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Bulkier than 700X????

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  1. kgp912kgp

    kgp912kgp Active Member

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    I have noticed a lil dishing in my crimps and thought it was the shot drop but there is 1 oz when I want and 3/4oz when I want. I don't have 5lbs of pressure on my wad on the powder so my next guess is my powder is alil dense. Could someone suggest more bulky powders to me or anyone else who may want to know?
     
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    What Hull? What wad? why 5lbs wad pressure?

    Provide a little more info
     
  3. kgp912kgp

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    STS'S Green Dusters

    Don't want don't need to really press the wad on top of the powder that much.
     
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    The green duster works best I believe with 1oz, I would set zero wad pressure with 700x and let the crimp set the wad depth. if that doesnt help and you are using a mec you need to adjust the cam on the final crimp.
     
  5. Johnny

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    How much powder? You would probably have no trouble with AA hull. May have to go to a 7/8 wad, like the WAA12SL.
     
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    I am using from 16.4 to 17 grains. I like the STS's and swear by them. I just asking beside Green Dot what powder will be bulkier?
     
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    Go to the MEC site and look at the bushing chart. Pick any bushing number and scan aross the chart for the weights it drops. You'll find Hodgdon Clays is about the bulkiest powder. For instance, a #30 would have a nominal drop of 18.2 grains of 700X, but only 16.7 grains of Clays. But then, it would depend on what performance you were after as to whether it would make a difference in a certain recipe.
     
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    Herters #162 is bulkier. :)
     
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    So is Herters 164, but it's a little slow. :0)

    Ajax
     
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    I wouldn't expect problems with 1oz. Are you seeing the dished crimps with 1oz or more with 3/4oz? With 3/4oz a taller wad like the WAA12SL is probably needed. I would switch wads instead of powder.
     
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    According to the above chart clays and Red dot are both bulkier than 700X, haveing a lighter density listed.

    PB also is very bulky, (never mind the chart, the loads require more powder)and requires a bulky wallet besides.

    HM

    HM
     
  12. TinMan88

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    Clays or claydot are a close EQ to 700x but take up a little more space.
     
  13. kgp912kgp

    kgp912kgp Active Member

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    Always wanted to try the Clays...

    Green Dot sounds interesting.
     
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    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Just about every powder is bulkier than 700X.
     
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    Greendot is not an equivalent burn speed to 700X powder.
     
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