hello, this is my first post on here but ive been lurking for a while.i am new to reloading in general. i have always had the mind set to try new things and to figure out how to do things on my own. i do what i can with out fancy tools and what not.
i got some 20 gauge reloading componets ( a bag of rio 3" hulls, 2.75" ched hulls, some wads from bp a roll crimper, and some alliant 20/28 powder.) i also had some 54 cal lead balls that were laying around. i figured out that they fit snugly in SG20L wads from bp, so i sat down and thought up a load, what i have came up with is 14 gr of 20/28(very similar to unique from what i have read) a single 1 layer square of toilet paper rolled into a ball for a spacer, sg20l wad with a teaspoon of flower to bring the ball to the right height, .54 lead ball, over shot card of card board with a roll crimp. most of the load data for 20/28 is 14-16.5 from what i have read and a .54 lead ball isnt near as heavy as a shot payload. i havent had time to test these yet, thats on the agenda for tm.
how does this sound? like i said i am new to reloading so any advice will be great. also i plan on shooting these out of my smooth bore remington 870.