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I recently acquired an 20 guage lee loader and im not sure what wads and powder to get. I like shooting 3" #6 long range and have hulls from browning 3" and remington express 2 3/4". Id love to have something that patterns close to theese factory shells. So what wads would be best. Also the reloading book i have calls for long range powder. Should i try and track this down or would imr blue work as i have a lb of that?
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What reloading book do you have
The browning hulls are normally winchesters with browning stamps and have to be checked to make sure they are and if compression formed or seperate base wad Can almost see lines in the hull wall in your pic and if so seperate base wad design
Have to find the exact hulls in a reloading manual the speed you want to reload to match factory speed and it will tell you what wads and powder and primers is suitable etc etc
Only use published tested recipes from reloading manuals not what some one tells you is Ok to use Pattering will vary pending your choke and firearm make and has to be paper tested to get what you desire
Cheers
Long range powder ? I will aassume you are refering to hodgdon Longshot powder possibly . If so longshot is a very versatile 20ga powder .
Yes longshot works well in my 28ga too
Your right guys longshot is what the book calls for. I have the lyman 5th addition shotshell manual. For 1 1/8 oz heavy game load calls for long shot with rem sp20 wads. In a remington hull. So im assuming the rem hulls i have i can use this load, but the brownings different? Or cant use them at all? Or should i look into getting new hulls?

Also wheres the best place to source the items needed?
Depends on where you are
Fishing and hunting show this weekend in Windsor that should have some stuff
The gun dealer might have some, flint and steel might have some, young guns might too
Ive tried flint and steel, kelvin, mcphersons, cabelas etc for wads and longshot and havnt found any. Any places on the line good to order from?
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Where are you located OA ?
I have a pound if longshot
Got it from flint and steel when i was up last. I wont say its extra but ive got a few pounds stashed if yer stuck. Got a few 800x, and unique too
Where are you located OA ?
Hubbards according to his profile
Ill try flint and steel again. Im located just outside of hubbards
Your right guys longshot is what the book calls for. I have the lyman 5th addition shotshell manual. For 1 1/8 oz heavy game load calls for long shot with rem sp20 wads. In a remington hull. So im assuming the rem hulls i have i can use this load, but the brownings different? Or cant use them at all? Or should i look into getting new hulls?

Also wheres the best place to source the items needed?
Finding a different make of 3 inch hulls to buy new or used will not be easy Most don't reload 3 inch and toss them so hulls are scarce and yes the brownings are different and as said are normally made by winchester so COULD if the same use winchester data which would be in your manual Do you have 3 inch remington hulls since 1 1/8 normally won't fit in a 2 3/4 which is in your pic
Cheers
Ok i might just scrape the browning hulls.The remindton hulls i have are 2 3/4 and 1 oz , i also have some 2 3/4 kent hulls
Ok i might just scrape the browning hulls.The remindton hulls i have are 2 3/4 and 1 oz , i also have some 2 3/4 kent hulls
I would save them for down the road until you get more familiar with reloading one type as you say since if winchester they may take the same components or maybe just need a different wad or powder charge If you have enough remington 3 inch it would be a lot simplier at this stage for the 1 1/8 loads you desire
Cheers
When you say "Lee loader" are you talking about the one in the flat box and you do it all by hand / hammer or the Lee load all...mounted to a bench ?
I have some of the newer Remington Gun Club hulls here...2 3/4 inch, once fired..I can give you a hundred to start you out.
When you say "Lee loader" are you talking about the one in the flat box and you do it all by hand / hammer or the Lee load all...mounted to a bench ?
I have some of the newer Remington Gun Club hulls here...2 3/4 inch, once fired..I can give you a hundred to start you out.
Can they take 1 1/8 Fit yes but pattern like shit at least from my experience trying to do ity and that was with cutting wad petals but not with these new hulls either like gun club etc
What do you have for 209 primers ( IF ANY) and wads ? im presuming none also.
I don't think so Joe...1 oz only...I haven't ever done anything over 1 oz for all my 20 ga stuff. I didn't look that deep into it. I know BP makes short wads for that reason and loading short shells.
I don't think so Joe...1 oz only...I haven't ever done anything over 1 oz for all my 20 ga stuff. I didn't look that deep into it. I know BP makes short wads for that reason and loading short shells.
Didnot think so I know I had to use fiber wads in the few I did to get a pattern wad cutting no good Only reason I mentioned it is he said he wants to do 1 1/8 loads so I could not see how the gun clubs you offered were good for that MY guess the factory ones have special wads also for 1 1/8 in a 2 3/4
All the Browning shells I have ( 4 cases or so starting out ) were made by Olin/Winchester. They're the new 2 pc HS design...all 6 pt crimp too !
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