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American select?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tuscarora 99, Aug 23, 2009.

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  1. tuscarora 99

    tuscarora 99 TS Member

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    I was wondering your all opinions on one ounce loads with american select?
     
  2. 1brucem

    1brucem TS Member

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    I think that was what the powder was designed to be used for. Don't go slow with it as it will not get adequate pressure. Bruce
     
  3. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    For loads at 1200fps or slower, I like a faster powder. I use Am Sel for my 1 1/8oz loads. I also use it with W209 instead of STS209 primers to keep the pressure up.
     
  4. jagrdawger

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    It was designed for 1 oz loads and does very well with them. I use 18.2 grains in a Rem hull, W209 and DR XL1 wad. I have started using Claydot for all new loads as it is cleaner burning and uses 1 grain less for a comparable result.

    You won' go wrong, but Claydot is better.
     
  5. superxjeff

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    American Select is one of my fav powders for 1 1/8. It it was designed for 1 ounce loads so be it. I can't see a reason to use it for 1 ounce loads. If you have some and want to load 1 ounce then do so. Clays, 700x and Red dot use less powder to get the same result and work great. I have had great luck with American select but I can't see using it for 1 ounce loads. Jeff
     
  6. phirel

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    I only use two powders. Green Dot for my heavy handicap load and American Select for singles and doubles. My singles and second shot of doubles is the same 1 1/8 oz load. My first doubles shot is 1 oz. American Select works very well. Other powders do work as well as American Select but I doubt that any others work better.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. Sargon

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    Great 1 oz powder however I find it a bit dirty. I have switched back t Clay as I shoot an auto and want a clean burning powder.
     
  8. Michael Jobe

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    Never quite understood the niche American Select is supposed to fill, but looking at the amount of powder used per shell and the pressures generated, it appears that its only a little faster than Green Dot. Personally, I think e3 is Alliant's best powder for 7/8 oz, 1 oz, and 2 3/4 dram 1 1/8 oz loads. For heavier target loads, switch to Green Dot.

    ~Michael
     
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