20 Guage Skeet Load


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BYJO4
July 7, 2011, 08:28 PM
I want to use Greendot powder with Win AA hulls, Win 209 primers, and Win WAA 20 wads with a velocity of 1200 FPS. Can someone give me the grains of Greendot needed for this? Thanks for any help.

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243winxb
July 7, 2011, 08:57 PM
3/4 Oz -14.5gr Greendot 9940 psi from the Alliant 2010 reloaders guide, free from Alliant. No other listing with 7/8 oz.

oneounceload
July 7, 2011, 09:11 PM
Alliant and Hodgdon both recipes online

GooseGestapo
July 8, 2011, 06:07 PM
Green Dot is too fast burning for the 20ga with heavier than the suggested 3/4oz loads.

Use Hod. Universal for a good economical powder for the 20ga. It works for up to 1.0oz loads with the 20ga and is superlative in the 28ga with 3/4oz target loads.

Leave the Green Dot for the 12ga with 1-1/8oz and 1-1/4oz low velocity loads. My personal favorite load for the 12ga is a 3-1/4dr.eq. load and 1-1/4oz. Back before lead was out-lawed for waterfowl shooting, I used Green Dot and 1-1/4oz of #5's for shooting ducks. It was efficient and deadly to 50+yds. Worked much better on those below freezing mornings than HS-6/Win540. Much lower powder charge than BlueDot.
For cripple's I'd substitute #71/2's, and use #8s for doves..... One load did it all.

Ah, the good ole days !!!!

steve4102
July 9, 2011, 02:50 AM
My favorite for light 20 ga loads is Unique and for heavy loads it's tough to beat old Blue Dot. Never tried GD, sorry.

cfullgraf
July 9, 2011, 04:42 AM
My favorite for light 20 ga loads is Unique and for heavy loads it's tough to beat old Blue Dot. Never tried GD, sorry.

I also use Unique in my skeet loads.

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