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CHEDDITTE PRIMERS AND CLAY DOT

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by A CHANCE, Apr 16, 2010.

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  1. A CHANCE

    A CHANCE TS Member

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    Anybody used Chedditte primers and Clay Dot powder what formula?
     
  2. short shucker

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    Use data for Winchester 209's and everything will be just fine.

    ss
     
  3. KENENT1

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    dito what ss said.


    tony
     
  4. BDodd

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    Plus data for Clays powder if necessary.
     
  5. scooterbum

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    If you are going to start subbing with Cheddites, you need to know what you're doing.
     
  6. OGC Director

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    I have been using cheddite primers with clay dot powder for about 12 months with good results. I load a 1oz load with clay busters wad, rem hull, cheddite primer, clay dot powder, 32 bushing in a mec grabber. This load really grinds up 16's and hcp to the 24yrd line. It will break a longer target, you just don't get smoke.

    Rich in Indiana
     
  7. 257 ackley

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    I have several 1,000 cheddite primers, but have heard they miss up a firing pin.....

    I have reloaded a couple hundred, they seem to work fine, but it make me nerves.

    I have a buddy who shot them thru a K-gun, which his firing pin would punch a whole thru the primer. The pin was damaged and had to be replaced...

    My Caesar doesn't go thru them, but it does appear different than a normal STS or Winchester primer...

    Any thoughts...

    Shawn
     
  8. powder-em

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    I've used Cheddite primers for a direct replacement for Win. 209 for a couple years now. Probably 15k or more. No problems and no difference on the chrony for me. Out of that many I have had maybe 5 punch threw. Fireing pin looks fine and a pretty good savings in price. I have gone from Clays to Tightgroup and no problems with either powder. I also did use Clay Dot for a direct replacement for Clays and saw no difference. All the best to you. Dave
     
  9. Unknown1

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    The under firing pins in my Brownings definitely do not play well with Cheddite primers.

    In one month in one gun I spent the difference between 3000 Cheddites and 3000 Winchester primers replacing firing pins, and there was absolutely nothing faulty about the way the primers were inserted.. THAT's not going to happen again. Swapped the other 2000 Cheddites to a Beretta shooter for 1000 Winchesters and felt I got the better of the deal.

    MK
     
  10. Claydotter

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    There has been much discussion about Cheddites over on the SGW Reloading forum.
    I personally have had absolutely no problems with them.
    However, some people have.
    I shoot them in my Citori, and have shot them in 1100`s new and old.
    They work fine with Claydot.
    Regards, Pete
     
  11. TNCoach

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    I just picked up 5k to load when I couldn't find Win so we'll see, but if I get one punch through I'll sell or trade the whole lot and move on.

    longshooter what do you mean?

    My 2 Cents,
    TNCoach
     
  12. razor

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    i have shot over 187,000 cheddite's with no problems at all. and have been useing claydot for over a year now. 1 oz. load with 16.6 to 16.7 grains. also OCG DIRECTOR how many grain are you dropping you did not state that in your thread above. let me know please, razor
     
  13. 257 ackley

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    I have cheddite primers listed for sale or trade....7,000 primers

    please go to the for sale section....

    Thanks

    shawn
     
  14. OGC Director

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    Razor&Ellie

    My scale reads 17.4grains +/-.1

    Rich in Indiana
     
  15. WNCRob

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    I was advised by Alliant to use Rem209 data when substituting Cheddites. I have used them with my Guerini, Kolar and Blaser with no ill effects. They are slightly shorter than Rem or WW primewrs, and once in a while they get stuck in the primer feed ram on my PW 800.

    WNCRob
     
  16. scooterbum

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    Cheddite primers need to be considered as hot as, if not hotter than, a Federal 209A. Cheddite primers with certain loads are very hot. Just because they "seem" to work okay, does not mean that all is well in the combustion chamber.

    You need to know what you are doing.
     
  17. razor

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    thanks OGC, i need to chronagraph my loads once,razor
     
  18. OGC Director

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    Razor & Ellie

    I ran mine thru a friends chrono and they came in at 1200 +/- 15

    Rich in Indiana
     
  19. Claydotter

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    Take a look at this. The Cheddites appear to be milder ( in general ) than the other primers tested in this article.

    http://www.armbrust.acf2.org/primersubs.htm


    Regards, Pete
     
  20. TNCoach

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    Claydotter,

    I would appreciate one of our TS members to comment on your link.

    It seems to defy what knowledgeable folks like longshooter and WNCRob are saying about Cheddites. I would have bought Win209 had they been available...and the Rem209 didn't seem worth an extra $45 for 5k.

    My 2 Cents,
    TNCoach
     
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