Long range crow load

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Funk50
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Long range crow load

Postby Funk50 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:56 pm

Does anyone have any lead loads for a 20ga either 2 3/4 or 3" that would work for crows out to around 60 yds? Thanks



continental shooter
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Re: Long range crow load

Postby continental shooter » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:40 am

Hey,

that's what I use on ducks, pheasants and all ground games (Scotland)

20/70 Fio616 800X 21gr x 420gr #5 B&P wad, star crimp at 60mm 10855 psi & 1328 fps
20/70 Fio616 800X 20gr x 463gr #5 B&P wad Star crimp @ 60 mm 11444 psi & 1303 fps

hope this helps,



Dave in AZ
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Re: Long range crow load

Postby Dave in AZ » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:30 pm

continental shooter wrote:Hey,

that's what I use on ducks, pheasants and all ground games (Scotland)

20/70 Fio616 800X 21gr x 420gr #5 B&P wad, star crimp at 60mm 10855 psi & 1328 fps
20/70 Fio616 800X 20gr x 463gr #5 B&P wad Star crimp @ 60 mm 11444 psi & 1303 fps

hope this helps,

Hey bud, which wad is that? The steel one for 24gr that BPI calls CSD20? Here's the BP page so you can tell me:
https://www.baschieri-pellagri.com/en/b ... /1/20.aspx
Also, I'm assuming Fiocchi hulls? And that this is a load you got tested at the proof house?
Thx much! That 463gr lead load looks like a great load for 20ga!



continental shooter
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Re: Long range crow load

Postby continental shooter » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:56 am

Hi mate,

the wad is B&P19, but you can swap for Gualandi 21 for a minimal increase in presusre (40-60 bar)

In winter, with temperatures below 5 Celsius, you can raise the powder to 21gr to give it a bit of humph to go through the cold air.

Yes all these have been proofed at proof house (not gun shops/dealers) in Italy.

anyway, with lead and 3" hull you can push up to 33g (450gr) at just arounf 1300 fps with pressure just below 12000 psi; that one of my go to load for inland geese (in Scotland we're still allowed lead inland and away from permanent water courses).

If you can get any NSI powder (no Vectan) then i got an extensive database of proofed loads for lead :)

Many thanks,



Dave in AZ
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Re: Long range crow load

Postby Dave in AZ » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:15 am

Thx much.




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