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LOAD OF THE WEEK

20ga 3” Cheddite: Bismuth shot

 

Curmudgeon has been working on great new loads for 20ga Cheddite hulls and bismuth shot. Great for any waterfowl or upland applications.  

 

CSD slitting note: The CSD 2-3/4” and 3” wads used in these loads are unslit. The Curmudgeon prefers three long slits, at least 80% of the total length of the shotcup. With shorter shotcups, the Curmudgeon prefers four slits.

                                                                   

Load# 180301-9882        

HULL:  Cheddite 20-gauge 3” 

PRIMER: CH209 

PROPELLANT: Alliant Steel 24.0 Grains

WAD: NC20 + CSD20 + 1/8” Cork Wad 28ga inside shotcup

SHOT:  7/8-ounce Bismuth Shot #4 (382 grains)

FOLD CRIMP:  6-point + OS20

Results:  7920 PSI 1340 FPS

 

Load# 180301-9884        

HULL:  Cheddite 20-gauge 3” 

PRIMER: CH209 

PROPELLANT: Hodgdon Lil’Gun 33.0 grains

WAD: NC20 + CSD203

SHOT:  1-1/8 ounce Bismuth Shot #4 (492 grains)

FOLD CRIMP:  6-point

Results:  8780 PSI 1315 FPS

 

Load# 180301-9883        

HULL:  Cheddite 20-gauge 3” 

PRIMER: CH209 

PROPELLANT: Alliant Steel 23.0 Grains

WAD: 14C20 + CSD203

SHOT:  1-ounce Bismuth Shot #4/#2 (437 grains)

FOLD CRIMP:  6-point w/OS20

Results:  9900 PSI 1300 FPS

 

Safe shooting,

-The Curmudgeon 

 

 

                         

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