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Alliant Extra Lite

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ScottEslick, May 21, 2011.

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  1. ScottEslick

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    Is there any updated opinions on the Extra Lite powder, thinking about trying it out, I shoot 7/8 and 1 oz loads.

    Thanks,Scott
     
  2. Ontario Chris

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    I find Alliant Extra-Lite to be soft shooting and very, very clean with 1 oz. loads in my Beretta 391. I like it.

    Chris
     
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    Same here, Chris. It shoots well and cleanly in both 7/8 & 1oz loads. I use Claybuster Lightning 7/8oz(windjammer), and 15.5gr/Downrange Purple 1oz.(windjammer).

    break 'em all ....mike
     
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    I offered an opinion after using a keg some time ago. Now almost another full keg gone and my opinion is still basically the same. This is the cleanest powder I have ever used and is in my opinion the premiere 7/8oz and yes, 3/4oz powder for 12 ga. My observation/opinion is that it is thumpy and doesn't pattern as well as other light load powders on 1oz loads, but that is purely conjecture as perceived recoil is "perceived", and I do not pattern for quality, only POI.

    If you shoot 7/8oz at ATA speeds (1145 - 1225fps), I would really suggest you get a jug. You will be pleased.

    K
     
  5. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    7/8 oz 15-15.5 gr downrange pink wad aa or sts hulls . Very clean! 1200 fps
     
  6. ScottEslick

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    Decent powder for lighter loads. Winchester (Hodgdon) makes one in this category as well, but it's a bit more costly. I think the Alliant Powder has a slight edge in the range of loads it will work well in, but I have not made a real detailed comparison. I have used a bit of each powder and think there is nothing to lose by using the Alliant Extra Lite.
     
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    I just dug out some of the Extra Light 7/8oz loads of #8's with BP Lightnings to try on the first target in doubles, tomorrow at Tuscarora. We'll see how those work.

    break 'em all.....mike
     
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    I'm om my second jug. I have to agree with the rest. Clean burning soft recoil and work great with 7/8 or 1oz loads.
     
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    Well, they were clean burning, and no recoil, but I've never missed that many first targets, and was my worse singles score....ever. It was hot, I was tired, and the targets were all over the place; but still.....Guess I'll save the rest of 'em for practice and clays. OH! one more thing it was a 2nd time for something else; squad leader; it was my first & last.

    Fan of 7/8oz loads...not!...mike
     
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