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"Starter" load at 35 grain under HSB and 200 grain bullet. I tried it and got clover leaf groups and didn't change a thing. Sure tried down to 30 and up to 38 grains and at 37 grains began to blow sabots in my 1st 45. That barrel gone now and can do up to 38 w/o problems in my Brux barrels, and shooting the heavier 40 grainers from Pittman and Fury. I lightly knurl all of my sabot bullets.
So, start at 35 and go up 1 grain at a time until you get the accuracy you want.
Reflects my experience and opinion, others will vary. 10ga