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700x or clays

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by gordy h, Feb 16, 2012.

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  1. gordy h

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    What do you like best? Butch H
     
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    ClayDot
     
  3. Old Cowboy

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    Depends on what I'm loading and how it fills the hull for a well balanced load, I use both, each in different loads. In comparison, Clays burns cleaner than 700X but it's also bulkier if that's a problem?

    John C. Saubak
     
  4. minnship8

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    Clay dot...I tried the 700x, it was ok, the Clay dot performed better in my 686. Love the 800x for caps, but it looks like I've been shooting mud in my barrel when I'm done.
     
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    Solo 1000 is the softest shooting powder ive ever tried. I loaded it by the book and the recoil was so soft i went out and bought a chrony to check them. They were right on the money!
    Ron Sutton
     
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    I like them both,, but I load 700x
     
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    Both are good powders. Flip a coin.
     
  8. BuddyTrapChamp

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    i use 700x very happy with it
     
  9. School Teacher

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    I used to use 700X and PB and they are excellent powders. However, supply, cost and availability became a problem.

    I switched to Alliant powders and am very satisfied with Red Dot, Green Dot, Unique, Herco and the super clean E3.

    Alliant IMO has the best line up or powders, is usually available and they are American made.

    Ed Ward
     
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    Clays or Clay Dot. they burn cleaner.
     
  12. stokinpls

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    Been using 700X since the '60s. It was always the cheapest. Have always heard Clays was the cleanest, never got around to trying it. Some of the lots of 700X seemed to want to cake (clump). Taught me to never leave powder in the measure and to shake up the keg at the start. Miss being able to buy 12 lbs at a time.
     
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    Started out with Hi-Score in the early 1960s, switched to 700X when the supply of Hi-Score finally ran out, stayed with 700X until Hogdens bought bought IMR and started killing IMR off by raising the price, tried E3--Promo--Clays--and a few others wound up with Promo still prefer 700X but $25.00 more per #8 made me stay with Promo. Have been shooting a 7\8oz. load since about 1994 and the Promo seems to do a good job. Ross Puls
     
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    700X used to be the cheapest powder to reload with. I'm not sure it is any longer. But, I used to love the crack it made using Federal primers. I may have talked myself into using some again......
     
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    700X for over 25 years . Many reloaders using Clays went back to 700X in the last few years . Solo 1000 for 20ga . Happy with both and may never change . That little soot in the barrel gets swabbed out and I won`t be worrying about it .
     
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    I like CLAYS but 700X is a really good powder also. You won't go wrong with either one of them. In the past few years, it seems like 700X is a bit easier to come by so that would be one factor favoring that over CLAYS.
     
  18. claybrdr

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    700X since late 60s.
     
  19. BDodd

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    There was a time that I played with chronoghaphing shot shells in search of the perfect loading components. The 700X powder was the hands down winner in single digit standard deviations in 10 shot groups while other great powders couldn't compare. Clays was mixed up in this study and it never could get much better than standard deviations in the 12 to 20 fps range, admitted good results, during same-day studies with the same gun, barrel, and temps. Could I tell a difference on the practice range? Heck no! 700X seemed to appear to be a little dirtier than the Clays. But we all clean our guns; right?........breakemall
     
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    700X since 1965. Used the others with no problem as well, but I am stuck on something till I see a benefit to change it.
     
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