I want to load up some 20 *****, going to get some Remington STS hulls to load.... Want a light load for trap & quail...
What is the best Primers?____
What is the best Powder?____
What is the best Wad?____
Thanks in advance..
Use the components that are locally available. That way it will be easy to keep them in stock. Primers from Federal, Winchester, or Remington are all good. I use Alliant Unique, Herco, and Hodgdon Universal Clays, in that order, based on price. For wads, I use the Duster and Claybuster clones of the Winchester AA wads for 7/8 oz, Remington SP20 for 1 oz loads. Find a load that you can produce with local components and enjoy.
I second WWB's recommended load for skeet. Works well and is a cost effective load. I personally find a one once load in a 20ga starts to get to hot and although not bad on the recoil does product more muzzle jump and I do not find myself hitting any more targets with a 1 oz load over a 7/8 oz load. As for heavy shot , unless your after waterfowl and have to shoot nontoxic shot, it's kind a pricey.
Just repaid my yearly dues at the gun range ($50 a year)...
My daughter wants to out shoot me on some clays... we will see what happens.!!... May try to pick up some 12 ga & 20 ga Remington STS hulls while I am there... Ebay sells them for over 5 cents apiece....
If you are shooting a tube gun look for another powder. I know
of more than one that has cracked a chamber shooting green dot. It's pressure is about like unique but it has a sledgehammer
effect. (A steeper pressure curve.)
P.S. I load universal and longshot for 7/8 oz. skeet loads, they work very well.
I use Scott Solo 1250, or will untill my last still full 8# jug is used up. Then it will likley be Universal or Herco. I like the Remington wad and next the AA or CB clone. Normaly just load 7/8 oz loads.
Case: Win AA
Powder: Hodgdon Universal Clays
Primer: Rem STS 209
Wad: Rem RXP 20
I load 14.5 grains of Universal Clays. Very soft and crushes targets when I do my part. I have shot this load now for 2 years (about 25,000 rounds) through my Briley tubed gun with not a single problem. Universal is very clean as well.
Speed? My guess is around 1180 fps. Good luck!
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