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Ever tried SR 7625 powder?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by xringjim, Nov 18, 2010.

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  1. xringjim

    xringjim TS Member

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    I was just wondering if some of you had tried 7625 powder, and what you thought about it. From the looks of it the powder looks to be hard on the budget but light on recoil. I was interested in its ability to be used as a handicap powder. Jim Price
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Best on 1 & 1/4 oz loads. If you use it for trap loads it will be dirty since the pressure is too low.

    I killed a lot of game with it, and it makes good 20 gauge hunting loads too.

    32 gr 7625 in a Federal hull with a Remington SP12 makes 1400 FPS.

    HM
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Thats all I shoot for games ( all I shoot is games also) I load 26.7 grns, 1 1/4 oz 7's & 6's with 12S4 fedwads, fed primer in Paper feds and Active hulls. shoots about 1325ft per sec and in my opinion has low recoil. I can shoot it all day long
     
  4. Hatshooter

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    I acuired some for reloading some damacus parkers, low pressure. might try some 1 1/4 now with halfmile & cubancigar comments.
     
  5. superump

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    SR 7625 has been around forever and is a GREAT reliable powder. However it is a hotter powder and great for 1- 1/4 oz and 1 -3/8 oz hunting loads.
     
  6. luvtrapguns

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    I used SR7625 for years when reloading for trap. BEST POWDER I HAVE EVER USED. Always felt my reloads were better than factory new. A little pricey compared to others. When used for singles in a Rem hull with a Fed 12s wad and 1 1/8 oz of Lawrence Magnum #8 1/2 shot it's almost like cheating. Add more powder and change to a #8 or 7 1/2 shot and you are ready for long yardage. Suggested loads are published in many guides. Pressures are reduced by nearly 40% as compared to 700X. Requires a little more powder for equal velocity and is a little dirtier (not a problem unless using an auto that rarely gets a cleaning). Many people seem to like the smell of 7625. If not for the rebates that have been available on new shells I would be reloading with SR7625 exclusively.
     
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    It is a great powder, but not quite as great as PB and a bit bulky for my tastes.
     
  8. SeldomShoots

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    I have used it on 1 and 1/8 ounce loads and it is a little on the dirty side. 25.5 grains in Remington hull. I think you would be happier with PB which is about the same price and uses about 2 to 3 grains less to get the same speed with just a little more pressure. Still light on the recoil and the same price as 7625.

    John
     
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    Great 28 gauge powder!

    Jim Skeel
     
  10. over the hill

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    I used it in the 70s for awhile. It was dirty back then.

    I had trouble loading 7625 and Fed. papers using Win. primers. After a nite of squirters an old trapshooter asked me if I used Fed. primers.

    Evidently he had problems with Win. primers and 7625. I switched to Fed. primers and had no problems.


    Regards....Gerald
     
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