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Old 05-18-2020, 09:07 AM   #11
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The sooty problem will also be better if you change from Red Dot to Hogdon Clays which burns much cleaner and more completely. I agree with jwsmith if you are going to stay with Red Dot you need to bump up your charge. Red Dot does not work well for light loads.
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Old 05-18-2020, 12:03 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by dawgs2 View Post
The sooty problem will also be better if you change from Red Dot to Hogdon Clays which burns much cleaner and more completely. I agree with jwsmith if you are going to stay with Red Dot you need to bump up your charge. Red Dot does not work well for light loads.
I only have about a pound and a hlf od red dot - i will try Clays next time i see some at the local gun shop - thanks!
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Titewad is also another good choice.
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The formulation of Red Dot has been changed and it's allegedly much cleaner burning now.

https://www.alliantpowder.com/produc...r/red_dot.aspx
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:25 PM   #15
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I have a question regarding 1 ounce load for 28 gauge .
Does anyone have the powder charge specs ?. I see where #5 or 6 manufactures are now producing 1 ounce loads ,but can't seem to locate any load data concerning it !?

I've read Lil-gun powder but NO charge weight was listed . Ballistics Products has Wads and I have Bu-coo hulls of nearly every description ,so Anybody ??.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:27 AM   #16
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The Lyman 5th Edition reloading handbook has one (1) load for 1 ounce loads for 28 gauge that uses Blue Dot powder and some cards instead of wads.

You interested in the recipe? If so I'll put it up.

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Found a couple of other things that might interest you. The second one, a book from Ballistic products allegedly has recipes for 1 ounce 28 gauge loads.

https://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/vie...?f=13&t=429584

From bp load manual, load 80331-234L. Win primer, 13g steel powder, hv28 wad, 1 oz shot. It's only 1100 fps

https://www.ballisticproducts.com/Sm...uctinfo/00MSB/

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Old 05-23-2020, 12:40 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Flash View Post
The Lyman 5th Edition reloading handbook has one (1) load for 1 ounce loads for 28 gauge that uses Blue Dot powder and some cards instead of wads.

You interested in the recipe? If so I'll put it up.

Edited to add:

Found a couple of other things that might interest you. The second one, a book from Ballistic products allegedly has recipes for 1 ounce 28 gauge loads.

https://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/vie...?f=13&t=429584

From bp load manual, load 80331-234L. Win primer, 13g steel powder, hv28 wad, 1 oz shot. It's only 1100 fps

https://www.ballisticproducts.com/Sm...uctinfo/00MSB/

I would very much appreciate that ,as I have Lyman # 3 and 4 manuals

However I'm heavy on metallic reloading books all the way back to Speer # 7 which I bought New in 66 . So if anyone should ever Need OLD or NEW cartridge load info ; I've GOT IT . Including ALL service Gas Rifle loads .

80% of MY shotgun loading consist of WSL 18.5 -20 Gr. 12 gauge 1- 1 1/8 loads . The remainder are Hunting loads ranging from 1- 1 5/8 ounce 12, 20 and 28 gauge .
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Old 05-24-2020, 07:05 AM   #18
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Federal Plastic Cases Paper Basewad, Fold Crimp

1 oz. Magnum load

powder: Blue Dot

Charge: 20.0 grains

Primer Fed. 209A

Wad Column: two 28 ga. .125" cards, one 28 gauge 1/2" fiber under shot

Velocity: 1125

Pressure (psi): 10,600
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Old 05-24-2020, 03:53 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Flash View Post
Federal Plastic Cases Paper Basewad, Fold Crimp

1 oz. Magnum load

powder: Blue Dot

Charge: 20.0 grains

Primer Fed. 209A

Wad Column: two 28 ga. .125" cards, one 28 gauge 1/2" fiber under shot

Velocity: 1125

Pressure (psi): 10,600
Excellent THANK YOU .
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Good to hear that you also shoot the One True Gauge. I'm the resident 16ga fanatic on this forum, I have 11 of them. 5 - sxs, 2 - o/u, 2 - pumps, 1 - autoloader, and one single-shot. I shoot all of them fairly regularly, except the single, it's being worked on.
Yes, the old tried and true 16 double is my go to when the pheasants are flying. Sad that it's all but forgotten by all but a very few in todays shotgun world.
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