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Alliant Extra-Lite Powder (have you used it?)

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BT99Max100, Aug 1, 2010.

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  1. BT99Max100

    BT99Max100 Member

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    I'm looking for comments on how the crimps look when using the TGT-12 wad with 7/8 oz. of shot. - what grs was used.
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  2. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    Crimps are still dished with STS or Gun Club hulls, unless you go up to 1300fps. I was a little disappointed. I thought the powder would be bulkier. I am currently loading between 16.2 and 16.7gr for between 1250fps and 1275fps. Crimps are a little dished, but acceptable.

    Other than wishing for a little more bulk, I really like the powder. It is super clean; so much so that e3 looks dirty by comparison. It also works great for 1oz loads in the 1150fps range. Recoil is a bit sharper than with e3; not harder, just "quicker".
     
  3. brent375hh

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    While I have not used Extra Lite I do use WAA Lite. I use very little of it 13.5g with CB 0178 wads. This is a Mec 19 powder bushing (in a 366 adapter). I have flat crimps.

    But,.. I do have to adjust both my pre crimp down and my final crimp up to make this happen. I also have little to none on my wad pressure.

    By looking at charge weights of the Extra Lite, I would think you could get your crimps to be acceptable with it.
     
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    I haven't seen any published data on it, I use Rem hulls, DRTGT wads, Cheddite, Win, & CCi 209 primers. Looking for 1oz loads 11800-1200FPS.
    Might get some of this powder @ the Cardinal.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  5. brent375hh

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    Phil,

    Alliant's site now has published data on it.
     
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    zzt Well-Known Member

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    Mike, if you are looking for 1150fps to 1200 fps 7/8oz loads, the CB0178-12 wad fits perfectly (I picked up a sample pack at the PA State Shoot).

    Also, you should recheck your loading data. The velocity and powder weight you list is for a 1150fps load, not a 1200. I have shot the 1150fps load and it works very well.
     
  7. BT99Max100

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    I guess the best way to find out how this powder works is to buy some of it, which I will do this Friday. I'll post the results using the following load components: 1. STS Hull/Rem209/TGT-12/(7/8oz)/14.5grs.(1150fps)
    2. STS Hull/Rem209/WAA12L/15grs.(1150fps)

    Thanks for all the comments.

    John
     
  8. Quack Shot

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    After using the WW AALite for those sub 1000fps 26 gram "Lite" loads, It's nice to know that Alliant now has an alternative. I might try it after the Winchester stuff is gone, but that will be awhile. I might pick up a jug just out of curiouslty. The Winchester powder is quite dense and does not take up much room in the hull. I had to make a few minor adjustments to get a good crimp. I'm sure the Alliant Extra-Lite would be the same ball game. I can't complain about the performance of the Winchester Powder and would hope to get similar results from the Alliant product.
     
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