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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by eastcoastshooter, Mar 24, 2013.

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  1. eastcoastshooter

    eastcoastshooter Member

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    Having trouble finding Clays, what is the next choice, shooting 16.9 grains, goes around 1250.

    THANKS FOR INFORMATION YOU ARE RIGHT WE SHOOT 7/8oz.

    Been thinking of shooting 1oz, at HC with more powder. Thanks Again.
     
  2. Bird30

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    Greendot.

    I would say PB (which I shoot) but most don't want to pay the price.

    Dave
     
  3. 12shOOt

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    clay dot!! Same thing
     
  4. Baber

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    I agree that ClayDot is the best alternative. When I could not get Clays a few years ago I made the switch and have not returned.

    T
     
  5. Avaldes

    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    International Clays. Very very similar properties but lower pressure so you can take it out to higher speeds. I REALLY like it for a "fluffy" powder.
     
  6. hoot619

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    I've been using ClayDot works a lot better than the reclaim powder I had gotten.

    It damn hard to pick up too and separate the sand etc..Spring is coming..Ken U
     
  7. Nebs

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    What kind of load are you making. How much shot are you pushing? 16.9 grs. of Clays going 1250 fps suggests 7/8 oz.
     
  8. mike campbell

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    You hit upon the first problem with Clays....Hodgdon powders go missing now and then.

    The second problem is that they always seem to cost $10,15,20 more than a comparable keg of Alliant.

    Was a time when Red Dot was the nearest thing ballistically, though Clays claim to fame was it's cleaner burning....not hard to beat Red Dot in that department. Nowadays there are several Alliant alternatives to Clays, such as Red Dot, E3 (my favorite) and ClayDot which I haven't tried.

    16 grains of E3 will get you near 1250 and it's as clean or cleaner than any other powder.
     
  9. skeeljc

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    Clays is being bought up by the preppers to load handgun ammo.

    Jim Skeel<br>P/W Dealer/Distributor
     
  10. bkt514

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    East coast.......I like Clay Dot or American Select".......never had a lick of trouble with either. Both are good in the cold from my experience!! And we do not need any more snow!
     
  11. shrek

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    yes, what is the rest of your load?

    if 7/8 oz at 1250, then Extra lite may even be better than clays for what you want to do.

    If 1 oz, at 1250fps , then claydot would be my 1st choice.
     
  12. Chichay

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    Claydot and it's made here in the USA!
     
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    CLAY DOT
     
  14. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Clay Dot. when i'm not loading it in .45 ACP..

    as stated, better to use Extra lite for 7/8...
     
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    I have gone back to Red Dot. Fills my needs. New formulation is cleaner than before.
     
  16. Big Al 29

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    If you are a clays shooter and can't find it, use Alliant E3. You will get the same results with it.
     
  17. slowdp

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    Someone told me PB was no longer being make. I went to 7625.
     
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    titewad.
     
  19. fssberson

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    They all go bang. Baliistically, RED DOT is almost an exact match. I went back to Red Dot when Clays couldn't be found. Have stuck with it for several years now AND it is always available. Red Dot and Clays are excellent 1 oz. load powders. Clays International and Green Dot are excellent 1 1/8 load powders. All 4 are outstanding trap loads. My opinion. Fred
     
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