Powder charges for different shotshell manufacturers

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    Powder charges for different shotshell manufacturers

    Hodgdon reloading data has approx 4 grains more powder in a 20 gauge shotshell load from Federal than a Remington shell. Both have the same size shell, powder type, wad and primer.
    Does the shell manufacturer affect the charge that much. Seems that a 3 from Remington would be very similar to a 3 from Federal, if using the same powder, wad, load, etc.
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    Simple answer is yes the shell does vary that much. Shotshell data is a recipe in that you use that exact set of components to produce that load and nothing else. The internal dimensions of shotshells vary with manufacturer. A Federal hull is very different from a Remington hull.
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