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Closest powder to Green Dot?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Beau69, Aug 26, 2009.

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  1. Beau69

    Beau69 Active Member

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    What is the closest powder to Green Dot? It's pretty pricey up in my neck of the woods.
    I know that Promo is basically Red Dot...
    thanks
    Beau
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    International Clays?
     
  3. NO BIRD

    NO BIRD TS Member

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    I'm not sure what you call pricey, but green dot is green dot. Work with a group at your club and buy in quanity. If you like the results you get from green dot, pinch a few more pennies and get the real deal. Be glad you aren't buying PB>
     
  4. Beretta Young Gun

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    Either hodgdon international clays or universal clays would make a great replacement for green dot. I use 22.6 grains of universal 1 1/8oz #7.5 nobel primer windjammer wad in a Top Gun hull. I use this shell as a second shot from the 27 yard line when shooting protection programs. It should work very well as a handicap load. BYG
     
  5. poacherjoe

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    Try Clay Dot.It's a little cheaper!
     
  6. Quack Shot

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    International Clays is close, but usually a bit more expensive.
     
  7. Jawhawker

    Jawhawker TS Member

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    Green should be no more costly than red. Quality wise with respect to patterns at increased yardage, there are no substitutes.
     
  8. OGC Director

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    I went from Green Dot to Clays to Clay Dot and was pleased with the performance of each so coming down to cost Clay Dot wins.
     
  9. WNCRob

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    Clays and Clay Dot are great, but in a relatively narrow range. Best to use a "slower" powder for 1 1/8th oz loads approaching 1200 fps, which is about where Calys and Clay Dot max out. Look at the PSI ratings in the powder companies manuals and keep it under 10,500 psi. Red Dot and Promo allow slightly higher velocities with slightly less pressure, but Green Dot is made specifically for "hotter" loads. But rather than taking our advice, call Alliant and talk to them to see if Promo can fit your needs...also, be knowledgeable about the variations in pressure that different primers can cause. If you're trying to save a few bucks, I've found that Promo with Cheddite primers for 1 oz #8.5 shot produces a dandy 16 yard load...and the pellet count is almost identical to 1 1/8 th oz. of #8...very economical with excellent performance...and I use a +0.020" choke that smokes targets with this soft-shooting load.

    WNCRob
     
  10. Trap2

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    The closest powder I have found that will equal Green Dot's performance is REX II. Great patterns, light felt recoil, and, best of all, it's still the cheapest powder on the market. I load the same amount of REX II as I did for Green Dot in my handicap loads, and to be honest, I can't tell the difference between the two.... Just my experience... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  11. dr.beav

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    I too vote for Rex II as a Green Dot replacement -- very similar - but it is a bugger to get to drop accurately - tends to change weights about every 10 shells or so because of the dust in it. You will have to weigh, weigh, and then weigh some more, to keep it where you want it. the beav
     
  12. phirel

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    I know of nothing that will replace Green Dot for the heavier handicap loads.

    Pat Ireland
     
  13. School Teacher

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    If you think Alliant Green Dot is expensive, check out the price of IMR's PB.

    IMO, PB is somewhat similar to Green Dot in that it makes a great handicap load. I used to load a lot of PB until it got to difficult to find. I switched to Green Dot and never looked back.

    For me, I like Alliant E3 for 1 oz and Alliant Green Dot for 1 1/8 oz.

    Ed Ward
     
  14. timb99

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    I have found Hodgdon Titegroup to be an excellent powder for 1-1/8 ounce loads in the 1200-ish range.

    This powder (I'm told) is very close to what Remington uses in their Nitro 27 factory shells.
     
  15. John55

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    The only powder I prefer over Green Dot is IMR PB, but I quit it years ago due to availability and cost. For 1200+fps with 1-1/8oz loads there just isn't anything better for the same money.
     
  16. Trap2

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    Pat... Just curious.. How much REX II have you shot in the past? I am also a HUGE Green Dot fan for my handicap loads, but, I'm here to tell you that REX II will perform equally as well as Green Dot will through my Wilkinson tuned barrel. I had my doubts, as you do, but, after trying it for myself, and patterning it, I am now convinced it is as close as anything I have ever run across that shoots as well as Green Dot. It is also a very consistant powder, weighs well, and has thus far maintained velocities that are well within what Green Dot will do. While not made in the USA, which we all know is an important consideration for you, personally, to sell REX II short is doing yourself a considerable dis-service should you find Green Dot hard to come by. I have had excellent results using this powder and have stopped shooting Green Dot almost entirely..... Dan
     
  17. Steven R. Scheib

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    If you can't find Green Dot, then go for PB. They are almost identical in velocity. Usually, Green Dot can be bought for less money!
     
  18. KENENT1

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    there are other powders besides greendot????




    tony
     
  19. abiezer

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    Rex II, or...
    Solo 1250
     
  20. gotbass

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    Another vote for Rex II
     
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