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Hi all!

RST makes paper hulled 20 gauge shells...lite -2.5 inchers... my wife shoots them.

I have a lot of these once fired and I am looking for a reload formula that is tested and safe.  Ideally I am looking for a  low pressure (light recoil) load.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?  

Does anyone else sell a paper hull 20 gauge shell besides RST?

Many thanks!


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what are you using for powder? I've got a load i use thats about 1150 with 5/8 or 3/4 ... powder puffs..... but its a 2 3/4 load... I have a buddy who shoots them thru his uber old parker (one of the worlds fair guns) all the time.... I'd bet negligible pressure difference in a 2 1/2 hull...... Just remembered I have those same rst's in paper... my reloads are significantly lighter in recoil

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Does anyone else sell a paper hull 20 gauge shell besides RST?

Many thanks!

Far as I know no one else does. Big selection in 12 gauge but not 20.

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The papers are straight-walled hulls and the only two wads that are made for that configuration are the Federal 20S1 and Gualandi wad. I heard there is a Versalite wad in 20ga that's also made for straight-walled hulls but I've not seen them on the shelf. It is regrettable that little reloading data is available for many of the 20ga hulls on the market.

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eehh...no  biggie, remmie gunclub/gameload hulls are usually available for the taking by the hundreds at most of the clays ranges I frequent.  They load up with STS recipes, last plenty long and they're free.  I load em down to whatever pressure/recoil I want as there are zillions of recipes available, lots of wads, etc.  You guys try the new claybuster 3/4oz wads?  Nice low pressure/low recoil stuff, lots of recipes, and best of all no fillers!!

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what are you using for powder? I've got a load i use thats about 1150 with 5/8 or 3/4 ... powder puffs..... but its a 2 3/4 load... I have a buddy who shoots them thru his uber old parker (one of the worlds fair guns) all the time.... I'd bet negligible pressure difference in a 2 1/2 hull...... Just remembered I have those same rst's in paper... my reloads are significantly lighter in recoil


I haven't purchased any components yet...  Wanted to have a look at recommended formulas first.  Can you share a specific formula?  With the load being used by my wife I'm liking
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significantly lighter in recoil
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I have the RST hulls and would like to use them... But if there is a good formula for a different hull (2 3/4 or 2 1/2).... Please let me
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I have been using the new light green claybuster 3/4oz wad and the lowest listed green dot recipie in the new catalog/guide.  Even in a 5 3/4lb gun they are creampuffs, just too fun really.

I would think you could call them and ask if you should follow straight hull or tappered hull guidelines or possibly the folks at RST.

Of course I'd be happy to buy them off of you if your just trying to get rid of them!


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what are you using for powder? I've got a load i use thats about 1150 with 5/8 or 3/4 ... powder puffs..... but its a 2 3/4 load... I have a buddy who shoots them thru his uber old parker (one of the worlds fair guns) all the time.... I'd bet negligible pressure difference in a 2 1/2 hull...... Just remembered I have those same rst's in paper... my reloads are significantly lighter in recoil


I haven't purchased any components yet...  Wanted to have a look at recommended formulas first.  Can you share a specific formula?  With the load being used by my wife I'm liking
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significantly lighter in recoil
 :)

I have the RST hulls and would like to use them... But if there is a good formula for a different hull (2 3/4 or 2 1/2).... Please let me
know.

about 13 grains of green dot, win 209 primers, balistic products SG20L wads (to take up space..no filler with the 5/8-3/4 in 2 3/4hulls) and whatever yellow hull I have floating around.... made up some with about 11 grains once... they are ok in the summer but sloooooooooow in the winter.... check wtih sidney Wi .. I loaded up some for his daughter... she seemed ok with them

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about 13 grains of green dot, win 209 primers, balistic products SG20L wads (to take up space..no filler with the 5/8-3/4 in 2 3/4hulls) and whatever yellow hull I have floating around.... made up some with about 11 grains once... they are ok in the summer but sloooooooooow in the winter.... check wtih sidney Wi .. I loaded up some for his daughter... she seemed ok with them



I've loaded hundreds of those since and they are light enough that the kid can shoot 50-100 of them with no issue whatsoever, no flinch and no complaints of a sore shoulder. (12 yr old)
I shoot them myself on the skeet range and have killed a pile of woodcock and a few grouse with them. Perfect fit for a light weight gun doing high volume shooting IMO.
They are inexpensive to load and work extremely well, easy to get components for as well.


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