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DIRTY POWDER COMPARISON

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by nsrailroad, Jul 5, 2009.

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  1. nsrailroad

    nsrailroad Member

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    Is gun powder dirtier now compared to to 60's 70's powder.I' using promo , but considering something cleaner. Going back to shooting my 1100 trap t soon. It just seems like back then my 1100 didn't look that dirty.
    Railroad
     
  2. Quack Shot

    Quack Shot Active Member

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    Today's powders are usually "cleaner" than those made fourty or fifty years ago. You would probably notice the "dirt" more if you shoot more these days. I shoot an 1100 and use Promo, Green Dot, and a host of other "non-clean" powders and find no more fouling than the "clean" powders everyone talks about. I just load them to sufficient pressures to burn properly, using decent primers known for consistency and good ignition.
     
  3. School Teacher

    School Teacher Well-Known Member

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    I like E-3 in 1 oz loads in my 1100 and 11/87. Also, keep your pressure above 8000 #.

    The old Red dot was a great powder but I had to clean the 1100 often. It was IMO dirty. I think that the new Red Dot is cleaner.

    Ed Ward
     
  4. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    Ed, you are correct. Red Dot is now cleaner than it was in the past. About five years ago, Alliant figured out a way to add graphite to powder under water. This method uses much less graphite and results in a cleaner powder.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. ronbo142

    ronbo142 TS Member

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    Been shooting a long time, I have found the cleaning your firearm regularly with powder solvant and a good wire brush will over come that nasty old dirty powder.

    Ronbo
     
  6. fssberson

    fssberson Active Member

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    Question will soon be irrelevant because you will not be able to find or purchase the powder that you want, i.e. Red Dot, Green, Clays, International, etc. Also, no primers = no bang. Fred
     
  7. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    We use to call Red Dot "Dirty Dot." Clay's is very clean but, try to buy it, at this time.
     
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