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Alliant Extra Lite???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Doughboy, Jan 13, 2012.

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  1. Doughboy

    Doughboy Member

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    Fellow Shooters,

    Is the Alliant Extra Lite powder all it appears to be. Interested in feedback for those that use it for 1 oz loads (1200 fps @ 16.5 grains).

    Thank you,
    Kurt
     
  2. kraiza

    kraiza Active Member

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    I don't use Extra Lite in my one ounce loads. I use Clays.
    I didn't see much difference in the 1oz with the extra beside the presser being high than clays. I like the lower presser to be more on the safe side.
    Thats just me.

    But for my 7/8 oz loads it is my only choice. Clean burn, not cold temp problems and low recoil.
    John
     
  3. Border Bandit

    Border Bandit Well-Known Member

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    Kurt, I was offered a loaded box of 1oz #8's by the Alliant rep at the PA State shoot two years ago, and promptly bought a #8 jug from Bill Natcher at the next shoot. It is MUCH cleaner than Clay Dot and with Downrange Purple Windjammer 1oz wads is a super performer. I'm on my 2nd or third jug.

    Best...mike
     
  4. doc boc

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    I swiched to extra lite from redot. extra lite is cleaner, more economical and softer shooting. 15 grains of extra lite, 7/8 in a gunclub with chedite gave me 1230fps. for the winter I upped it to 16.5. my skeet buddy shoots 3/4 oz with 16.5 in his beretta explore. doc
     
  5. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Doc, is that the powder you found in the dumpster? HMB
     
  6. Ontario Chris

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    Currently working through my second jug of Alliant Extra Lite. It is very, very clean. I think that the high pressure ensures complete burn, but is not a problem if you follow the Alliant recipe. Also to me, the felt recoil is low. 15.3 gr. Extra Lite, Winchester 209 primer, Downrange TGT wad, 1 oz. #8's. Work very well in my Beretta 391 and leaves minimal residue.

    I like It!

    Chris
     
  7. clayshooter555

    clayshooter555 TS Member

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    Two thumbs up! I use it for my 3/4 oz skeet loads and my 7/8 oz trap loads. My experience is the same as reported above. And really believe that the cold weather performance can't be matched for 3/4 oz loads...haven't had a blooper yet.
     
  8. bkt514

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    Sounds like a nice Powder, and have been thinking of getting some myself.
     
  9. WNCRob

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    Also, look at e3...its a very nice powder for a wide range of loads...much less peaky than Clays and a very even pressure curve. I've changed to it from Clays and Red Dot...very happy.

    WNCRob
     
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