Good/Versatile wad for 20ga?

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Good/Versatile wad for 20ga?

Postby bjp9527 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:18 pm

Hi, I'm new to both handloading and TSS, so forgive me if this is a newb question:

I bought some PT2092 wads, based on what was available. Now I am seeing not many loads in the advantages manual, and reports of people having problems with them on this forum.

Would I be better off getting some TPS wads, or the SAM1 wads? (or something else - those are the two I see mentioned a lot for 20 gauge). I'm looking for something that is fairly versatile, so that I (hopefully) won't have to go out and find new wads each time for a new load.

I am trying to load 20ga 3in, steel#3 for ducks. Duplex TSS and steel for duck/goose combo loads, and possibly a duplex TSS and lead load for turkey. (I'll be posting separately looking for advice on those duplex loads).

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Re: Good/Versatile wad for 20ga?

Postby Dave in AZ » Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:27 pm

All the load data for 3in 20ga steel is in BPI Advantages book and their Load of the week online. There are onlya few recipes per wad. Like 2 to 4. Pick which recipe you want to use as your tss duplex basis and get that wad.
Pt2092 has a.few 420gr recipes. Fastest one burns thru wad.
Sam1 has some self tested data floating around at 1oz 1450 to 1485.
Tps20 has a few in lotw now, 3 or 4 maybe. 2.75 or 3in wads, cant recall.
Csd203 has 1 recipe for 426gr.
Pt2090 is avail now, thickest, good for 3/4oz steel and tss loads due to smaller volume if using more tss or lower recoils.

Here are 3 tps20 loads from lotw recently

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Re: Good/Versatile wad for 20ga?

Postby bjp9527 » Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:25 pm

Thanks Dave. Your blog is what originally got me started down the path of wanting to work with TSS, and pointed me towards this forum, by the way.

I've ordered some TPS wads, in addition to the 2092s I already have. Hopefully I'll be able to find good loads using them - I don't really want to become a collector of every style of wad out there. 2021 has been an interesting time to start trying to get into handloading...

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