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Unread 04-30-2019, 12:08 AM   #1
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Default 10 gauge hunting loads.

Well Its turkey season and maybe id give my 10 gauge a chance to prove itself. I use 18.5 grains of IMR RED and 1 ounce shot. Very light recoil. My only issue is that the barrels are damascus.

Anyone have solid loads that would be heavier? I already have the table of all the loads that a gentleman posted on here. Im looking for someone who has a load they used possibly?
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23.5 Green Dot & 1 1/4 oz shot. I believe it’s a tested load that was on this site. It’s very effective on Crows. More recoil than my favorite 10 load 19 RedDot 1 1/8 oz. and about the most powerful I want to use in my short 10 guns.

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Here’s the Green Dot link. Note the test was Bismuth & My shot bushing drops 23.5 not 24 as tested. Several Green Dot lead shot recipes are published with heavier charges. Too much for me.

http://parkerguns.org/forums/showthr...een+dot&page=2

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thanks, il check it out!
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Hodgdon has recently published data for three 1 1/4 ounce lead shot loads for the 2 7/8" 10 gauge. All of them would be considered "period correct" for velocity and pressure. I would have no qualms about shooting these loads in any of my composite barrel 10's.
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Pete,

What hull did they use for those results?

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What hull did they use for those results?

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If you go to the Hodgdon online reloading center you will see that all three short ten loads posted above were using a Federal hull cut down to 2 7/8"
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Pete,

I like the Federal hull and have been making 1 1/4 oz loads with IMR 4756. I still have about 6lbs left, but its nice to know that I have an alternative when I'm out of it. Thanks for pointing out that there is new data on 2 7/8" 10 gauge loads. You know the only thing I don't like about the Federal hull is the paper base. Sometimes the darn thing will separate and get stuck in the barrel. I try and remind myself to check the barrels after each shot before I reload, but it is engrained in me to keep my eye on where the bird fell.

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I don't know if what I do is correct, but I treat all 10ga hulls, Rem, Fed, and Win, all the same for reloading. They're all a straight walled hull. I use the 23grs of GD with a 1 1/8oz load - easy on the shoulder.
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I don't know if what I do is correct, but I treat all 10ga hulls, Rem, Fed, and Win, all the same for reloading. They're all a straight walled hull. I use the 23grs of GD with a 1 1/8oz load - easy on the shoulder.
Iíve yet to try Green Dot (but eventually I will) , but I donít differentiate between REM and Federal hulls either .
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