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#621472 11/02/22 01:41 PM
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I cannot seem to find recipes for low pressure 20 guage: could someone point me in the right direction? Or, do I need to even worry about such a thing.? I am presently loading low pressure for 16 gauge, from the 16 gauge society from decades ago.
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I found one using longshot powder
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What do you define as low pressure?

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Approximately the pressure of black powder, less than 7-8000 psi

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I used 800x couple decades ago with my 20 Lefever H gun. Several 7/8 oz loads less than 8k

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I like 800x too, and 7/8 oz. loads.

See https://www.hodgdonreloading.com/?_ga=2.262809413.856121333.1589410055-1469254698.1589410055 for many recipes and pressure data.

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I just took a quick look at the Alliant site and found this loading:

Remington Hull
--- 7/8 1,155 Rem 209P Unique Orange Duster 16.5 7,700 Approx. psi Common hull, wad, and powder

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If you have a supply of a federal 20 target hulls look at Winchester 572. 1150 fps/ 7/8 ounce 7,000 psi. I load this for a 2 1/2” roll crimped low pressure load. My other favorite uses 800X which is no longer available sadly. But 572 is fairly easy to find. I use Winchester 209 primers but a similar cheddite primer load works as well.

Federal hulls are often tossed at Sporting Clay courses. One trap boy knew I used them and saved them for me. Asked me if I still needed them? I bought three target boxes for $30.00 and the thoughtful fellow even saved me the boxes. Just about 1,800 once fired hulls was a great find. I’ll load half as 2 1/2” rolled crimped and the other as 2 3/4” low pressure hulls.

Other powders like Unique work but any Alliant Powder has been hard to locate. I just bought an eight pound bottle of Unique and was told it was the first eight pounder that they had had in two years. That’s a supply chain problem and just about all Alliant Powders are difficult to find. So look for Winchester powders which have been much more available.

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I like the Remington hull. They measure about 2 9/16”. I trim them back to 2 1/2” and load them with regular crimp. The problem is Remington primers have been hard to find for two plus years and more costly than hens teeth. Last price I saw was well over $100/1,000. That hurts as I still have some on hand that I overpaid for at $28.00/1,000. Little did I know.

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