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E3 powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bridger, Sep 3, 2009.

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  1. Bridger

    Bridger Member

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    the local dealer is out of both Clays and Claydot. So, I'm thinking of trying E3. I need it for both 7/8 and 1 ounce loads. Anyone have any experience with it? I've heard its a good cold weather powder but that's about all I know about it.
     
  2. gary0920

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    Great stuff. Just bought 4 more kegs @ $96.50

    7/8 oz - DRXXL pink wad, AA Hull, 16.5 gr, Fiocchi or Win 209 primer

    1 oz - windjammer II wad, AA Hull, 17.4 gr, fiocchi or win 209 primer.
     
  3. Andy44

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    Works very well, but my powder of choice is Nitro100. 16.5gr for both 7/8 & 1 oz loads.

    AndyH ;-)
     
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    e3 is my favorite powder for 7/8oz and 1oz loads. It is clean and consistent. Try some, you will love it.
     
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    It should work well for many 7/8, 1 oz, and some lighter 1 1/8 oz loads. It does pretty well in cold weather too. It's fairly consistent and doesn't seem to be affected as much by temperature variations. Check the loading data at Alliant's site and see if there is a load that suits your components and needs.
     
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    e3 is my favorite powder for 7/8oz and 1oz loads. It is clean and consistent. Try some, you will love it.
     
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    It should work well for many 7/8, 1 oz, and some lighter 1 1/8 oz loads. It does pretty well in cold weather too. It's fairly consistent and doesn't seem to be affected as much by temperature variations. Check the loading data at Alliant's site and see if there is a load that suits your components and needs.
     
  8. School Teacher

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    I switched to E3 from 700X last year and love it for 1 oz. loads. It shoots clean and does not seem to be affected by cold weather. Before the primer shortage, I used to use Remington 208P's but am using Cheddite at present.

    For 1 1/8 oz. loads, I use Green Dot.

    Try it and forget the slightly higher price. You will love it.

    Ed Ward
     
  9. 3dram8

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    I also like e3 for 7/8 and 1 ounce loads. Very clean and consistent.

    When they got to e3 they had it just right (e4 not necessary). Same thing applies to kitchen counter tops. After all these years you've never seen one covered in five-mica have you? Makes you wonder what was wrong with Preparations A through G? ;) .....Rick
     
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