Light 20 Ga. Load


Long time back, I wrote the Technoid looking for a reduced recoil 20 gauge load for my 12 yr old son to learn to shoot clays with. A load was given, and we loaded that for a couple of years until he was big enough to tolerate the recoil of std. loads.

20 years+ later, and I am embarrassed to say that I have misplaced the info, and I require a low recoil 20ga. load for teaching my Grandson…… I believe it duplicates a mild 28 ga. in performance. If you have a load you could share, all 3 generations of shotgunners in my family would be grateful.



Pretty much any 3/4 oz 20 gauge load at 1150 fps should give you the low recoil that you are looking for. Hodgdon and Alliant both list some of these loads. I use a load like this in my 20 for sporting clays and have been quite pleased with it.

Bruce Buck
Shotgun Report’s Technoid

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