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    06-12-2018, 06:38 PM
    The other load I've been working on in 20 ga is 45.0gr H4227 and my saboted 720gr bullet (commercial & predates the home cast version)@1268 fps Also have used magtech brass shells and 49.0 gr H4227 with newer 756gr bullet. Similar velocity and...
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    06-11-2018, 06:15 PM
    Seeing as hard dark nitro cards in 20&28 ga are impossible to find in the US, you can cut them from 12 ga ones, or my personal way is just soaking them in melted paraffin for a few seconds. These are 28's glued to 20's for my latest...
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    06-11-2018, 04:55 PM
    Thanks Ajay for passing along that word about the bullets. Thinking about putting in an order myself...
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    06-11-2018, 04:43 PM
    That powder that I've been using is reloader 17 85.0 gr has netted me 1300 feet per second with my 756 grain bullet in a plastic sabot. My best groups to date are 6-7"@100 Using too little of the powder will cause unburnt powder to remain in the...
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    05-30-2018, 09:09 AM
    Hello, been doing more work on my own 20g heavy slug loads. I designed the old West molds 12bore bronto bruiser. Now I'm working on a 20ga rifled highwall. Barrel is a 600ne pac-nor heavy blank. Action modified and barrel octagoned by John Taylor....
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check