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Powder types, Shotguns #7578502
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Planning on shotgun reloading, have many pounds of vintage shot, #4, #6 looking to reload 20 gauge and 12 gauge. The Lee load all, will do fine for my needs Ii think. Plan on one for each gauge, small gauge loading mainly. Stocked up on #209 primers. What is a general shotgun powder that will cover both gauges? Also thinking of those round ball loadings for deer and target play. I'm seeing powder on shelves again.


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Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7578522
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Red dot,






Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7578527
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Universal and International

Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7578533
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Any numbers to go with those names? Is it labeled "for shotgun use"


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Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: la4wd54] #7578536
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Originally Posted by la4wd54
Universal and International


Universal clay and international clays






Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7578545
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Thanks passing through town again tomorrow. I will buy a couple 1 # containers for starters.

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Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7578562
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Red Dot is not a 20 gauge powder. It can be pressed into service for light 3/4 oz loads but there is no pressure headroom.

If you are looking at using one powder for both. You are looking at Green Dot, Blue Dot, Longshot, Unique, Universal, International and probably a few others in that range. Maybe 20/28.


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Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7578568
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Winchester WST for 12 g. I use Winchester WSF for 20 g. If you only want one I would purchase WSF for 12 and 20

Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7578594
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I like Hodgden Clays for 12, Universal Clays for 20 and 28 and H110 for .410


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Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7578600
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Taking notes fellas!


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Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7578602
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Longshot. It will also do double duty in some pistol rounds like the 10mm, 40 Short and wimpy, 357 SIG and some others with good results.


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Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7578622
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700X and Herco are my main powders. I also like Red dot ,Blue dot ,Longshot and Alcan 5 and 7.

Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7578623
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used lots of red dot in 20 and 12 --- not a clean powder but it make the gun go boom. I am sure there are better out there but for what I was doing it worked well.

Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7578633
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@Feedinggrounds How fast and how heavy of a shot charge would you like in 12 gauge?


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Originally Posted by wildflights
@Feedinggrounds How fast and how heavy of a shot charge would you like in 12 gauge?


Yup. Are you looking at hunting loads or target loads? Longshot will work in both but it is a kicker (also very dirty). You will be hard pressed to beat clays for the 12ga. with target loads and lite field loads. Your best bet is to look through a couple loading books and see if you can find a powder that will do what you want.


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Originally Posted by Monster Toms
Originally Posted by la4wd54
Universal and International


Universal clay and international clays


Thanks for the fix, sometimes assume they know it's clays.

Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: wildflights] #7578671
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Originally Posted by wildflights
@Feedinggrounds How fast and how heavy of a shot charge would you like in 12 gauge?

Speed? How fast is a rabbit or grouse? Seriously, if I can duplicate normal game load performance for 12 or 20 gauge, with #4 or #6 I have about 50# of each size. The #4 and #6 game loads are the most expensive now. 7.5 and 8 Skeet loads I have plenty of and are priced ok.


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Like they said, Red Dot and Green Dot will do about anything you want to do with 12 and 20. If you want to shoot fast or heavy, include some Blue Dot. I've had a couple Load Alls in 12 and 20 for 45 years and they still work great.

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Originally Posted by Feedinggrounds
Originally Posted by wildflights
@Feedinggrounds How fast and how heavy of a shot charge would you like in 12 gauge?

Speed? How fast is a rabbit or grouse? Seriously, if I can duplicate normal game load performance for 12 or 20 gauge, with #4 or #6 I have about 50# of each size. The #4 and #6 game loads are the most expensive now. 7.5 and 8 Skeet loads I have plenty of and are priced ok.


Get yourself some longshot powder and some rem sp/rp wads. They work great for hunting loads.


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Re: Powder types, Shotguns [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7578716
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These days it is wishful thinking to pick out a particular powder, run out and buy it, and live happily ever after.

What you will probably need to do is find ANY shotgun powder, buy it, and figure out the best way to use it.

Good luck.


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