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20 Guage Skeet Load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BYJO4, Jul 7, 2011.

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  1. BYJO4

    BYJO4 Member

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    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.
     
  2. 243winxb

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    3/4 Oz -14.5gr Greendot 9940 psi from the Alliant 2010 reloaders guide, free from Alliant. No other listing with 7/8 oz.
     
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  3. oneounceload

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    Alliant and Hodgdon both recipes online
     
  4. GooseGestapo

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    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 !!!!
     
  5. steve4102

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    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.
     
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    I also use Unique in my skeet loads.
     
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