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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Jim e, Jun 12, 2008.

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  1. Jim e

    Jim e TS Member

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    Is there a powder that meets my loading needs without using different powders for each load I want to load? I load 7/8 , and 1 oz some 1 1/8 oz.

    Want loads that do not kick bad. Thanks
     
  2. Jim e

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    for 12 ga.
     
  3. chipking

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    If you want to stay under 1200 fps with the 1 1/8oz load there are 3 powders just by Alliant that will fill that bill. Red Dot, Promo and e3. I'm sure that there are others by different manufacturers as well.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  4. tjcutter

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    I use Hogdgon Titewad for everything. It is reasonably priced and for me it seems to be light in recoil. I really like it. There is published data for all the loads you are talking about. My favorite is 16.9 grains, 1 ounce of shot, green duster wad, STS or Gun Club hull.

    Tom
     
  5. wolfram

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    I'm a CLAYS fan also. Just don't try to push the 1 1/8 Oz loads too fast with it. 700X is a great one too and will do exactly what you are looking for.
     
  6. perga1

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    Clay Dot performs as well as Clays loads the same, same ballistics, costs less, is available in 8Lb. kegs, and is made here in the U.S. by Alliant. JRM
     
  7. BDodd

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    Can't say one, the other, or both are "the best" but I have a lot of experience doing what you suggest with Clays and IMR 700X with good satisfaction......Bob Dodd
     
  8. Jim e

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    Thanks for all the info looks like Clays may be the answer. Easy to find at most gun clubs too.
     
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    American Select.
     
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    Why? D Winter
     
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    I 2nd the vote for clay dot - a fantastic all round powder.
     
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    American Select will go for loads from 1200 foot 7/8 ouncers to handicap 1 1/8 ounce loads.

    Solo 1000 is in the same league.

    Clays and Claydot redline at 1200 foot 1 1/8 ouncers.

    Red Dot is good and traditional. REX I is an economical fuel that will more than meet your needs.

    E3 is a great powder. 700X will fill the bill.

    How slow are you wanting to load the 7/8 oz loads, and how fast for the 1 1/8 thumpers?
     
  13. JH

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    I am running out of my Titewad powder. When I do, I will finish my 700X kegs. When that is gone, I am buying American Select.
     
  14. Jim e

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    Shooting Coach.I like 1200 fps or faster.
     
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    International Clays
     
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    700X

    Curt
     
  17. Andy44

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    Green Dot does everything you want!
     
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    I have switched from IMR 700X and PB to Alliant E3 and Green Dot as Alliant is USA made. I like E3 in STS hulls for 1 oz. and Green Dot in Federal hulls for 1 1/8 oz.


    However, I remember an article in The American Rifleman many years ago on powder versatility that observed that between IMR 700X and IMR 4895, a person could reload an extremely wide variety of cartridges and shot shells. IMR 700X and 4895 were also lauded as being stable over a very wide range of temperatures.


    Ed Ward
     
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    REX I for all your shooting needs, only $8.75 per lb in 25 lb keg. BRGII
     
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    700x or red dot.
     
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