Universal Clays. But after looking at the load data for 572, it's the powder I would choose. I'm not sure, but I'm thinking it might be the powder Win uses in some of the factory 28 ga. loads. Hodgdon lists 66 loads for it.



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