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Old February 11, 2001, 10:29 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a 20 gauge load with 1 oz of shot in a Win. AA.

I've been to Alliant's website and it doesn't list a 20 gauge load for Red Dot, though it's description says it can be used for 12, 16, and 20 gauge loads.

Any help is very much appreciated.

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Old February 12, 2001, 08:02 AM   #2
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They don't have a recommended 1 oz load using Red Dot.
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Old February 12, 2001, 09:28 PM   #3
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Thanks!

That's what I've been finding out. What do you think about Herco or Unique?
 
Old February 12, 2001, 11:51 PM   #4
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20 gage Red Dot Loads

Kilgor11:

Re the above, Red Dot is listed for 20 ga, loads, not all, but a number of them.

I refer to content in Reloaders Guide For Alliant Smokeless Powders, 1996 edition. This booklet was a freebe, avaialble for the asking. Alliant's toll free phone number is, or was, as indicated in the booklet 800-276-9337.

Good luck in your search. Red Dot works very well, in 45 ACP also, especially with 200 grain SWC's.
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Old February 13, 2001, 12:38 PM   #5
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Red Dot is too fast of a powder for that heavy a shot charge in 20 ga, it would be better for a shot charge 3/4 oz or lighter. If you want to stick with Alliant, Herco or Blue Dot is what you are looking for, but both will be very dirty. Longshot is a new powder from Hodgdon that works very well in heavy 20 ga loads. It burns very clean and meters well through the grabber.
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