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Clay dot vs Red dot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Quack Shot, Oct 5, 2009.

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  1. Quack Shot

    Quack Shot Active Member

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    Clays and Clay Dot is a decent powder for 7/8 and 1oz loads in 12ga. Unfortunately, it runs some rather high pressures in moderate to heavy 1 1/8 oz target loads. I don't use it for anything much heavier than 1oz loads. Red Dot and Promo seem to be a little more appropriate and do not hit the wall as quickly. By that, I mean the loads developing sharply higher pressures with little or no velocity gain with small increases in powder charge weight. If you are using Red Dot with good results, why fix something that's not broken? You'd likely see no appreciable difference in recoil, since I doubt there would be anything anyone would notice.
     
  2. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    You can develop a fairly accurate relative (Note the term Relative) recoil table of different loads simply by multiplying the shot weight times the velocity. A larger number indicates more recoil. This quick system does ignore wad differences and powder weight (minor recoil factors) and acceleration differences in powders (minuscule recoil differences).

    Chamber pressure does not affect recoil unless it results in a greater velocity.

    Pat Ireland
     
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