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Do cheap shells use dirty powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bigdogtx, Sep 29, 2010.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Bought some Remington Sport Loads and it seemed as though the gun was much dirtier. Normal?
     
  2. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    Yes.....EVen the canister grade powders, cheap is dirty.
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Crappy plastic, metal bases, not so good shot inconsistent velocity, let's face it. Cheap is cheap.

    And that's exactly as it should be.

    HM
     
  4. phirel

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    Inexpensive powder and dirty powder are not necessarily the same thing. Clean burning powder and very good powder are not always the same thing.

    Accurately judging the performance of a powder requires a lot of equipment. Many simply try to judge the performance of a powder by looking down the barrel at the end of the day.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    <I><blockquote>"Yes.....EVen the canister grade powders, cheap is dirty."</blockquote></i>Used "Claydot" recently?

    MK
     
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    Clean/dirty really doesn't matter that much when you are shooting a break open gun.

    A gas semi-auto is a different story.
     
  7. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    Never tried claydot, but cleaned a whole bunch if TiteWad and REX powder out of the trigger of a 391 when that was my main gun. Like timB99 said, with a breakopen gun, there is less to clean, whatever powder you use.
     
  8. shotgunpeople

    shotgunpeople Active Member

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    My RIO shells leave my bore clean as a whistle...And I really like them !!

    Am I the only one who has this ??

    Dave in NY
     
  9. BFJ201

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    Try using a minimum load of Blue Dot in your pistols. Dirty as heck. Nobody would confuse Blue Dot for a cheap powder. Some powders like it a little higher on the pressure spectrum for clean, complete combustion.

    James
     
  10. oldgahchamp

    oldgahchamp Active Member

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    I have shot thousands of Estates in the last 3 or 4 years and find them to be as clean as anything else I have used. Dave in NY, did you move back?? Larry Evans
     
  11. SeldomShoots

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    Dave in NY, that has been my experiences with Rios. Real clean.

    John
     
  12. windyflat

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    Bought some remingtons from wally world the other day and my 302 really hated them.. What a mess!I won't make that mistake again.

    Tom
     
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