20 ga, Unique, 1oz load


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blarby
June 22, 2012, 01:08 AM
Given that Unique worked better than expected in 12 ga when I ran out of clays, looking to do some experimenting.

Plenty of recipes out there for 7/8 oz and Unique in 20ga...Useful, but not what I'm looking for.

Anyone out there successfully used Unique, in 20ga, with a 1oz load ?

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ArchAngelCD
June 22, 2012, 01:33 AM
Sorry I can't help with a recipe but I just want to mention Unique was originally made as a shotgun powder. Bullseye was the pistol powder and 2400 was the rifle powder. It's no wonder Unique did so well for you and also why it's a dirty powder. (shotgun powders usually are)

FROGO207
June 22, 2012, 06:54 AM
I always figured that the dirt was to help the old time fiber wads seal to the hull so it was designed that way.:D Now the manufacturers figure why mess with success.:scrutiny:

Uniquedot
June 22, 2012, 12:46 PM
Anyone out there successfully used Unique, in 20ga, with a 1oz load ?

Yes, but 7/8 oz is really optimum for the 20.

FED. plastic hunting cases/paper base wad.
16.0 unique
FD 209A
FED 20s1
1 0z birdshot.

You can sub the 209A for a Win 209 and the wad to an AA20F1. I've used several other 1 oz. loadings, but i find 7/8 oz to work just as well if not better (nice even patterns) in the 20.


I just want to mention Unique was originally made as a shotgun powder.

Actually Unique was named Unique as it was Unique in that it was for rifle, pistol, and shotgun.





also why it's a dirty powder. (shotgun powders usually are)

Shotgun powders have been cleaned up in recent years including Unique which is quite clean burning now.

blarby
June 22, 2012, 07:38 PM
Thanks for all the help, specillay to Graf- I'm waitin on that email !

I will give the one ounce, and the 7/8 a try, and let the intended shooter see which he likes best.

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